Read the latest Flooring Porter Horse Racing profile, including race record, form, news, age, weight, owner, trainer, results and prize money.
While some of the best horses in training are often owned by one person, Flooring Porter is owned by a group of four men known as the Flooring Porter Syndicate.
The Irish horse was bought for €6,000 by Richard Rohan in December 2015 before he was gelded and returned to the Goffs National Hunt sale. However, he was not sold after failing to reach his reserve price before eventually being bought by Ned Fogarty, Kerril Creaven, Alan Sweeney, and his father, Tommy, for £4,300.
The quartet made the decision to send Flooring Porter to Gavin Cromwell in Navan in County Meath.
Cromwell started training horses back in 2005 and he has registered over 500 winners, including seven Group 1 successes.
Flooring Porter has accounted for three of those wins at the highest level and has the potential to add to that in the coming years.
Flooring Porter will turn 10 in May, but he could still compete at the top of the sport for years to come.
Having made eight appearances in 2019 and six in 2020, he only raced four times in 2021 and 2022, with injuries playing their part.
Last year, Flooring Porter was seen on the track on six occasions and, with another jumps campaign on the horizon, he could soon be back to his best.
Flooring Porter currently races off a mark of 156, with his last race victory coming off that rating when he finished ahead of Broadway Boy in a Novices' Chase at Cheltenham in October 2023. However, he was rated as high as 164 during his hurdling days.
In his last outing at Leopardstown, Flooring Porter raced off a weight of 11st 10lbs.
Cromwell's charge has raced off 12st before in the past, but he is still finding his feet as a chaser, having been sent chasing at the start of the current jumps season.
Connections plan to head to the Cheltenham Festival with Flooring Porter, but he holds entries in two races.
The nine-year-old has already won the Stayers' Hurdle on two occasions, but a third win would require connections to switch him back to hurdles.
Cromwell's runner made his debut back in July 2019, finishing seventh at Cork in a disappointing debut under jockey Jonathan Moore.
He did not shed his maiden tag until the fifth attempt, but he has delivered the goods for connections since then.
Flooring Porter has raced under rules 28 times, winning eight contests, while finishing second and third on four occasions each.
Seven of those wins came over hurdles, while he has one win in three runs as a chaser.
His first major win came in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown in December 2020, while he won back-to-back Stayers' Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival in 2021 and 2022.
The decision to buy Flooring Porter has been a profitable one, with connections earning over £590,000 since he made his debut in 2019.
While he has only earned £30,000 as a chaser, Flooring Porter's career over fences has only just got started, so he could soon add to that pot in the coming years.
Cromwell has yet to decide which race to run Flooring Porter in at Cheltenham, but he has yet to finish outside the top three as a chaser.
Should he run in the Stayers' Hurdle, it could be considered a step backwards, and Cromwell suggested he was happy with his chasing debut back in October.
He told the Racing Post: "Flooring Porter jumped really well, apart from a few ditches. First time over fences, and to do it from the front, it was a good performance.
"I know on ratings he was a good bit above the others in the race, but you still have to be happy with the way he has jumped. He went to the top of the hill very well which is great to see the engine is still there. He is not a very big horse, but he doesn't jump like a small horse."