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  1. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    13 Nov '06 19:30
    More than a race horse. A sad day for racing.
  2. Standard member Ravello
    The RudeĀ©
    13 Nov '06 22:25
    Well, he was 27 and lived a long and good life for a Horse, one of the best looking also..........

    Goodbye Dessie, you will be missed.
  3. 14 Nov '06 08:39
    Originally posted by invigorate
    More than a race horse. A sad day for racing.
    I admit I know nearly nothing about horse racing. What was Desert Orchid known for?
  4. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    14 Nov '06 13:35
    Originally posted by lioyank
    I admit I know nearly nothing about horse racing. What was Desert Orchid known for?
    4 x King George (Kempton - Boxing Day big race)
    1 x Gold Cup (Cheltenham festval big race)

    Bold front runner, preferred clockwise circuits (right turns not left).
  5. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    14 Nov '06 20:50
    Originally posted by lioyank
    I admit I know nearly nothing about horse racing. What was Desert Orchid known for?
    Lighting up every Christmas of my teenage years. An escape from the cold turkey and family arguments of Boxing Day. Being truly beautiful a grey almost white horse, being failiable - especially around Cheltenham, always trying his best.

    To me only Best Mate has come close since but it would be like comparing the Elegance of Chris Everett to the Power of Martina Navratalova. Dessie was elegant.
  6. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    14 Nov '06 23:25
    Originally posted by Ravello
    a Horse, one of the best looking also....
    Did you really just say that?

    D
  7. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    15 Nov '06 21:55
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Did you really just say that?

    D
    How could you not fancy a bit of this?

    http://www.famousracehorses.co.uk/dessie/desfront.jpg

    ?