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by Brian Halton
Limited Edition of 195 prints
Image Size: 18 x 13 in
In the middle part of the ‘noughties’, Irish-trained horses dominated the 2m hurdling scene with horses such as Hardy Eustace, Harchibald, Sublimity and Macs Joy all winning their share of Grade 1 contests. However, arguably the most celebrated member of that group was the Colm Murphy-trained Brave Inca. Owned by an enthusiastic syndicate, he came from modest beginnings to win no less than 10 Grade 1 contests and showed himself to be one of the gamest hurdlers in recent decades.
Trainer: Colm Murphy
Jockeys: Ruby Walsh, Tony McCoy, Barry Cash, P J Colville
Grade 1 Wins: Irish Champion Hurdle (2009, 2006), December Festival Hurdle (2006, 2005), Hattonês Grace Hurdle (2006), Cheltenham Champion Hurdle (2006), Emo Oil Champion Hurdle (2005), Evening Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (2004), Supreme Novicesê Hurdle (2004), Deloitte Novice Hurdle (2004)