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Desert Orchid pastel

Order original artwork to commemorate "Dessie"

Pastel portrait of the great Desert Orchid 16" x 12" £125 (unframed) * incl. UK delivery

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Dessie - Turf Legends

Grey gelding Grey Mirage by Flower Child (Brother) 1979 - 2006

Career Starts 70 1st 34 2nd 11 3rd 8

Win & Place £654,066


Dessie at Plumpton 13/3/95

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Prices for photos by Harvey Mayson: 8" x 12" £12   10" x 14" £16.50   12" x 18" £19.50

Desert Orchid Kempton

Desert Orchid about to fall in his last race at Kempton on Boxing Day 1991

Photograph ©Dale Fitzwater

Desert Orchid last race Kempton

Safely back on his feet in front of the packed stands Photograph ©William Vincent

Dessie at Wincanton this year

Dessie enjoying a public appearance at Wincanton Photograph ©Paul A'Barrow


Dessie photographed in his stable earlier this year. Copies are available with all donations to the Bob Champion Cancer Trust very much appreciated. email for details

Kathy painting

A painting of Desert Orchid by Kathy Russek from an original photograph by John Gaisford. The painting was sold in aid of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust.

All photographs copyright Harvey Mayson unless stated

Racing Images

Superb action photographs by John Pike including Desert Orchid action prints

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