Moscow Flyer

Foaled: 1994

Died: October 21st, 2016

Trainer: Jessica Harrington

Owner: Brian Kearney

Jockey: Barry Geraghty

 

Did you know:

Almost every Irish racegoer will have many happy memories of the great Moscow Flyer. One of the leading two mile chasers of all time, he thrived in what was a vintage period for that division. Azertyuiop and Well Chief provided very stiff opposition to him over the years, but Moscow Flyer's tendency to idle in front perhaps masked his superiority to those rivals on occasion. His three wins at the Cheltenham Festival were sources of immense joy for his fans and in total he won no less than 13 Grade 1 races, including the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham in 2002 and the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2003 and 2005. He was retired after finishing fifth in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2006, but that wasn't the end of the story, as he was brought out of retirement to contest the charity race at the Punchestown Festival in 2007 with Jessica's daughter Kate riding the old warrior to gain a thrilling victory that received one of the biggest receptions of the week. Moscow Flyer, who died on October 21st, 2016 at the age of 22, is very close to the hearts of a huge number of racing fans and his exploits will never be forgotten. He was described by his trainer Jessica Harrington as "a legend in his own lifetime". 


Trainer: Mrs John Harrington
Previous Trainer(s):
Owner: Brian Kearney

BETDAQ.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2004)

Shell Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2001)

Denny Gold Medal Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2001)

Swordlestown Cup Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2002)

Evening Herald Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2000)

Pembroke Electrical Royal Bond Nov.H'dle (Grade 1) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 1999)

Killultagh Properties Ltd S'chase (Grade 3) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2002)

Ballymore Properties Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2004)

Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet S'chase (Grade 2) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2003)

Ballymore Properties Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2003)

Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet S'chase (Grade 2) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2002)

Byrne Group Plc Tied Cottage S'chase (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2005)

Byrne Group Plc Tied Cottage S'chase (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2003)

A.I.B. Agri-Business December Fest.H'dle (Grade 2) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2000)

Craddockstown Novice S'chase (Grade 3) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2001)

Morgiana H'dle (Grade 2) (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: Paul Moloney - 2000)

Tattersalls H'dle (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 1999)

Seacat Beginners S'chase (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 2001)

Shamrock Classic M'dn H'dle (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: B.J. Geraghty - 1999)

Diageo Ireland Pun'town Charity Sw'stks (Trained by: Mrs John Harrington - Ridden by: K. Harrington - 2007)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2005/200620101€0€11,800€11,800
National Hunt 2004/200532100€59,400€36,000€95,400
National Hunt 2003/200433000€160,500€0€160,500
National Hunt 2002/200343000€91,100€0€91,100
National Hunt 2001/200264000€148,907€0€148,907
National Hunt 2000/200173210€130,974€23,363€154,337

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
Punchestown 27/04/07 K. Harrington Mrs John Harrington NHF 2m 1 12-3 Diageo Ireland Pun'town Charity Sw'stks
Cheltenham 15/03/06 B. J. Geraghty Ch 2m 5 11-10 Queen Mother Champion S'chase (Class 1) (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 27/12/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1f 4 11-12 180 Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) €2,800
Navan 13/11/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 2 11-12 180 Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) €9,000
Punchestown 26/04/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 2 11-12 180 Kerrygold Champion S'chase (Grade 1) €36,000
Aintree 08/04/05 B. J. Geraghty Ch 2m 4f 1 11-10 John Smith's Melling S'chase (Class A) (Grade 1)
Cheltenham 16/03/05 B. J. Geraghty Ch 2m 1 11-10 Queen Mother Champion S'chase (Class A) (Grade 1)
Punchestown 30/01/05 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1 12-0 178 Byrne Group Plc Tied Cottage S'chase €26,400
Sandown 04/12/04 B.J. Geraghty Ch 2m 1 11-7 Steeplechase, 2m.0f.
Navan 07/11/04 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1 11-12 174 Ballymore Properties Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) €33,000
Punchestown 27/04/04 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1 11-12 174 BETDAQ.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) €94,500
Aintree 02/04/04 B.J. Geraghty Ch 2m 4f 1 11-10 Steeplechase, 2m.4f.
Cheltenham 17/03/04 B.J. Geraghty Ch 2m u 11-10 Steeplechase, Grade 1, 2m.0f.
Leopardstown 27/12/03 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1f 1 11-12 174 Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet S'chase (Grade 2) €33,000
Sandown 06/12/03 B.J. Geraghty Ch 2m 1 11-7 Steeplechase, Grade 1, 2m.0f.
Navan 09/11/03 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1 12-0 170 Ballymore Properties Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) €33,000
Punchestown 29/04/03 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m u.r. 12-0 170 B.M.W. S'chase (Grade 1)
Cheltenham 12/03/03 B.J. Geraghty Ch 2m 1 12-0 Steeplechase, 2m.0f.
Punchestown 02/02/03 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1 12-0 160 Byrne Group Plc Tied Cottage S'chase €26,400
Leopardstown 29/12/02 B.J. Geraghty Mrs John Harrington Ch 2m 1f 1 11-12 159 Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet S'chase (Grade 2) €29,700
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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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