With over 150 horses currently in training, there are plenty of Nicky Henderson horses to follow as they take on some of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious race meetings. Henderson moved his stables to Seven Barrows in 1992, where it’s become a hive for producing an extensive list of winning horses.
A primary winning horse from Seven Barrows stables is See You Then, which won the Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle in three successive attempts between 1985 and 1987. Experienced fans of horse racing will regard Nicky Henderson for his ability to get the most out of horses in jump races, with Sprinter Sacre being especially impressive through twelve race wins in six years including two wins in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Altior and Buveur d’Air
The two horses which Nicky Henderson racing are primarily known for are Buveur d’Air and Altior. These nags worked their way into being two of the most-backed favourites for some of the year’s biggest race meetings. Altior picked up a record of fifteen wins from seven runs, where it won the Sharp Novices’ Hurdle, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase, the Arkle Challenge Trophy, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and both the Game Spirit Chase and the Celebration Chase on two occasions.
Meanwhile, Buveur d’Air has been equally as unbeatable, picking up a record of fourteen wins and a place from seventeen runs, and sealing victories in the Top Novices’ Hurdle, the Aintree Hurdle, the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, the Christmas Hurdle, as well as successive wins in the Contenders Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle.