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Supreme Glory

Racing Career and Breeding

     

Alfie, as he is known to us is now 19 years old and has had a very illustrious career, including coming 2nd in the Grand National, 1st in the Welsh National and 1st in the Devon National.

On each of these outings he was ridden by Leighton Aspell, who was his regular jockey, in fact only a handful of other have jockeys ever ridden him. He is a big old fashioned chaser and a horse that gives absolutely everything, and as a result is prone to drop weight. Whilst in training he needed at least 6 weeks in between races just to enable him to regain condition.

 

 Life after racing

Alfie (as he is known in the yard) was a welfare case which is absolutely no indication on his previous trainer. He came in from a yard that hired horses out for Hunt Trailing. However, he just wasn’t cut out for that life and we were notified 3 days in advance that Alfie was going to be put down which just seemed criminal for a horse of his calibre with no injuries. Nothing could have prepared us for the sight that greeted us when he came in. He was skin and bone with a number of skin conditions and scarring from badly fitting tack. However, it was the look in his eyes that got us all – there was nothing! It was like he had already given up.

   

 

We spent the next 6 weeks gently nurturing and feeding him back to health and whilst he ate and drank what we put in front of him, he simply wasn’t interested in interacting. Once he had gained a bit of weight (still about 100lbs off his target weight) we took him out for a little walk, leading him off another horse. We thought this would give him a change of scenery. This did the trick and he became a totally different horse. His dull, expressionless eyes became bright and enquiring as he jogged the whole way round, tossing his head and generally having a lovely time. He hasn’t looked back since!

Racing Stats

Supreme Glory (IRE)
01Jan93 b g
Supreme Leader (12.4f) — Pentlows (Sheer Grit (15.0f))
Trainer Pat Murphy 

 Lifetime record

 Starts

 Wins

 2nds

 3rds

 Winnings

 Earnings

     

 Chase

 25

 4

 4

 2

 £62,635

 £226,605

 

 

 

 PTP

 8

 0

 0

 0

 £0

 £0

 

 

 

 Rules Races

 25

 4

 4

 2

 £62,235

 £226,605

 

 

 


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