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Category: Nicky Henderson

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Talking Horses: Buveur D’Air faces ‘biggest test’ in classic Fighting Fifth

The dual Champion Hurdle winner will line up at Newcastle against two more Grade One winners at the last Cheltenham Festival, including potential superstar SamcroNicky Henderson has been immersed in jumps racing for almost half a century, but he still …

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Might Bite set for schooling lessons after confidence went in Betfair Chase

• Chaser will spend time with jumping expert Yogi Breisner • Henderson believes rebuilt obstacles surprised horseNicky Henderson said on Sunday that he will need to restore Might Bite’s confidence over fences ahead of the King George VI Chase on Boxing…

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Bristol De Mai wins second successive Betfair Chase from Native River

• Nigel Twiston-Davies wins Haydock feature for a third time• Favourite Might Bite trails in last of the five runnersBristol De Mai was the king of this place once again and Might Bite flopped badly in a Betfair Chase shrouded in controversy over the u…

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Nicky Henderson bids for historic Cheltenham Festival treble in Gold Cup

The Lambourn trainer has already won the Champion Hurdle and Champion Chase and runs the favourite in Friday’s big raceIn the weeks running up to the Cheltenham Festival, when horses from his stable were firmly entrenched at the top of the betting for …

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Altior fights off Min to win Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival

• Nicky Henderson-trained winner triumphs at even money• Douvan falls after injured Ruby Walsh is replaced on boardAltior claimed a dramatic renewal of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham to remain unbeaten over jumps.In the process he was wi…

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Buveur D’Air wins Champion Hurdle after thrilling battle with Melon

• Winner follows up last year’s victory for Nicky Henderson• Former winner Faugheen well beaten after taking early leadBuveur D’Air won his second Champion Hurdle as the first day of the Cheltenham Festival turned into a fine one for favourite-backers….

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A Cheltenham Festival run on heavy going will test horses and punters

The centrepiece meeting of the season always delivers a few surprises, but backers have had things fairly easy in recent yearsSo much has changed at the Cheltenham Festival in recent decades as it has grown to become one of the essential fixtures in th…

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A Cheltenham Festival run on heavy going will test horses and punters

The centrepiece meeting of the season always delivers a few surprises, but backers have had things fairly easy in recent yearsSo much has changed at the Cheltenham Festival in recent decades as it has grown to become one of the essential fixtures in th…

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Cheltenham trainers warn of testing, ‘puddingy’ ground for Festival

• Alan King: ‘Ground showing signs of having taken a hammering’• Nicky Henderson speaks of ‘puddingy’ conditionsCompetition for the inside line could be even greater than usual when the Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesdayon Tuesday, on the softest gr…

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Talking Horses: Brain Power is one to consider, reckons Nicky Henderson

Nothing has gone right for the novice chaser, who could be overpriced at 16-1 for Cheltenham’s Arkle TrophyBrain Power was one of the names I had rattling around in my head after yesterday’s media morning at Nicky Henderson’s yard. It has become a disa…

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Nick Henderson readies Altior for return to action at Newbury

• Altior will run on Saturday as long as going is suitable, says trainer• Henderson: ‘If it stays good to soft/soft, he’ll be declared’The spectacular Altior – unbeaten in 11 races over jumps – is in line to make his eagerly awaited reappearance on Sat…

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Nicky Henderson hopes to have news on sidelined Altior by the weekend

• Chaser faces race against time to be fit for Cheltenham• Altior was odds-on for Champion Chase before setbackNicky Henderson said on Wednesday he could know as soon as this weekend whether an operation in November has cured a wind problem affecting A…

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Nicky Henderson hopes to have news on sidelined Altior by the weekend

• Chaser faces race against time to be fit for Cheltenham• Altior was odds-on for Champion Chase before setbackNicky Henderson said on Wednesday he could know as soon as this weekend whether an operation in November has cured a wind problem affecting A…

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Might Bite wins King George VI Chase at Kempton for Nicky Henderson

• Winner puts in excellent round of jumping to justify favouritism• Nico de Boinville’s mount holds off Double Shuffle in closing stages“He likes to say ‘look at me’,” Nicky Henderson said of Might Bite after the King George VI Chase here on Tuesday, a…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’

The trainer of King George favourite Might Bite still feels furious about the reaction to his handling of Champion Chase hopeful Altior’s fitness last month“You have to be very careful with him because he might be like me,” Nicky Henderson says as he d…

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Tom Scudamore distraught after Starchitect suffers Cheltenham fatal injury

• ‘I haven’t seen a replay of it and I’m not going to,’ says jockey• My Tent Or Yours wins International Hurdle for Nicky HendersonA thrilling battle between those two old stagers My Tent Or Yours and The New One revived what had become a joyless day a…

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Talking Horses: Thursday’s best bets at Taunton and Chelmsford

Top Notch (2.45) should take the Peterborough Chase at Taunton for trainer Nicky Henderson with a minimum of fussThere seemed to be some glimmers of optimism overnight that one or both of the meetings under threat from the weather would survive, but bo…