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Inglis Drever

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Inglis Drever 18 March 1999 – October 2009 was a champion racehorse trained in the North of England by Howard Johnson He was one of the most successful hurdle racing horses to date and won the World Hurdle three times, bettered only by the former champion Big Buck's He is seen by many as having been the greatest staying hurdler of all time


  • 1 Racing career
    • 11 Flat racing
    • 12 National Hunt racing
  • 2 Pedigree
  • 3 Retirement and death
  • 4 References

Racing career

Flat racing

His career started as a Flat horse, where he was trained by Sir Mark Prescott and won 4 of his 12 starts under Flat rules

National Hunt racing

It was over hurdles, however, that Inglis Drever excelled, winning on his first run over hurdles in November 2003 at Aintree

Victory in the 'Fighting Fifth Hurdle' at Newcastle had many believing that the Champion Hurdle was a serious prospect for the horse Inglis Drever won the first-ever running of the '2005 Ladbroke World Hurdle' After suffering a career-threatening injury with a fall at Newbury, he was unable to defend his title 2006 My Way De Sulzen

He did, however, return to the track and reclaimed 'The World Hurdle' crown in both 2007 and 2008 In 2008, he was the oldest horse at the time to win The World/Stayers Hurdle He was ridden by three different jockeys on all three of his Cheltenham Festival wins


Pedigree of Inglis Drever GB, bay gelding, 1999
In The Wings GB
Sadler's Wells USA
Northern Dancer Nearctic
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
High Hawk IRE
Shirley Heights Mill Reef
Sunbittern Sea Hawk
Cormorant Creek GB
Gorytus USA
Nijinsky Northern Dancer
Flaming Page
Glad Rags High Hat
Quarry Wood GB
Super Sam Above Suspicion
Phrygia Mossborough
Lenaea Family: 2-n

Retirement and death

Inglis Drever picked up a leg injury in the 'Long Distance Hurdle' at Newbury in November 2008 His trainer, Howard Johnson, had reported him to be recovering well However, in January 2009, Inglis Drever was retired as a result of this injury

He was euthanised after suffering a bout of colic on 16 October 2009


  1. ^ "Inglis Drever pedigree" equinelinecom 2012-05-08 Retrieved 2013-11-21 
  2. ^ http://wwwirishtimescom/news/hurdle-champion-inglis-drever-dies-11229572

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