Legendary chaser Moscow Flyer dies

Dual Champion Chase winner Moscow Flyer has died aged 22, the Irish National Stud has announced.

Moscow Flyer at his brilliant best

Trained by Jessica Harrington during his racing days, Moscow Flyer won 26 of 44 starts including 10 Grade One events over fences and three wins at the highest level over hurdles.

Moscow Flyer bowed out of racing action after finishing fifth in the 2006 Champion Chase at Cheltenham – a race he won in 2003 and 2005 – and spent the latter half of his retirement at the Irish National Stud, in County Kildare.

A statement on www.irishnationalstude.ie read: "It is with great sadness that the Irish National Stud must announce the passing of the legendary Moscow Flyer at the great age of 22."

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