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Tiutchev (horse)

Tiutchev
Sire Soviet Star
Dam Cut Ahead
Damsire Kalaglow
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1993
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Mrs D M De Rothschild
Owner The Liars Poker Partnership
Trainer Roger Charlton
Henrietta Knight
David Nicholson
Nicky Henderson
Martin Pipe
Record 44: 12-6
Earnings £445,240
Summary
Tiutchev is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Cut Ahead by Soviet Star. He was born around 1993 in Great Britain, and was bred by Mrs D M De Rothschild.
Major wins
Lanzarote Hurdle (1999)
Arkle Challenge Trophy (2000)
Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase (2000)
Ascot Chase (2001,2003)
Martell Cognac Cup Chase (2004)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Tiutchev was an English racehorse who started his racing career as a Flat horse for trainer Roger Charlton. He made his debut in September 1996 in a Haydock maiden, where he finished 6th. He went on to have two further runs for Roger Charlton, before being transferred to the yard of National Hunt trainer Henrietta Knight, for he made his debut when finishing 4th in maiden hurdle at Warwick in February 1997. He failed to shine in his next 3 races, where he fell and then unseated his rider in the next 2. He ended the season on an improved note however, as he was placed in his next 2 runs.

He then changed yards again during the summer of 1997, when he joined trainer David Nicholson. He made a winning debut for him in a Novices' Hurdle in October 1997 and followed that up with another victory at Cheltenham in November. He had mixed fortunes in his next 3 starts, of which he won one, was runner up in one and fell in the other. But he bounced back to the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton in January 1999. Following that win, he was sent off 6/4 favourite for the Tote Gold Trophy, but disappointed by finishing 6th, which he followed by filling the same position in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, behind Istabraq. In his final of the season, he was sent off the favourite for the Welsh Champion Hurdle, but could only finish 2nd.

He then changed yards again in the summer of 1999, as he joined the yard of Nicky Henderson. He was sent straight over fences, and it was here under Henderson that Tiutchev really excelled and proved himself to be the Champion Novice Chaser in the 1999/00 season. Although he only gained 4 more successes after that season, he ran creditably in numerous Grade 1 Chases including for Martin Pipe, who he joined in 2003. After a distinguished racing career, Tiutchev was finally retired after being pulled up in the 2005 Betfair Bowl at Aintree.



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