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Desert War (horse)

Desert War is a champion Australian Thoroughbred gelding who gained a cult following for providing punters with massive returns, his front running style, and huge frame, weighing in at over 600 kg.

Trained by Gai Waterhouse, he was a multiple Group 1 winner in Sydney and Melbourne. Arguably his greatest achievement was winning the Epsom Handicap back to back in 2004 and 2005, before finishing a close second to Sydney star Racing to Win in 2006.

His final race was the 2008 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, before he retired. During his racing career he had 45 starts: 12 wins, 2 seconds and 9 thirds for $3,046,610.[1]

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