Irish stallion Montjeu was best known for winning the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot back in 2000. By breeding him with less successful dam Scandisk, Hurricane Fly was born in 2004. The competitive nature of Hurricane Fly eventually saw him become the first horse in nearly forty years to regain the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival for a second time.
Starting life in France, Hurricane Fly ran ten races, winning twice and finishing second twice, giving George Creighton and Rose Boyd enough reason to buy him and send him to be trained by professional horse trainer Willie Mullins in Ireland. After enjoying a record of twenty-six wins, five seconds and four thirds from a total of forty-two recognised race meetings, Willie Mullins retired Hurricane Fly in 2015, hailing him as the ‘horse of a generation’.