Flakey Dove, British-trained racehorse, Died at 30


Flakey Dove was born on April 10, 1986, and died on February 13, 2016.

She was a British racehorse.

She was best known for her win in the 1994 Champion Hurdle.

In a career which lasted from January 1990 until January 1995, she ran forty-four times and won fourteen races.

Even though Dove won two races on the flat, Flakey Dove was a specialist hurdler who competed mainly in National Hunt races.

She ran in some restricted races to mares in the early part of her racing career but were mainly campaigned against geldings and entire horses in open competition.

Her best-known year was In 1994, she became the third mare to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Flakey other important wins included the Cleeve Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle Trial.

However, the Racing Post rated her one of the ten best jumping mares of the 20th century.

Unlike the bulk of modern racehorses, she was not a Thoroughbred.

She retired to become a broodmare.

Flakey Dove has produced at least three minor winners: Minella Lodge, Just Smudge and Dovecote Lodge.

One of her foals, the unraced mare Bay Dove, was sired by Alderbrook and were therefore the offspring of two Champion Hurdle winners.

Dove was retired from breeding in 2010.

Flakey Dove passed away at 30 yrs old.