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English racehorse Desert Orchid gained iconic status in National Hunt racing for his front-running attacking style, iron will and adaptability.
After being switched to steeplechasing, he won four races in a row at Sandown and Ascot.
In 1986 Desert Orchid won the King George VI Chase by 15 lengths from a number of star names, destroying the field with some of the most spectacular steeplechasing ever seen.
Desert Orchid’s record at right-handed tracks was substantially better than at left-handed tracks, as he tended to jump to his right, especially when tired.
Previously regarded as a two-miler, Desert Orchid’s effort to overhaul the mud-loving Yahoo in the 1987 Cheltenham Gold Cup – on a heavy, three-mile, left-handed track – was monumental, and the race was voted best horserace ever by Racing Post readers.
Desert Orchid won 34 of his 70 starts, earning £654 066 in prize money, and The Desert Orchid Chase is named in his memory. His last victory came in 1991 at 11 years old.
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