FAMOUS Name was one of the best-known, best-loved and soundest racehorses ever to grace the turf in Ireland. Trained by Dermot Weld for Juddmonte Farms, he won 21 times in a career spanning six seasons. They included the Group 2 Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh, no less than 12 Group 3 successes and seven listed races, for total earnings of around €1,500,000.

Although Famous Name never won a Group 1 contest, he was five times second at that level, including in the French Derby and twice in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, and he was only four times out of the first three in 38 starts.