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Paying tribute to the great greys of our time

ALL this week we are saluting some of the great greys of our time in a special series.

Kicking off with arguably the greatest of them all, Desert Orchid, we pay further tribute below with pictures capturing some of their most unforgettable moments on the track.

Be sure to come back each day this week to see who the next gallant grey is and share some of your personal memories in the comments box below and through our survey, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs including Cheltenham Festival tickets.

Desert Orchid

Desert Orchid - 1986 King George - Kempton

Desert Orchid on his way to the first of four King George wins in 1986

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham ( 


Panto Prince - Desert Orchid - Victor Chandler Chase - 1989

Desert Orchid and Panto Prince as one in the 1989 Victor Chandler Chase

  PICTURE: Gerry Cranham  


Desert Orchid - 1989 Gold Cup

Crowning glory in the 1989 Gold Cup at Cheltenham

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (  


Desert Orchid - King George 1989

Hat-trick: Desert Orchid wins a third King George in 1989

  PICTURE: Mirrorpix  


Desert Orchid King George 1990 Kempton

On his way to an incredible fourth King George success in 1990

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Desert Orchid: Career Profile
Watch Desert Orchid win the 1986 King George
Watch Desert Orchid win the 1989 Gold Cup

One Man

One Man - Hennessy Gold Cup 1994

One Man and Tony Dobbin en route to Hennessy Gold Cup glory in 1994

  PICTURE: Getty Images  


One Man - King George, Sandown 1996

The first of two King George wins comes at Sandown in January 1996

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch (  


One Man - King George, Kempton 1996

One Man strolls to back-to-back King George wins

  PICTURE: Sporting Life  


One Man - Champion Chase 1998

A first win at the Cheltenham Festival comes in the 1998 Champion Chase

  PICTURE: Dan Abraham  

One Man: Career Profile
Watch One Man win the 1996 King George
Watch One Man win the 1998 Champion Chase


Abernant - Sandown 1950

Abernant winning the Lubbock Sprint Stakes at Sandown in 1950



Kribensis - Triumph Hurdle 1988

Kribensis takes the Triumph Hurdle in 1988

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (  


Kribensis - Champion Hurdle 1990

Winning the Champion Hurdle in 1990

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (  

Watch Kribensis in the closing stages of the 1990 Champion Hurdle


Daylami wins at Ascot July 1999

Daylami wins the King George at Ascot in July 1999

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch (  


White lightning: Daylami surges to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf

White lightning: Daylami surges to victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (  

Watch Daylami winning the 1999 Irish Champion Stakes
Watch Daylami winning the 1999 Breeders' Cup Turf

Further Flight

Further Flight - Ebor 1990

Further Flight: winning the 1990 Eborby a length and a half

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (  


Further Flight - Goodwood Cup 1991

Further Flight powers to success in the 1991 Goodwood Cup

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (  


Further Flight - Newmarket, Jockey Club Cup 1995

Michael Hills punches the air after winning the 1995 Jockey Club Cup

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (  

Further Flight: Career Profile
Watch Further Flight win the 1992 Jockey Club Gold Cup

Rooster Booster

Rooster Booster - BULA Hurdle 2002

Rooster Booster on his way to victory in the 2002 Bula Hurdle

  PICTURE: Getty Images  


Rooster Booster - Rehabilitation Of Racehorses Hurdle

The Rehabilitation of Racehorses Hurdle goes the way of Rooster Booster

  PICTURE: Getty Images  


Rooster Booster winning Champion Hurdle 2003

Richard Johnson celebrates as Rooster Booster wins the Champion Hurdle

  PICTURE: Getty Images  

Rooster Booster: Career Profile
Watch Rooster Booster win the 2003 Champion Hurdle

Don’t miss our Great Greys series all this week in the Racing Post newspaper, iPad edition and digital paper

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