HOW many horses compete in two Olympic Games? And win a team gold medal at their first and record an individual top-10 place second time around? That’s the formidable record of Mr Medicott, the five-star event horse that fulfilled his breeder’s faith in him.

Mr Medicott was bred in Castleisland, Co Kerry by the late Dr Donal Geaney. “My father was convinced that he was going to be a star. I wasn’t quite as sure!” his son Donie recalled.