SPRINTER SACRE PARADES
Sprinter Scare, the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase winner of 2013 and 2016, who was retired in November, 2016, today paraded at the scene of his greatest triumphs, Cheltenham, bathed in glorious sunshine, fitting for his bright and shinning career.
The packed crowd clapped him into the parade ring at 12.45am and a ripple of applause followed the great horse around his many laps of the ring.
Nicky Henderson, interviewed by Martin Kelly, talked of his charges career of 18 wins from 24 starts, which encompassed Grade Ones at Sandown, Aintree, Ascot and Punchestown as well as his five victories at the Home of Jump Racing.
The 11-year-old was led up by Sarwar Mohammed and Sarah Shreeve, and looking every inch the superstar, with his coat gleaming and a bright eye, he took the eye of all who looked. These included numerous trainers, bloodstock agents, who wished they had had either trained or bought him, and enthralled racegoers.
As he took a final bow, an even bigger round of applause broke out and the great warrior danced for the public as they cheered his exit.