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 on his way to the first of four King George wins in 1986PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Desert Orchid and Panto Prince as one in the 1989 Victor Chandler ChasePICTURE: Gerry Cranham
Crowning glory in the 1989 Gold Cup at CheltenhamPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Hat-trick: Desert Orchid wins a third King George in 1989PICTURE: Mirrorpix
On his way to an incredible fourth King George success in 1990PICTURE: Edward Whitaker
One Man and Tony Dobbin en route to Hennessy Gold Cup glory in 1994PICTURE: Getty Images
The first of two King George wins comes at Sandown in January 1996PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
One Man strolls to back-to-back King George winsPICTURE: Sporting Life
A first win at the Cheltenham Festival comes in the 1998 Champion ChasePICTURE: Dan Abraham
Abernant winning the Lubbock Sprint Stakes at Sandown in 1950PICTURE: NHRM
Kribensis takes the Triumph Hurdle in 1988PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Winning the Champion Hurdle in 1990PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Daylami wins the King George at Ascot in July 1999PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
White lightning: Daylami surges to victory in the Breeders' Cup TurfPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Further Flight: winning the 1990 Eborby a length and a halfPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Further Flight powers to success in the 1991 Goodwood CupPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Michael Hills punches the air after winning the 1995 Jockey Club CupPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Rooster Booster on his way to victory in the 2002 Bula HurdlePICTURE: Getty Images
The Rehabilitation of Racehorses Hurdle goes the way of Rooster BoosterPICTURE: Getty Images
Richard Johnson celebrates as Rooster Booster wins the Champion HurdlePICTURE: Getty Images