ContentAdvert Denman was a very dark-coated chestnut gelding, bred in County Cork by Colman O`Flynn, who also bred his Grade One winning full brother, Silverburn. He was sent to the 2004 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale as a four-year-old but this proved fruitless when one of the vets present said that the young "store" (a horse gelded early and intended for jump racing) could benefit from a hobday operation on his windpipe to improve his breathing.
Denman`s retirement was announced on 9 December 2011 after he was injured in training for the Lexus Chase on 28 December 2011. Nicholls reassured Denman`s fans that it was only a minor injury and if he was a youngster he would be back next year but because of his age, retirement was "the only course of action to take". Sam Thomas described him as "the best I am ever likely to ride," continuing that "on his day no horse would beat him". Newbury Racecourse, where Denman was a multiple winner, including his two Hennessys, stated that they would honour Denman by naming a race after him.
Formerly known as the Aon Chase, the Betfair Denman Chase was run at Newbury Racecourse on Betfair Free Friday in February 2012. It was won by 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run.
Denman was euthanized at Paul Nicholls` Ditcheat stables on 5 June 2018. Nicholls paid tribute to the horse, saying "He was tough, hardy and willing, wasn’t the easiest to train and would bite your hand off in his box given half a chance. He came along at the right time and was one of our superstars during a golden era for Team Ditcheat
Denman passed away 2018, afer retiring from the race track Denman would go into retirement with Charlotte Alexander who would take him out on the hunting field as well as race him in team chasing events.