Forgotten horse named after 'bottlejob' rugby league team transforms into superstar with £770k winnings after leaving UK | The Sun

FEV ROVER, the horse named after a team who sensationally bottled promotion to the Rugby Super League, has transformed into a superstar since leaving the UK.

The five-year-old filly was trained by Richard Fahey when homed in Britain, placing at Group 1 level at the peak of her powers.

Owned by Nick Bradley Racing at the time, she was named after Featherstone Rovers, a rugby team in the Betfred Championship.

Since going Stateside to join Mark Casse, Fev Rover has flourished and turned into a certified superstar.

She has amassed prize money of £770,000 for new owner Tracy Farmer, winning four of her seven starts.

Winning a pair of Grade 2 from her first three, she's taken to Grade 1 life like a duck to water.

Landing the Beverly D Stakes at Colonial Downs in August, she downed British raider With The Moonlight to win the E.P. Taylor at Woodbine over the weekend.

That took her 2023 earnings alone to over £640,000, more than she earned throughout her whole British career.

She's a big-game player, but the same cannot be said for her namesake Rugby League team.

Featherstone Rovers finished first in the Betfred Championship and advanced straight to the semi-finals of the playoffs.

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They were favourites to gain promotion to Rugby League's top flight, but absolutely bottled their semi-final match against fifth-seeded London Broncos.

In two regular-season matches, Featherstone had won by a aggregate score of 90-16, making their 36-26 loss sting even more.

Be more like Fev Rover, Featherstone.


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