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Old 13-11-2006, 04:43 PM #1
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Racing legend Desert Orchid dies

Legendary racehorse Desert Orchid has died at the age of 27.

The gallant grey achieved iconic status within National Hunt racing, where he was much loved by supporters for his iron will and extreme versatility.

He won 34 races in total, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and seven at his beloved Kempton, where he won the King George VI Chase a record four times.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the horse, nicknamed "Dessie", died peacefully in his stable on Monday.
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Dont know who he was but R.I.P
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Awww, Poor Horse RIP
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Dont know who he was but R.I.P
Desert Orchid ......... a beautiful racehorse with the heart of a lion. He was very special.

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A sad day for a lot of people. A horse that will be remembered in racing as long as there are history books and people to read them.
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SOOOOOO SAD!!! I loooovve horses, this does little to improve my mood
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I won some money on him a few years ago awwww
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