After a career spent on cloud 9, it was announced on Sunday that the Black Aeroplane had flown for the very last time.
The horse who soared to supremacy and leapt into the hearts of us all, has reached his final destination, retirement.
He moved with the all the poise and grace of a ballet dancer, while carrying the looks and physique of a Hollywood heartthrob. In a world where beauty is as beauty does, he didn’t disappoint.
And make no mistake about it, he knew it alright. A show off with the swagger of a champion, he craved attention like a child craves sweets.
When it came to strutting his stuff, he was the Shakespearean actor that hogged the spotlight whenever he entered stage right.
Sprinter Sacre was simply Box Office.
After finishing third in the 2011 Supreme Novice Hurdle, his adoring trainer Nicky Henderson boldly remarked that he’d…