Hardy Eustace & Rite Of Passage
25th Feb 2015
L-R: Moscow Flyer with Chris Tuthill, Kicking King with Mark Power, Rite of Passage with Ferghal Hogan, Hardy Eustace with Yard Foreman Fiona Doggett, Beef or Salmon with Laura Bennett
Champion Hurdler Hardy Eustace and Ascot Gold Cup hero Rite of Passage join the Irish National Stud’s Living Legends team alongside Beef or Salmon, Kicking King and Moscow Flyer.
As Cheltenham approaches, it is fitting we remember Hardy Eustace’s trainer Dessie Hughes and appropriate that the top trainer award at the Festival has been named in his honour. Dessie Hughes was enormously proud of his Champion Hurdle Hero and it was his wish that Hardy Eustace would come to the Irish National Stud to enjoy his retirement.
The Living Legends are a great feature of our visitor experience, where their heroic exploits on the track are recounted to thousands of visitors from around the globe each year.