Moscow Flyer: won the Champion Chase in 2003 and 2005
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Andrew Dietz 1:16PM 21 OCT 2016
MOSCOW FLYER, who landed two editions of the Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival as well as a host of other top-level contests, has died at the age of 22.
The Jessica Harrington-trained superstar cemented his place among the all-time greats after dominating the two-mile chase division with victories in the festival highlight in 2003 and 2005 and back-to-back successes in the Tingle Creek Chase in 2003 and 2004.
The charismatic chaser, the first to wear the colours of owner Brian Kearney, had spent the last four years at the Irish National Stud, having been retired in 2006.
Harrington wrote on Twitter: “So sad to announce the passing of Moscow Flyer. He was a total legend and a horse of a lifetime. Thank you for all the memories.”
More to follow. . .