Hurricane Fly won his fourth Irish Champion Hurdle on Sunday taking his total number of wins to twenty, nineteen of which have been at Grade 1.
Since he first appeared in Ireland on the 7th of May 2008, the French bred gelding has been almost untouchable on a race course. Only Solwit, Overturn and Rock on Ruby have finished ahead of the ‘Fly’ in nearly five years of racing.
To own a horse like this must be somewhat of a dream. Disregarding the list of magically moments the horse has given his owners George Creighton & Rose Boyd, trainer Willie Mullins and the lucky jockeys that have ridden him, Hurricane Fly is a very valuable economic asset. The horse has a win record of 90.91% and total earnings of €1,778,217.86.
Since his arrival in Ireland five and a half years ago, the Montjeu gelding has earned around €850 per day! That’s more than most people earn in a week. Some sources suggest the ROI is more than 4000%. With Cheltenham in his sights, it’s possible the ‘Fly’ will crash through the €2 million barrier in March.