Tiutchev, The High-class, and versatile chaser, dies at 29

The High-class and versatile chaser Tiutchev, who won Graded races over distances ranging from two miles to three miles and one furlong, has died at the age of 29.

Tiutchev Died at the young age of 29

Tiutchev has also earned £445,240 in a 44-race career and winning the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham in 2000 and also the race at Punchestown later that spring of 2000 and gaining his last success in the Martell Cognac Cup at Aintree in 2004.  The Part-owner Jerry Wright said on Tuesday:

“Our old warrior passed away peacefully earlier today in the paddock at my wife’s family farm, where he has spent a long and happy retirement.  “He was 29 and probably exceeded all our expectations on his lifespan given his history of colic in his racing days!  “His paddock companion for all his retirement was another former Cheltenham Festival winner in Kissair, who continues to battle on at the age of 31!”

Looking at Tiutchev’s career, Wright has also given the statement:

“He took us to some great places, winning at the Cheltenham, Aintree, and Punchestown festivals as well as racing in Japan in the Nakayama Grand Jump – though that was a race and a course that was never going to suit him.  

“His second to Edredon Bleu in the 2003 King George at Kempton was another of his best performances and it was quite something to win over two miles, two and a half and three.”  

Having been trained at the Flat by the great Roger Charlton, Tiutchev was put forth to go jumping with Henrietta Knight before moving to David Nicholson, Nicky Henderson, and later to Martin Pipe.  

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He has also won 12 races in total that also includes the Grade 1 Ascot Chase over 2m3½f in 2001 and 2003.

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