GUST OF WIND is a brown gelding by Great Pretender (Ire) out of the Verbier (Fre) dam Rafale Pearl (Fre). This gelding has been leased to the Hollywood Syndicate in partnership with Barnane Stud.

Sex: Brown Gelding
Foaled: 19/02/2019
Sire: Great Pretender (IRE)
Dam: Rafale Pearl (FR)
Dam’s Sire: Verbier (FR)
Breeder: S A R L Ecuries Babsen Courses
Trainer: Willie Mullins
Record: 3-1-1
Record for Hollywood Syndicate: 2-0-1
First Run for Hollywood Syndicate: 04/02/2023
Status: Deceased

Updates – GUST OF WIND

December 2nd, 2023
The Willie Mullins-trained Gust of Wind lost his life in a tragic post-race story to the WillowWarm Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Saturday. The four-year-old gelding was sent off the 11/10 favourite for the race but fell at the third last hurdle when travelling well in the hands of Paul Townend. Gust of Wind had to put down from his injuries suffered in the race. The horse was owned by Hollywood Syndicate and Barnane Stud, having been bought after making a debut at Auteuil in France. He ran in last season’s Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival when he finished a gallant fourth of the fifteen runners. Read more.

March 17th, 2023
Raced over 3400m at the Cheltenham Festival in the Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle. Finished 4th out of 15 runners.

February 4th, 2023
Raced over 3200m at Leopardstown in the Grade 1 Donohue Marquees Spring Juvenile Hurdle. Finished 5th out of 8 runners.