Hurricane Fly

Foaled: 2004

 

Trainer:  Willie Mullins

 

Jockeys:  Ruby Walsh, Paul Townend, Davy Condon

 

Owners:  George Creighton and Mrs Rose Boyd  

 

Did you know: The remarkable Hurricane Fly, twice a winner of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, has been retired from racing. In a glorious career spanning all of ten seasons, Hurricane Fly won 24 of his 32 starts over hurdles and in doing so, notched up a world-record breaking 22 victories at Grade 1 level. Willie Mullins took the decision together with the horse's owners George Creighton and Rose Boyd, bringing to an end an incredible hurdling career that saw the 11-year-old son of Montjeu becoming a true legend of the turf. In his final season, Hurricane Fly landed three Grade 1 wins, including a record fifth-straight BHP Irish Champion Hurdle at his beloved Leopardstown which was to be his final success. For seven straight seasons and 30 races, he competed exclusively in Grade 1 company, his brilliance and durability enabling him set that world record of 22 Grade 1 career wins. Ten of those were in Grade 1s at Leopardstown, a venue at which he was never beaten. He was also a standing dish at Punchestown where he was a nine-time winner. He won the last three renewals of the Morgiana Hurdle at the County Kildare venue and was also a four-time winner of the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at the festival. The announcement that the remarkable Hurricane Fly had been retired from racing was made on Monday, August 31st, 2015. In a glorious career spanning all of ten seasons, Hurricane Fly won 24 of his 32 starts over hurdles.

Current Rating: 168
Trainer: W.P. Mullins
Previous Trainer(s):
Owner: George Creighton/Mrs Rose Boyd

Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2013)

Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: P. Townend - 2010)

Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2012)

Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2011)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2014)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2013)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2012)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: P. Townend - 2011)

BHP Insurances Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2015)

Evening Herald Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2009)

Ryanair H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2014)

Ryanair H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2013)

Paddypower.com iPhone App Dec.Fest.H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: P. Townend - 2010)

Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: P. Townend - 2008)

Istabraq Festival H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2012)

Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: P. Townend - 2010)

paddypower.com Future Champ.Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: P. Townend - 2008)

StanJames.com Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2014)

StanJames.com Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2013)

Dobbins & Madigans Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: W.P. Mullins - Ridden by: R. Walsh - 2012)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2014/201543100€176,900€40,000€216,900
National Hunt 2013/201443100€182,400€40,000€222,400
National Hunt 2012/201344000€299,000€0€299,000
National Hunt 2011/201222000€170,200€0€170,200
National Hunt 2010/201154000€285,700€0€285,700
National Hunt 2009/201021010€103,700€8,500€112,200
National Hunt 2008/200944000€183,600€0€183,600

Venue
Date From
Date To
Jockey
Trainer
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Jockey Trainer Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Auteuil 07/06/15 R. Walsh Hdl 3m 1f 110yds 6 10-10 Hurdle, Grade 1, 3m.1f.
Punchestown 30/04/15 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 3m 2 11-10 168 Ladbrokes World Series H'dle (Grade 1) €40,000
Cheltenham 10/03/15 P. Townend Hdl 2m 110yds 3 11-10 THE STAN JAMES CHAMPION HURDLE CHALLENGE TROPHY (CLASS 1) (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 25/01/15 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 169 BHP Insurances Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €67,100
Leopardstown 29/12/14 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 169 Ryanair H'dle (Grade 1) €61,000
Punchestown 16/11/14 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 165 StanJames.com Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) €48,800
Punchestown 02/05/14 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 2 11-12 169 Racing Post Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €40,000
Cheltenham 11/03/14 R. Walsh Hdl 2m 110yds 4 11-10 THE STAN JAMES CHAMPION HURDLE CHALLENGE TROPHY (CLASS 1) (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 26/01/14 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 175 BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €72,600
Leopardstown 29/12/13 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 175 Ryanair H'dle (Grade 1) €61,000
Punchestown 17/11/13 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 175 StanJames.com Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) €48,800
Punchestown 26/04/13 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-12 173 Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €121,500
Cheltenham 12/03/13 R. Walsh Hdl 2m 110yds 1 11-10 THE STAN JAMES CHAMPION HURDLE CHALLENGE TROPHY (CLASS 1) (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 27/01/13 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 173 BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €72,600
Leopardstown 29/12/12 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 173 Istabraq Festival H'dle (Grade 1) €56,100
Punchestown 18/11/12 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 173 Dobbins & Madigans Morgiana H'dle (Grade 1) €48,800
Punchestown 27/04/12 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-12 173 Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €97,600
Cheltenham 13/03/12 R. Walsh Hdl 2m 110yds 3 11-10 THE STAN JAMES CHAMPION HURDLE CHALLENGE TROPHY (CLASS 1) (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 29/01/12 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-10 173 BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €72,600
Punchestown 06/05/11 R. Walsh W.P. Mullins Hdl 2m 1 11-12 172 Rabobank Champion H'dle (Grade 1) €97,600
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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