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Cheltenham Festival, top five legends to have graced the week: in pictures

Coming home: Desert Orchid and Richard Dunwoody clear the last to win a fourth King George in 1990

Desert Orchid was an equine superstar and caught the public's imagination like no other racehorse

Desert Orchid to Red Rum: The ten greatest national hunt racehorses

Desert Orchid an equine superstar. He was trained by David Elsworth and had three jockeys throughout his career. Colin Brown, Simon Sherwood and Richard Dunwoody.

Desert Orchid - extremely rare thoroughbred racehorse. Gorgeous!

Desert Orchid - extremely rare thoroughbred racehorse. Gorgeous!

Desert Orchid and David Elsworth.

Desert Orchid and David Elsworth. Very fluffy 😍

Desert Orchid (April 11, 1979 – November 13, 2006), affectionately known as Dessie, was an English racehorse. The gallant grey achieved iconic status within National Hunt racing, where he was much loved by supporters for his front-running attacking style, iron will and extreme versatility. He was rated the fifth best National Hunt horse of all time by Timeform. He is considered by many as the greatest jumper of all time and also the greatest front runner in history.

Desert Orchid (April 1979 – November affectionately known as Dessie, was an English racehorse. The gallant grey achieved iconic status within National Hunt racing.

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