Flat Racing had Frankel, Australia has Black Caviar.
Jump Racing now has Sprinter Sacre.
Following in the footsteps of Kauto Star, Sprinter Sacre is jump racing's new king. Friday's Melling Chase at Aintree confirmed what many experts had been saying for over a year. That this horse is a once in a lifetime animal that we should all savour and enjoy while we have the chance.
The buzz around Sprinter started before the 2012 Cheltenham Festival. He was the red-hot favourite for the Arkle Trophy and was considered to be the banker of the entire meeting. The 8/11 chance absolutely demolished the field as effortlessly as he had done in his previous races. There was a real hope now regarding this horse. With great favourites like Kauto Star and Denman heading to retirement Sprinter Sacre carried the hopes of the entire Racing community of being the next Superstar.