|Damsire||THE PAINTER (NZ)|
|MOIFAA is a thoroughbred racehorse out of DENBIGH (AUS) by NATATOR (NZ). He was born around 1897 in New Zealand.|
|1904 Grand National|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on April 3, 2009|
He was the King's favourite horse, and led his funeral cortège in 1910 with a symbolic empty saddle.
A popular myth has grown up in the years since that Moifaa had been thought lost when the ship transporting him to England was shipwrecked. The horse is supposed to have swam a distance, in some extreme version of the story, up to twenty-five miles to make it to the Irish coast where he was found days later.
The shipwreck did happen, but to a horse by the name of Kiora who is reported to have had to swim a very impressive two miles to reach the safety of the shore before later competing in, but not winning the Grand National