- Garrison Savannah (horse)
Garrison Savannah (1983-2005) was a famous racehorse, who won the
Cheltenham Gold Cupin 1991 by a short-head from The Fellowwith Desert Orchidback in third place. In the same year, he came second in the Aintree Grand National. He won the previous year's Royal & SunAlliance Chase. He had only one race between his two Cheltenham Festivalwins. In that race he came second to Celtic Shotin the Tommy Whittle Chase.
His Gold Cup win is rather unusual in that he beat two former champions in
Desert Orchid(third) and Norton's Coin(fell) and two future champions in The Fellow(second) and Cool Ground(fourth). Also in the race were a former Champion Hurdlewinner Celtic Shot(seventh) and a future Grand Nationalwinner Party Politics(pulled up).
He was trained by famous lady racehorse trainer
Jenny Pitman, in Lambourn, Berkshire, Englandand ridden by her son Mark.
His victory in the Gold Cup was accompanied by an upsurge in interest in
acupuncture, as his trainer revealed that he had been treated with acupuncture for a stubborn lameness.
* Jenny Pitman: The Autobiography, London: Partridge Press, 1998, First Edition
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