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.