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Inglis Drever

Inglis Drever
Sire In the Wings
Dam Cormorant Creek
Damsire Gorytus
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1999
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder R J McAlpine & D O Pickering
Owner Graham & Andrea Wylie
Trainer Howard Johnson
Record 35: 17-8-3
Earnings £796,952
Inglis Drever is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Cormorant Creek by In the Wings. He was born around 1999 in Great Britain, and was bred by R J McAlpine & D O Pickering.
Major wins
Winter Novices' Hurdle (2003)
Leamington Novices' Hurdle (2004)
Champion Hurdle Trial (2005)
Kingwell Hurdle (2005)
World Hurdle (2005, 2007, 2008)
John Smith's Hurdle (2005)
Long Distance Hurdle (2005, 2006, 2007)
Cleeve Hurdle (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Inglis Drever was a champion racehorse trained in the North of England by Howard Johnson. He was one of the most successful hurdle racing horses to date and the only horse to have won the World Hurdle three times. He is seen by many as having been the greatest staying hurdler of all time.

His career started as a Flat horse, where he was trained by Sir Mark Prescott and won 4 his 12 starts under Flat rules. It was over hurdles however that Inglis Drever excelled himself straight from the off, winning on his first run over hurdles in November 2003 at Aintree.

After winning his first World Hurdle in 2005, he was denied the chance to defend his title as injury meant that he was unable to run in the race in 2006. He did however return and went on to win the World Hurdle in both 2007 and 2008.

Inglis Drever picked up a leg injury in the Long Distance Hurdle race at Newbury in November 2008, but his trainer Howard Johnson had reported him to be recovering well.

However, in January 2009, Inglis Drever was retired as a result of this injury.

The horse was euthanised after suffering a bout of colic on October 16, 2009. [1]


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