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Floyd (horse)

Sire Relko
Dam Honey Palm
Grandsire Tanerko
Damsire Honeyway
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1980
Country Great Britain
Color Chestnut (coat)
Breeder Mrs Y. Gillespie
Owner Michael Walsh
Trainer David Elsworth
Record 39:19-4-3 (16 hurdle + 3 flat wins)
Earnings £196,234
Floyd is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Honey Palm by Relko. He was born around 1980 in Great Britain, and was bred by Mrs Y. Gillespie.
Major wins
Imperial Cup (1985)
County Hurdle (1985)
Bula Hurdle (1986)
Fighting Fifth Hurdle (1987, 1988)
Ring & Brymer Hurdle (1988)
Kingwell Hurdle (1988, 1989)
Long Walk Hurdle (1990)
Rendlesham Hurdle (1991)
Daily Telegraph Hurdle (1992)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Floyd (foaled 1980, died c7th January 1993) was an English bred English trained National Hunt racehorse sired by Relko.

David Elsworth-trained Floyd was the first horse to win the Long Walk Hurdle when it was upgraded to Grade One status in 1990.[1]

Only five horses have done the double of winning the Imperial Cup with a follow-up win at the same year’s Cheltenham Festival, with Floyd being the first in 1985 when he completed the double by winning the County Hurdle.[2]

19 wins, £196,234: 3 wins at 3 and 5 years and £10,872; also 16 wins over hurdles[3]

Racing: Floyd dies on gallops (as reported in The Independent)

Friday, 8 January – 1993

FLOYD, the 13-year-old hurdler who controversially came back into training with Reg Akehurst this season after spending most of his career with David Elsworth, has died while doing light exercise on the gallops at Epsom. The gelding won 16 races over jumps, including the Fighting Fifth Hurdle twice and the Long Walk Hurdle, and three on the Flat, earning almost £200,000. Elsworth, who guided him to those successes, had been dismayed at the decision of Floyd's owner, Mike Walsh, to put the horse back into training.[4]


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