Desert Orchid was a superb thoroughbred gelding having a characteristic gray coat and was probably the most famous British racehorses from the modern generation, who had speed, excellent jumping ability, very agile, high stamina and courageous (and passionately referred to as Dessie).
Desert Orchid resided between 1979 and 2006 attaining national fame through his equine racing exploits in National Search racing (and is the fifth best National search equine) which incorporated winning the King George Mire Chase at Kempton Park four occasions in 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1990 although winning four steeplechases consecutively at Sandown and Ascot.
In 1986 Desert Orchid won the King George Mire Chase by 15 measures over Door Latch referred to among the most enjoyable steeplechases seen. Another of his finest victories arrived the 1987 Cheltenham Gold Cup, the 3 mile course have been made heavy by snow and rain which is a a lefty track, the race continues to be chosen among the best horserace by visitors from the Racing Publish. It’s stated that Desert Orchid was among the best mounts that may carry a lot of weight.
Although certainly one of his finest victories what food was in Cheltenham a a lefty track, Desert Orchid preforms better on right handed tracks (while he accustomed to jump to his right particularly when tired) for example Kempton Park, Sandown and Ascot. Of his 70 competitative begins he won 34 of those including 17 major wins (Martell Cup, Whitebred Gold Cup, Victor Chandler Chase, Cheltenham Gold Cup and also the Irish Grand National). After retiring in 1991 he came back to Kempton Park each year to guide the parade of runners for that King George Mire Chase in addition to assisting to raise substantial sums for charitable organisation as numerous fans desired to catch a peek at this type of loveable character. His ashes were hidden inside a private ceremony at Kempton Park Racecourse near his statue and there’s a headstone and videos of his best races around the track.