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Jessica Harrington remembers Moscow Flyer


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Jessica Harrington was the special guest for Friday Night Racing ahead of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.

Harrington has long been established as one of the most talented dual-purpose trainers in the country and runs her training establishment in Moone, Co. Kildare with her two daughters, Emma and Kate.

The decorated trainer has produced some of the best, including Jezki, Supasundae, Our Duke and Sizing John but it's Moscow Flyer that she is arguably known best for.

Flyer won 10 Grade 1 contests including a never-to-be-forgotten second victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2005.

Reflecting on her time with Moscow Flyer, she told John Duggan: "When he turned up he won, or he fell, and we were never quite sure which he was doing. If you actually string all his races together - I think he won something like 16 chases in a row or something amazing like that if you took out the times he fell. He was a little bit prone to do that but he was an amazing horse and I probably didn't appreciate him when I had him because every time you went with him - he turned up and he won.

"It was a bit like 'you press the button and off we went,'" she added.

We had a great night at The Sugar club last Thursday with Davy Russell, Rachael Blackmore, Patrick Mullins previewing the Dublin Racing Festival taking place at Leopardstown this weekend.

Thetote.com kindly gave everyone a €100 charity bet for the Irish Injured Jockeys, let’s go through those bets and see if we can add to our €1,485 pot at the Dublin Racing Festival tomorrow and Sunday

Day 1: Saturday 2 February

Kevin Kilbane

Horse: Paloma Blue

Race: Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1)

Bet: €100 win

Rachael Blackmore

Race: BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle

Horse: Petit Mouchoir

Bet: €50 e/w

Johnny Ward

Horse: Min

Race: Ladbrokes Dublin Chase (Grade 1)

Bet: €100 win

Day 2: Sunday 3 February

Patrick Mullins

Horse: Tiger Tap Tap

Race: Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

Bet: €100 win

Davy Russell

Horse: La Bague Au Roi

Race: Flogas Novice Chase (Grade 1)

€50 e/w

Get the Tote Best Price Guarantee for Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend on thetote.com

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