Nicky Henderson

He has trained over 2000 winners including 47 at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival and has twice been champion trainer.

In 1992 he moved to Seven Barrows with its private gallops which have produced so many historic winners in the past.

Nicky Henderson has been one of the top National Hunt trainers since he started training in 1978 having been assistant to the illustrious Fred Winter. He has trained over 2000 winners in England and a total of 47  winners at the Cheltenham Festival including 5 Champion Hurdles, 2 Queen Mother Champion Chases and 1 Gold Cup.

He has also won many other major races including the Whitbread Gold Cup, 4 Tote Gold Trophies at Newbury, the King George and the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

He now trains over 150 horses at his Lambourn base and the stable goes from strength to strength, the highlight of last season being 7 Cheltenham Festival winners and 6 Aintree winners.

Seven Barrows,  Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8UH.
Tel: 01488 72259
Fax: 01488 72596
E-mail: nj.henderson@virgin.net
Web: address to follow

Horses: 175

Training Fees: £322 per week plus extras


223 Responses to Nicky Henderson

  1. RAY MCDONALD says:

    Hi there Nicky,
    I am an avid fan of yours. Jump racing is my passion, and look forward to the 2014/15 season getting underway good and proper. I travel from Aberdeen to Cheltenham for the festival every year, where on many occassion i have backed some winners trained by yourself. My ante-post betting for the festival starts as soon as the meeting finishes in March. I have already been backing a few of your troups. I think Josses Hill will be great over the larger obstacles at the shorter trips, so have backed him for the Arkle. My tent or yours will surely get another crack at the Champion, and this time he will come up trumps. Sprinter Sacre to return and hose up in the Champion Chase, and Bob’s Worth to turn back the clock and win another Gold Cup. Looking forward to trumping the Cotswold Hills again in March.
    All the best of good luck and even more importantly good health. RESPECT.

  2. lee moyes says:

    Hi nicky i think this season will be one of your best simonsig is back hopefully sprinter sacre and beat that and whisper i can see been key players not forgetting the mighty bobs worth i am a big fan of yours and follow your horses good luck and fingers crossed hope all your horses have safe runs keep up the good work hope bobs worth could win the gold cup again

  3. amanda bond says:

    Nicky lovely to meet you in Hungerford town last week, thank you for stopping to talk to me I can now cross you off my bucket list !!! but, such a shame you don’t look after your car like you look after your horses lol All the very best for Saturday at Ascot with Forgotten voice.

    Amanda Bond

  4. Jim JTS says:

    All the best to Long Run in the Punchestown Gold Cup (5.30), I hope he comes back to his best today because if he does he’ll win this. (fingers crossed).

    Also, best of luck to Beat That in the novice hurdle (4.55), he looks exciting the way he won at Aintree and has Don Poli to beat.

  5. George Murray says:

    Well done winning the Whitbread as we older guys know it….Grand National some day for Hadrian’s perhaps?

  6. Thomas Barry says:

    Hello Mr Henderson,
    You state that 3 of your runners in the GN won’t be suited by soft going. So why are you running them, it can’t be for their better good. Surely not for owner pressure or for their kudos or craic. You are bigger than that. There are several horses suited to Soft ground who be denied a run as a consequence. You should respect their chances as others respect you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Thomas Barry

  7. Mark Robertson says:

    I was surprised to read that Hunt Ball is even being considered to run in the Grand National racing off of a weight of 11 stone 7 pounds.
    I am amazed that anyone would believe this horse could go even three miles with anything over 11 stone 2 and be considered a challenger..
    2miles 3 furlongs carrying 11 stone 4 max is the most realistic option for this animal.
    This horse is very game and gives everything in its races but this horse surely be even considered for this . i would love to hear why the trainer / owners feel this will be beneficial to the horse or punter.

  8. Michael says:

    Hello Nicky.

    I am so sorry to hear the gallops at Seven Barrow’s has been hit by the floods. Anyway, I am gunning for you at Cheltenham. My Tent or yours is my best bet but I worry about his punctured hoof. He is a real star in the making like Darlan. God Bless you Nicky and lets hope you bag a few at Cheltenham and become Champion Trainer this year.

    All the best and Good Luck.

    Mike from Worcestershire.

  9. George says:

    Hi Nicky,

    Really disappointed, as I am sure everyone is, to hear Sprinter wont be defending his crown………….Get well soon Sprinter.

    Tistory is a horse who who we have seldom seen on the racecourse. Always thought he’d make up into a high class horse. Any news on when we are likely to see him again?

  10. Dear Nicky So sad we will not see the wonderful Sprinter Sacre at Cheltenham this year but you made a very wise decision!May he now have a long,lovely summer break and be back to his brilliant best next season. Special hugs and kisses for himXXX

  11. John Whitfield says:

    What’s happen to Keys, looked a novice with potential.

  12. Jane Lothian says:

    Just wondering how Finian’s Rainbow is now.

  13. Hi Nicky Am keeping Sprinter Sacre in my thoughts and prayers,please don’t bring him back this season unless he’s 100%. I know you will do best for the horse.Special hugs for him Love SheenaXX

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  15. chandrapala athalage/sri lanka says:

    happy new year nicky…! riverside theatre my favourite.

  16. George Murray says:

    Hi Nicky,

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    As far as Barry goes it speaks volumes about the man’s character, that he pulled him up, without a thought of personal gain,the minute he felt something wasn’t right,

    Hopefully we will see Sprinter back to his awesome winning ways soon.

    Good Luck

    George

  17. Margaret Compton says:

    I was so upset to hear of my wonderful favourite horse Sprinter Sacre, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at Seven Barrows, I pray all goes well with him, and see him back in the future, as my other favourite Denman had the same,and as we know, The Tank came back, and the grace of Sprinter Sacre will give us all more wonderful times.and looking forward to next year Open Day.

  18. George Murray says:

    Good luck today at Kempton. Hope Sprinter comes home safe and sound with all your other runners……………..

  19. john says:

    just watched Paul Nichols bang a 4000/1 four timer in whilst watching your 1 winner from 13 runners at sandown and Aintree whats going on this December you normally have a good strike rate this time of year. the 3 winners in the week 1/7 8/13 11/10 paid only 3/1
    for the treble seems like Nichols will have the value sp this year. what do you think about the starting price your horses are going off ?

  20. IAN ALLAN says:

    Nick Hi
    Great to see Rolling Star back with a bang. Any plans yet? Regards Ian.

  21. Ricky. Licence says:

    All. The best for the season Nicky lets win another. Championship your. The. Best there. Is. And. Sprinter sacre. Is. My. Favourite. And. All the best to Barry who is. A great jockey riding great horses once. Again. All best Ricky. Licence .

  22. Ricky. Licence says:

    All. The best 4 the season lets. Get the champion trainers title again just 2 say. I back all. Your horses sprinter sacre being. My. Favourite

  23. IAN ALLAN says:

    Nick Hi
    You may remember me we met outside Sandown , Tingle creek a few years back and then in the Tote shop at Kempton a few weeks after when Kauto Star won his forth King George. I am going to Sandown on my birthday next month to see Sprinter Sacre for the first time. I saw Seeyouthen then win all his 3 champion hurdles
    and that put me onto your stable. Is Mytentoryours going for the International or the Xmas hurdle?. Anyway best of luck this season and hopefully I will be at Cheltenham too to see Sprinter do the double. Regards Ian.

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