Nicky Henderson

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Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : "It was an amazing journey, but not one without a few hiccups along the way and I suppose the most memorable would have been when he tried to visit the Guinness Village at Cheltenham en route to winning the RSA. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Charles Barnett ) : "It really is a sad day because he was a remarkable horse who had such a great character and gave so many people so much pleasure and fun along the way and there is no doubt the place won’t be the same without him," "Horses like him don’t come along very often so it’s important to appreciate them when you have them, but time moves on and Might Bite moves on to pastures new and I’m sure he will enjoy a very long and happy retirement with the Barnett family who will treat him like a king, just as he should" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : "It was an amazing journey, but not one without a few hiccups along the way and I suppose the most memorable would have been when he tried to visit the Guinness Village at Cheltenham en route to winning the RSA. " External link

themirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Charles Barnett ) : "It really is a sad day because he was a remarkable horse who had such a great character and gave so many people so much pleasure and fun along the way and there is no doubt the place won’t be the same without him," "Horses like him don’t come along very often so it’s important to appreciate them when you have them, but time moves on and Might Bite moves on to pastures new and I’m sure he will enjoy a very long and happy retirement with the Barnett family who will treat him like a king, just as he should" External link

themirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “We had him scoped [after the race],” External link

guardian Monday, December 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “The ground is desperate, and I know we’ve got Sandown at the weekend but when Sandown is heavy, it’s a completely different kind of heavy,” External link

guardian Monday, December 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I don’t think it’s the same [issue as with Altior],” External link

guardian Monday, December 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He was a bit rusty, yes, but it’s not as if he blew the house down afterwards so I’m not going to blame it on that,” External link

guardian Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We will scope him but I don’t think there’s anything wrong there,” “We scoped him two days ago and he was as clean as a whistle. But let’s not write him off yet. Unless he definitely tells us enough is enough, we’ve not discussed it [retirement] and that’s the last thing on my mind that we would retire him. We sat through these sessions with Sprinter, and everyone wanted him retired, yet look what he gave us at the end, it was a day that none of us will ever forget” External link

guardian Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It’s a little bit like Sprinter when he had his fibrillating heart here, when you get to that point where you sort of frighten a horse,” External link

guardian Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Aintree wasn't really a satisfactory race — if I wanted to run him in a bending race, I'd have sent him to the gymkhana! " External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 25, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We’re going to join the party. We’re up for it and looking forward to it,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “From what we’ve been told Monalee will be coming and is able to travel. If all ten stand their ground then we’ve got to finish fifth to cover our supplementary fee,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “This wasn’t in plan A at all but there is not much else to do and we even toyed with a hurdles race,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “She has had her medical check and everything is fine. We’re following the same route as last year. If all goes well on Saturday then she won’t run again before Cheltenham in March,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Touch wood, things are going well with her and we’ve had a good preparation,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Every race is a test and she has to come through this challenge. There is a lot at stake,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Henry de Bromhead ) : “We know Henry de Bromhead is coming over with the Arkle winner and I’m sure there will be others. He seems in very good form and a better horse on better ground,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson explaining : “We don’t think Kempton will be his ideal track but he’s very well in himself and there’s nothing else to do” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "When you are in lockdown Tier 4, you haven't got a lot to do on a Sunday afternoon (and) I had a bright idea about what to do with Santini. " External link

irishmirror Monday, December 21, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I wouldn’t often do that, I’ve done it before and regretted it,” External link

guardian Friday, December 18, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Gordon Elliott ) : “We have Shishkin over two miles and while he [Allart] will stay two-and-a-half no problem, then you walk into [Gordon Elliott’s unbeaten] Envoi Allen,” External link

guardian Friday, December 18, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I have been dying to step him up to two-and-a-half miles but the races kept falling nicely over two miles. I think he won here because he stays and he did it really, despite the ground,” External link

theleader Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “Nico said Chantry House got stuck in the mud but it was a good performance by Fusil to give weight away,” External link

theleader Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “Daryl said he had a hard race, so we’ll put him away now and then I would imagine he’ll have one run before coming back here for the Marsh,” External link

theleader Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “Nico [de Boinville, his jockey] says the Ryanair is the race for him and I’ll go with that,” “He doesn’t want to go three miles” External link

guardian Friday, December 11, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Altior won’t be entered, he wouldn’t want two-and-a-half miles around Cheltenham,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “You saw what happened at Ascot last year,” External link

guardian Monday, December 7, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He’s definitely a long, long way ahead of where he was going into Ascot last year because we’ve had a racecourse gallop at Newbury,” External link

theleader Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “He’s miles straighter than at Ascot, there’s no doubt about that,” External link

theleader Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He schooled very well last week, he's electric still over his fences," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "He was good in the Game Spirit (next time) at Newbury and everything had gone great. " External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It was actually the first time this year we have put the cheekpieces on him at home and they do make a very big difference," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He (Top Notch) is a real, real friend he has been here for years and everybody loves him," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He (Buveur D'Air) has used the Contenders Hurdle at Sandown (as his Cheltenham warm-up) for the last couple of years which he has won," External link

themirror Monday, November 23, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I think you've got to give him praise as it was 10 out of 10 really," External link

themirror Monday, November 23, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It was vital owners could go and enjoy it again, and I think it’s important to say what a great job the racecourses have done to make it such a pleasant experience. I fully understand that they might not be able to go and that’s sad. But we’ve got to be grateful that we’re being allowed to continue racing which is essential” External link

businessday Monday, November 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He is going well, we are very pleased. They did a lot of work with him at Martinstown Stud and got him going. " External link

irishmirror Monday, October 26, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Champ is not quite as far forward as some,” External link

guardian Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Champ is not quite as far forward as some," External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 19, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Shishkin did his first piece of more serious work on Saturday, and it went great," External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 19, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "You bump into something that you scarcely believe could happen," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "You bump into something that you scarcely believe could happen," External link

themirror Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “We’re in a crisis that our generation has not known before,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "We're in a crisis that our generation has not known before," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “His preparation last year was chaotic whereas it's gone very much to plan this time,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, March 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It looked as if he would finish an honourable third," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It looked as if he would finish an honourable third," External link

afp-english Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It looked as if he would finish an honourable third," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “I thought Barry seemed happy enough on the outside for most of the race and it looked to me we were going to finish an honourable third. Then halfway up the run-in, when I was watching the other two in front, he suddenly came into my sights” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "She coughed for a couple of days and I felt I had to say something," "She must have read the newspapers and as soon as she read the papers, she recovered" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “She's good isn't she, even better than she looks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “But he hasn’t maintained that progress,” External link

theleader Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We’ve tried to keep Altior moving to a point, with treadmills and spas,” External link

theleader Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “But I think what he really wants is to be left alone – for four or five days – and let it rid itself,” External link

theleader Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "Well it is a nice race, it goes back such a long time since the first one. Which I think goes back to... 1985. Geraghty celebrates his victory (Image: PA) " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "It's flattened off, he hasn't improved at all from last night, whereas the night before he improved dramatically. Consequently I think it's only right now that he will be taken out of the race" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "It's brutal - it's not an issue that has ever bothered him before, he's never taken a lame step in his life. The timing is just ridiculous," "It's very cruel, and cruel on everybody to be fair. He's been in such brilliant form, but he won't be there to show it" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It's certainly a tonic after this morning, we say every year that something will come up and bite you and sadly it was Altior,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Champion Chase ) : "Sadly we have had to finally admit deafeat with Altior and therefore scratch him from the Champion Chase tomorrow. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “What is really disappointing is the improvement from the night before last to yesterday morning was so good that we were genuinely optimistic that, as long as that recovery rate was maintained, we figured he'd be sound this morning, and that is not the case,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We will have to lend somebody else his crown," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He's a genuine two-miler, I've no doubt about his trip, when you press the button on him he just goes," "He's got the gears you need and races very efficiently, he's got to be one of our best chances and that would really settle the nerves. He's done everything we need him to, so let's get the ball rolling and take the pressure off" External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, March 9, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I’d love Shishkin to win the first race on the first day,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “A win takes the pressure off,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “He’s got to be one of the best chances – it would be the perfect start,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He travelled like a good horse -jumped like a good horse – and went away like a good horse,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It's a nervy time of year, you just hope they came back in one piece every day and get to their race, you can understand why everyone is so flustered," External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : "When I first took Altior to the Festival five years ago I said I thought he was the biggest banker I'd ever had at Cheltenham - and he went off at 4-1," External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "In order to keep everybody in the picture I regret to say Epatante has been coughing a few times over the last couple of days for no obvious reason that we can detect," External link

irishmirror Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "In order to keep everybody in the picture I regret to say Epatante has been coughing a few times over the last couple of days for no obvious reason that we can detect," External link

themirror Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I was very pleased with Pentland," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “OK Corral and Beware The Bear would be the two to aim at it,” External link

theleader Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “OK Corral might go straight to the National, we’ll see,” External link

theleader Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “You would like to think Shishkin is one of our best chances,” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He’s a genuine two-miler and it’s a nice race to win as it gets the ball rolling,” “I think he’s very good” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “All is going well since his run at Newbury,” “It’s a very good race this year, but we are in good shape. Better the ground the better we will be” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “All is going well at the moment, and he is in good form,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 17, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : “We know he likes Cheltenham, and he has run two cracking races there,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 17, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We know what we have got to do – between now and then – just keep the ball rolling,” External link

theleader Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “He takes plenty of work, he has had a nice race and it has done him the world of good,” External link

theleader Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We've had a few hiccups along the way, but we're getting there. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "He's only in one race (at Cheltenham), so we don't have to question what we are doing" External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "That was perfect - that is what you are trying to do and that is what those races are all about. You are always nervous as they were very respectable opposition, but he has got a lot of gears hasn't he. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Champ will go to Kelso as it is a quieter place for him to go and I just feel we need to go left-handed and I don't dare go right-handed at Ascot," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He has got to prove himself again and I think he can," External link

irishmirror Monday, February 3, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "She has just taken an awful lot of time to learn to settle down. Never Adapt (Image: Newbury Racecourse) " External link

irishmirror Monday, February 3, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : "Nico went for a school on him (Might Bite) around the place the other day, jumping all sorts of stupid things and he absolutely loved it," External link

irishmirror Monday, February 3, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He has got to prove himself again and I think he can," External link

themirror Monday, February 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "She has just taken an awful lot of time to learn to settle down. Never Adapt (Image: Newbury Racecourse) " External link

themirror Monday, February 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : "Nico went for a school on him (Might Bite) around the place the other day, jumping all sorts of stupid things and he absolutely loved it," External link

themirror Monday, February 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “There was a reason for not going left-handed early on, as everything he did at home was right-handed,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : “There are a lot of opportunities for someone to burst through – such as Call Me Lord at Cheltenham,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We tried him left-handed once – and he was in the car park,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Call Me Lord gets two and a half miles. Pentland Hills has got burly and will come on a lot,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "Bristol he's a great benchmark isnt he?" External link

themirror Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Because of who he is (Flinteur Sacre) people expect to see some kind of rocket that's going to fly past the world," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Because of who he is (Flinteur Sacre) people expect to see some kind of rocket that's going to fly past the world," External link

themirror Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It was unfortunate when we came here the first time," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I’ve spoken to Chris Stickels [clerk of the course at Ascot] and Pat Pugh [Altior’s owner] and in view of the forecast, we haven’t confirmed him,” External link

thetimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “His work on Saturday was great and Nico [de Boinville] was happy with him and said he feels himself, but I looked at him last night and, to me, he just didn’t look like Altior,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson explained ( about Champion Chase ) : “There’s no point trying to come back for the Clarence House Chase next week,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We felt we needed to make the race a bit more honest for him today because he does stay, we didn't want a sprint. " External link

themirror Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Saudi ) : “Fusil Raffles was a bit keen and over-raced, but Verdana Blue has run a fantastic race. That is the best race she has run in soft ground and she might be going on her travels – there is a race in February over a mile and seven (furlongs) that is worth two million (in Saudi Arabia), but she has to get in” External link

beat102103 Friday, December 27, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “She was impressive – I’ve got to admit it myself – it was very good,” External link

theleader Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Fusil Raffles was a bit keen and over-raced, but Verdana Blue has run a fantastic race. That is the best race she has run in soft ground and she might be going on her travels – there is a race in February over a mile and seven (furlongs) that is worth two million (in Saudi Arabia), but she has to get in” External link

eecho Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Fusil Raffles was a bit keen and over-raced, but Verdana Blue has run a fantastic race. That is the best race she has run in soft ground and she might be going on her travels – there is a race in February over a mile and seven (furlongs) that is worth two million (in Saudi Arabia), but she has to get in” External link

waterford-news Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We don’t want to put him into another fierce battle – because we might undo everything,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I would rule nothing out. We’ve lots to think about,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “If he finds his wings have suddenly sprouted again, then who knows?,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I’m going to have to leave everything open – and the Desert Orchid is not a complete impossibility,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We wanted to run in the King George, and it’s disappointing. His work wasn’t disappointing – but Nico’s feel from him wasn’t what we wanted,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “He hasn’t got over it – he had a hard race – and was very tired. Nico said he hadn’t got over it” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Well done to James. I feel so sorry for Daryl Jacob, who has broken his hand. Hopefully he will be back very soon,” External link

theleader Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “If it is good ground, there is also Verdana Blue for that and Epatante – we could run the three,” External link

theleader Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “I have no idea what we’ll do next. It’s a tough race to come into first time out,” External link

theleader Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He’s had a go at him (Cyrname) and got very, very tired. First time out in the ground made him very tired,” External link

theleader Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It was a relief. I didn’t think he was ready, really. We only recently started serious work. I think there is a lot to come,” External link

theleader Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It's great to see him finish the year back to his absolute best. " External link

independent-ie Friday, May 3, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He's very good at telling you things and he told us one thing today and that was, 'go further,' so that's what we'll do" External link

leinsterexpress Monday, April 29, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He told us one thing today -- go further, so that is what we will do," External link

afp-english Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : “Altior didn’t quite bounce back from Cheltenham – he felt a little bit flat before Aintree. But he has shown he is recovered and ready” External link

theleader Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “They have got to get beaten some time – we will see. Cyrname is a very good horse. But Altior has shown he is back in very good form” External link

theleader Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I am sure Her Majesty will be proud that the family (of her horses) can win a Listed race at Cheltenham," External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic” External link

beat102103 Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “It would mean a heck of a lot,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

meathchronicle Friday, April 5, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

irishmirror Friday, April 5, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

independent-ie Friday, April 5, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic” External link

waterford-news Friday, April 5, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

themirror Friday, April 5, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “Poor Barry. I thought about taking him (Champ) out of the race, but wanted to see if he stays three miles,” External link

theleader Friday, April 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It’s very sad for Barry, but well done to Mark, he gave him a beautiful ride. He’s got a good name (Champ) and starting to live up to it!,” External link

theleader Friday, April 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "It would mean a heck of a lot," External link

BangkokPost Friday, April 5, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "It would mean a heck of a lot," External link

yahoo-au Friday, April 5, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He has a touch of class of that there is no doubt, and why he came to me was to be aimed at the National," "But he has got too much weight. He is a tiny horse, courageous and a good jumper who will like the ground but carrying that weight is a heck of a burden" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "It's terrible. Such a gorgeous looking horse" External link

independent-UK Friday, March 15, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Sir ) : "Sir Erec was a gorgeous horse, he was just stunning. " External link

themirror Friday, March 15, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It was a cracking good race, but for me it was hell,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It’s nice when it’s over,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I was forgetting it was his 18th straight win. I was thinking about Winx and I thought that's totally irrelevant, 18. The whole team is what it's all about. They have been brilliant. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I will think we will wait for Sandown (Celebration Chase on April 27), but we'll sit down for the summer and discuss (stepping up in trip). " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Buveur D’Air’s as tough as teak and we’ve freshened Might Bite up,” External link

theleader Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson recalls : "Buveur D'Air had two runs over fences," External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson explains : "You could have switched either into the Champion Hurdle but Altior was finding life a bit easier over fences," External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson says : "When Buveur D'Air beat Samcro at Newcastle everybody said: 'Wow, he's very good, isn't he?' Of course he is - he's been good for three years. But then having done that he goes and gets beaten by one of our own. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson adds ( about Nico de Boinville ) : "Verdana Blue is a very good filly on very good ground on a track that would favour her. I know Buveur D'Air has won there but that was on soft ground which he loves. Over a sharp two miles Nico (de Boinville) was able to sit on his tail and he got the opportunity to pounce" External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson says : "He's had a few battles, the biggest being in the Champion Hurdle last year, when I really don't think he was right," "Our main objective is to make sure he gets there" External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I was very, very surprised. I’ve done very little serious work with him” External link

theleader Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He won it last year with a certain amount of ability and quite a lot of guts as well," External link

meathchronicle Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "Barry (Geraghty) said Buveur D'Air was fantastic at Newcastle while Sandown Park was great for him to get another victory - you have to keep working him so that is what we will do," External link

meathchronicle Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I don't think he was at his best on the day,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It has rather shredded the programme,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We have to get there as fit as we can in the circumstances,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I didnt think he looked desperate for it (four miles on his last run),” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He is coming in nice and fresh, hopefully we can go on after Cheltenham,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “The horse that was in great form this weekend was Might Bite. He’s in really good shape,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "I'm estimating that there will be 1,500-plus taken overall today," External link

afp-en Friday, February 8, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "I'm estimating that there will be 1,500-plus taken overall today," External link

bbc Friday, February 8, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Donald McCain ) : "We did have two horses running at Ludlow on Wednesday where there was a horse that has come from Donald's yard, and it could have been in contact with an infected horse," "It is very, very virulent so it does not matter how much pains you go through to keep these things at bay, it is very dangerous. "We are all totally vaccinated, rigidly, it's compulsory. Unfortunately, I am told there is only 40% of the horse world - of the horses in Britain - that are actually vaccinated. There is no jurisdiction for horses outside of racing to say that you have to be vaccinated. "Like in humans, there are many, many strains of it. So it is possible there is a new one that you don't know about" External link

bbc Friday, February 8, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We are involved because we had runners at Ludlow. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 8, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He won’t mind good ground. I don’t think it will get quick, but if they have a drop of rain, that is grand and will be fine,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We have slightly changed our plan this year - going to the Tingle Creek and the Desert Orchid, then coming here. We thought we would let him have three runs, freshen him up and let him come back into Cheltenham with a view to doing something afterwards,” “He was electric around Kempton. I know he didn’t beat the world that day, but he was pretty flawless” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He is staying at two miles for the time being and if you finish up with that record intact you would have to think about what everyone wants us to do and think about the King George, but let’s get through this season,” “The King George is the obvious place to try three miles, I would say Aintree, but the owners are not particularly keen on that. They keep coming, but he keeps beating them. What more can he do? I want to see him stay unbeaten over fences, but I’m not wrapping him up in cotton wool as we are coming out three weeks after the Desert Orchid and we have had three really quite quick runs” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "It is a little bit (strange feeling). You don't want him beaten. Barry is very good. You say you are sorry and I mean that, I will say that to JP (McManus), too. But I know he will say all is fair in love and war. " External link

eecho Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:14:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "It is a little bit (strange feeling). You don't want him beaten. Barry is very good. You say you are sorry and I mean that, I will say that to JP (McManus), too. But I know he will say all is fair in love and war. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "It is a little bit (strange feeling). You don't want him beaten. Barry is very good. You say you are sorry and I mean that, I will say that to JP (McManus), too. But I know he will say all is fair in love and war. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:39:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about James Champion ) : "We haven't learned a lot, other than he's probably not a Champion Hurdle horses. " External link

msn-uk Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT



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Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : "It was an amazing journey, but not one without a few hiccups along the way and I suppose the most memorable would have been when he tried to visit the Guinness Village at Cheltenham en route to winning the RSA. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Charles Barnett ) : "It really is a sad day because he was a remarkable horse who had such a great character and gave so many people so much pleasure and fun along the way and there is no doubt the place won’t be the same without him," "Horses like him don’t come along very often so it’s important to appreciate them when you have them, but time moves on and Might Bite moves on to pastures new and I’m sure he will enjoy a very long and happy retirement with the Barnett family who will treat him like a king, just as he should" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : "It was an amazing journey, but not one without a few hiccups along the way and I suppose the most memorable would have been when he tried to visit the Guinness Village at Cheltenham en route to winning the RSA. " External link

themirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Charles Barnett ) : "It really is a sad day because he was a remarkable horse who had such a great character and gave so many people so much pleasure and fun along the way and there is no doubt the place won’t be the same without him," "Horses like him don’t come along very often so it’s important to appreciate them when you have them, but time moves on and Might Bite moves on to pastures new and I’m sure he will enjoy a very long and happy retirement with the Barnett family who will treat him like a king, just as he should" External link

themirror Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “We had him scoped [after the race],” External link

guardian Monday, December 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “The ground is desperate, and I know we’ve got Sandown at the weekend but when Sandown is heavy, it’s a completely different kind of heavy,” External link

guardian Monday, December 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I don’t think it’s the same [issue as with Altior],” External link

guardian Monday, December 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He was a bit rusty, yes, but it’s not as if he blew the house down afterwards so I’m not going to blame it on that,” External link

guardian Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We will scope him but I don’t think there’s anything wrong there,” “We scoped him two days ago and he was as clean as a whistle. But let’s not write him off yet. Unless he definitely tells us enough is enough, we’ve not discussed it [retirement] and that’s the last thing on my mind that we would retire him. We sat through these sessions with Sprinter, and everyone wanted him retired, yet look what he gave us at the end, it was a day that none of us will ever forget” External link

guardian Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It’s a little bit like Sprinter when he had his fibrillating heart here, when you get to that point where you sort of frighten a horse,” External link

guardian Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Aintree wasn't really a satisfactory race — if I wanted to run him in a bending race, I'd have sent him to the gymkhana! " External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 25, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We’re going to join the party. We’re up for it and looking forward to it,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “From what we’ve been told Monalee will be coming and is able to travel. If all ten stand their ground then we’ve got to finish fifth to cover our supplementary fee,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “This wasn’t in plan A at all but there is not much else to do and we even toyed with a hurdles race,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “She has had her medical check and everything is fine. We’re following the same route as last year. If all goes well on Saturday then she won’t run again before Cheltenham in March,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Touch wood, things are going well with her and we’ve had a good preparation,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Every race is a test and she has to come through this challenge. There is a lot at stake,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Henry de Bromhead ) : “We know Henry de Bromhead is coming over with the Arkle winner and I’m sure there will be others. He seems in very good form and a better horse on better ground,” External link

theleader Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson explaining : “We don’t think Kempton will be his ideal track but he’s very well in himself and there’s nothing else to do” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "When you are in lockdown Tier 4, you haven't got a lot to do on a Sunday afternoon (and) I had a bright idea about what to do with Santini. " External link

irishmirror Monday, December 21, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I wouldn’t often do that, I’ve done it before and regretted it,” External link

guardian Friday, December 18, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Gordon Elliott ) : “We have Shishkin over two miles and while he [Allart] will stay two-and-a-half no problem, then you walk into [Gordon Elliott’s unbeaten] Envoi Allen,” External link

guardian Friday, December 18, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I have been dying to step him up to two-and-a-half miles but the races kept falling nicely over two miles. I think he won here because he stays and he did it really, despite the ground,” External link

theleader Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “Nico said Chantry House got stuck in the mud but it was a good performance by Fusil to give weight away,” External link

theleader Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “Daryl said he had a hard race, so we’ll put him away now and then I would imagine he’ll have one run before coming back here for the Marsh,” External link

theleader Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “Nico [de Boinville, his jockey] says the Ryanair is the race for him and I’ll go with that,” “He doesn’t want to go three miles” External link

guardian Friday, December 11, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Altior won’t be entered, he wouldn’t want two-and-a-half miles around Cheltenham,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “You saw what happened at Ascot last year,” External link

guardian Monday, December 7, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He’s definitely a long, long way ahead of where he was going into Ascot last year because we’ve had a racecourse gallop at Newbury,” External link

theleader Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “He’s miles straighter than at Ascot, there’s no doubt about that,” External link

theleader Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He schooled very well last week, he's electric still over his fences," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "He was good in the Game Spirit (next time) at Newbury and everything had gone great. " External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It was actually the first time this year we have put the cheekpieces on him at home and they do make a very big difference," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He (Top Notch) is a real, real friend he has been here for years and everybody loves him," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He (Buveur D'Air) has used the Contenders Hurdle at Sandown (as his Cheltenham warm-up) for the last couple of years which he has won," External link

themirror Monday, November 23, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I think you've got to give him praise as it was 10 out of 10 really," External link

themirror Monday, November 23, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It was vital owners could go and enjoy it again, and I think it’s important to say what a great job the racecourses have done to make it such a pleasant experience. I fully understand that they might not be able to go and that’s sad. But we’ve got to be grateful that we’re being allowed to continue racing which is essential” External link

businessday Monday, November 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He is going well, we are very pleased. They did a lot of work with him at Martinstown Stud and got him going. " External link

irishmirror Monday, October 26, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Champ is not quite as far forward as some,” External link

guardian Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Champ is not quite as far forward as some," External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 19, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Shishkin did his first piece of more serious work on Saturday, and it went great," External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 19, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "You bump into something that you scarcely believe could happen," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "You bump into something that you scarcely believe could happen," External link

themirror Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “We’re in a crisis that our generation has not known before,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "We're in a crisis that our generation has not known before," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “His preparation last year was chaotic whereas it's gone very much to plan this time,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, March 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It looked as if he would finish an honourable third," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It looked as if he would finish an honourable third," External link

afp-english Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It looked as if he would finish an honourable third," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “I thought Barry seemed happy enough on the outside for most of the race and it looked to me we were going to finish an honourable third. Then halfway up the run-in, when I was watching the other two in front, he suddenly came into my sights” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "She coughed for a couple of days and I felt I had to say something," "She must have read the newspapers and as soon as she read the papers, she recovered" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “She's good isn't she, even better than she looks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “But he hasn’t maintained that progress,” External link

theleader Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We’ve tried to keep Altior moving to a point, with treadmills and spas,” External link

theleader Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “But I think what he really wants is to be left alone – for four or five days – and let it rid itself,” External link

theleader Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "Well it is a nice race, it goes back such a long time since the first one. Which I think goes back to... 1985. Geraghty celebrates his victory (Image: PA) " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "It's flattened off, he hasn't improved at all from last night, whereas the night before he improved dramatically. Consequently I think it's only right now that he will be taken out of the race" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "It's brutal - it's not an issue that has ever bothered him before, he's never taken a lame step in his life. The timing is just ridiculous," "It's very cruel, and cruel on everybody to be fair. He's been in such brilliant form, but he won't be there to show it" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It's certainly a tonic after this morning, we say every year that something will come up and bite you and sadly it was Altior,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Champion Chase ) : "Sadly we have had to finally admit deafeat with Altior and therefore scratch him from the Champion Chase tomorrow. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “What is really disappointing is the improvement from the night before last to yesterday morning was so good that we were genuinely optimistic that, as long as that recovery rate was maintained, we figured he'd be sound this morning, and that is not the case,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We will have to lend somebody else his crown," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He's a genuine two-miler, I've no doubt about his trip, when you press the button on him he just goes," "He's got the gears you need and races very efficiently, he's got to be one of our best chances and that would really settle the nerves. He's done everything we need him to, so let's get the ball rolling and take the pressure off" External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, March 9, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I’d love Shishkin to win the first race on the first day,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “A win takes the pressure off,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “He’s got to be one of the best chances – it would be the perfect start,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He travelled like a good horse -jumped like a good horse – and went away like a good horse,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It's a nervy time of year, you just hope they came back in one piece every day and get to their race, you can understand why everyone is so flustered," External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : "When I first took Altior to the Festival five years ago I said I thought he was the biggest banker I'd ever had at Cheltenham - and he went off at 4-1," External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "In order to keep everybody in the picture I regret to say Epatante has been coughing a few times over the last couple of days for no obvious reason that we can detect," External link

irishmirror Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "In order to keep everybody in the picture I regret to say Epatante has been coughing a few times over the last couple of days for no obvious reason that we can detect," External link

themirror Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I was very pleased with Pentland," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “OK Corral and Beware The Bear would be the two to aim at it,” External link

theleader Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “OK Corral might go straight to the National, we’ll see,” External link

theleader Monday, February 17, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “You would like to think Shishkin is one of our best chances,” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He’s a genuine two-miler and it’s a nice race to win as it gets the ball rolling,” “I think he’s very good” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “All is going well since his run at Newbury,” “It’s a very good race this year, but we are in good shape. Better the ground the better we will be” External link

themirror Monday, February 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “All is going well at the moment, and he is in good form,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 17, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : “We know he likes Cheltenham, and he has run two cracking races there,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 17, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We know what we have got to do – between now and then – just keep the ball rolling,” External link

theleader Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “He takes plenty of work, he has had a nice race and it has done him the world of good,” External link

theleader Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We've had a few hiccups along the way, but we're getting there. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "He's only in one race (at Cheltenham), so we don't have to question what we are doing" External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "That was perfect - that is what you are trying to do and that is what those races are all about. You are always nervous as they were very respectable opposition, but he has got a lot of gears hasn't he. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Champ will go to Kelso as it is a quieter place for him to go and I just feel we need to go left-handed and I don't dare go right-handed at Ascot," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He has got to prove himself again and I think he can," External link

irishmirror Monday, February 3, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "She has just taken an awful lot of time to learn to settle down. Never Adapt (Image: Newbury Racecourse) " External link

irishmirror Monday, February 3, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : "Nico went for a school on him (Might Bite) around the place the other day, jumping all sorts of stupid things and he absolutely loved it," External link

irishmirror Monday, February 3, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He has got to prove himself again and I think he can," External link

themirror Monday, February 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "She has just taken an awful lot of time to learn to settle down. Never Adapt (Image: Newbury Racecourse) " External link

themirror Monday, February 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : "Nico went for a school on him (Might Bite) around the place the other day, jumping all sorts of stupid things and he absolutely loved it," External link

themirror Monday, February 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “There was a reason for not going left-handed early on, as everything he did at home was right-handed,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : “There are a lot of opportunities for someone to burst through – such as Call Me Lord at Cheltenham,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We tried him left-handed once – and he was in the car park,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Call Me Lord gets two and a half miles. Pentland Hills has got burly and will come on a lot,” External link

theleader Friday, January 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "Bristol he's a great benchmark isnt he?" External link

themirror Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Because of who he is (Flinteur Sacre) people expect to see some kind of rocket that's going to fly past the world," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "Because of who he is (Flinteur Sacre) people expect to see some kind of rocket that's going to fly past the world," External link

themirror Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It was unfortunate when we came here the first time," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I’ve spoken to Chris Stickels [clerk of the course at Ascot] and Pat Pugh [Altior’s owner] and in view of the forecast, we haven’t confirmed him,” External link

thetimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “His work on Saturday was great and Nico [de Boinville] was happy with him and said he feels himself, but I looked at him last night and, to me, he just didn’t look like Altior,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson explained ( about Champion Chase ) : “There’s no point trying to come back for the Clarence House Chase next week,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We felt we needed to make the race a bit more honest for him today because he does stay, we didn't want a sprint. " External link

themirror Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Saudi ) : “Fusil Raffles was a bit keen and over-raced, but Verdana Blue has run a fantastic race. That is the best race she has run in soft ground and she might be going on her travels – there is a race in February over a mile and seven (furlongs) that is worth two million (in Saudi Arabia), but she has to get in” External link

beat102103 Friday, December 27, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “She was impressive – I’ve got to admit it myself – it was very good,” External link

theleader Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Fusil Raffles was a bit keen and over-raced, but Verdana Blue has run a fantastic race. That is the best race she has run in soft ground and she might be going on her travels – there is a race in February over a mile and seven (furlongs) that is worth two million (in Saudi Arabia), but she has to get in” External link

eecho Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Fusil Raffles was a bit keen and over-raced, but Verdana Blue has run a fantastic race. That is the best race she has run in soft ground and she might be going on her travels – there is a race in February over a mile and seven (furlongs) that is worth two million (in Saudi Arabia), but she has to get in” External link

waterford-news Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We don’t want to put him into another fierce battle – because we might undo everything,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I would rule nothing out. We’ve lots to think about,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “If he finds his wings have suddenly sprouted again, then who knows?,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I’m going to have to leave everything open – and the Desert Orchid is not a complete impossibility,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We wanted to run in the King George, and it’s disappointing. His work wasn’t disappointing – but Nico’s feel from him wasn’t what we wanted,” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Nico de Boinville ) : “He hasn’t got over it – he had a hard race – and was very tired. Nico said he hadn’t got over it” External link

theleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Well done to James. I feel so sorry for Daryl Jacob, who has broken his hand. Hopefully he will be back very soon,” External link

theleader Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “If it is good ground, there is also Verdana Blue for that and Epatante – we could run the three,” External link

theleader Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : “I have no idea what we’ll do next. It’s a tough race to come into first time out,” External link

theleader Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He’s had a go at him (Cyrname) and got very, very tired. First time out in the ground made him very tired,” External link

theleader Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It was a relief. I didn’t think he was ready, really. We only recently started serious work. I think there is a lot to come,” External link

theleader Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "It's great to see him finish the year back to his absolute best. " External link

independent-ie Friday, May 3, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He's very good at telling you things and he told us one thing today and that was, 'go further,' so that's what we'll do" External link

leinsterexpress Monday, April 29, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He told us one thing today -- go further, so that is what we will do," External link

afp-english Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Cheltenham Festival ) : “Altior didn’t quite bounce back from Cheltenham – he felt a little bit flat before Aintree. But he has shown he is recovered and ready” External link

theleader Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “They have got to get beaten some time – we will see. Cyrname is a very good horse. But Altior has shown he is back in very good form” External link

theleader Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I am sure Her Majesty will be proud that the family (of her horses) can win a Listed race at Cheltenham," External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic” External link

beat102103 Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : “It would mean a heck of a lot,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

meathchronicle Friday, April 5, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

irishmirror Friday, April 5, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

independent-ie Friday, April 5, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic” External link

waterford-news Friday, April 5, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "We have a nasty feeling that Barry has broken his leg, which would be tragic" External link

themirror Friday, April 5, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : “Poor Barry. I thought about taking him (Champ) out of the race, but wanted to see if he stays three miles,” External link

theleader Friday, April 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It’s very sad for Barry, but well done to Mark, he gave him a beautiful ride. He’s got a good name (Champ) and starting to live up to it!,” External link

theleader Friday, April 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "It would mean a heck of a lot," External link

BangkokPost Friday, April 5, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "It would mean a heck of a lot," External link

yahoo-au Friday, April 5, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He has a touch of class of that there is no doubt, and why he came to me was to be aimed at the National," "But he has got too much weight. He is a tiny horse, courageous and a good jumper who will like the ground but carrying that weight is a heck of a burden" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added : "It's terrible. Such a gorgeous looking horse" External link

independent-UK Friday, March 15, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Sir ) : "Sir Erec was a gorgeous horse, he was just stunning. " External link

themirror Friday, March 15, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It was a cracking good race, but for me it was hell,” External link

theleader Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It’s nice when it’s over,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I was forgetting it was his 18th straight win. I was thinking about Winx and I thought that's totally irrelevant, 18. The whole team is what it's all about. They have been brilliant. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "I will think we will wait for Sandown (Celebration Chase on April 27), but we'll sit down for the summer and discuss (stepping up in trip). " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “Buveur D’Air’s as tough as teak and we’ve freshened Might Bite up,” External link

theleader Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson recalls : "Buveur D'Air had two runs over fences," External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson explains : "You could have switched either into the Champion Hurdle but Altior was finding life a bit easier over fences," External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson says : "When Buveur D'Air beat Samcro at Newcastle everybody said: 'Wow, he's very good, isn't he?' Of course he is - he's been good for three years. But then having done that he goes and gets beaten by one of our own. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson adds ( about Nico de Boinville ) : "Verdana Blue is a very good filly on very good ground on a track that would favour her. I know Buveur D'Air has won there but that was on soft ground which he loves. Over a sharp two miles Nico (de Boinville) was able to sit on his tail and he got the opportunity to pounce" External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson says : "He's had a few battles, the biggest being in the Champion Hurdle last year, when I really don't think he was right," "Our main objective is to make sure he gets there" External link

independent-ie Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I was very, very surprised. I’ve done very little serious work with him” External link

theleader Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "He won it last year with a certain amount of ability and quite a lot of guts as well," External link

meathchronicle Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson added ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "Barry (Geraghty) said Buveur D'Air was fantastic at Newcastle while Sandown Park was great for him to get another victory - you have to keep working him so that is what we will do," External link

meathchronicle Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I don't think he was at his best on the day,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “It has rather shredded the programme,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We have to get there as fit as we can in the circumstances,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “I didnt think he looked desperate for it (four miles on his last run),” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He is coming in nice and fresh, hopefully we can go on after Cheltenham,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “The horse that was in great form this weekend was Might Bite. He’s in really good shape,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, February 18, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "I'm estimating that there will be 1,500-plus taken overall today," External link

afp-en Friday, February 8, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson told : "I'm estimating that there will be 1,500-plus taken overall today," External link

bbc Friday, February 8, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Donald McCain ) : "We did have two horses running at Ludlow on Wednesday where there was a horse that has come from Donald's yard, and it could have been in contact with an infected horse," "It is very, very virulent so it does not matter how much pains you go through to keep these things at bay, it is very dangerous. "We are all totally vaccinated, rigidly, it's compulsory. Unfortunately, I am told there is only 40% of the horse world - of the horses in Britain - that are actually vaccinated. There is no jurisdiction for horses outside of racing to say that you have to be vaccinated. "Like in humans, there are many, many strains of it. So it is possible there is a new one that you don't know about" External link

bbc Friday, February 8, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : "We are involved because we had runners at Ludlow. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 8, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He won’t mind good ground. I don’t think it will get quick, but if they have a drop of rain, that is grand and will be fine,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “We have slightly changed our plan this year - going to the Tingle Creek and the Desert Orchid, then coming here. We thought we would let him have three runs, freshen him up and let him come back into Cheltenham with a view to doing something afterwards,” “He was electric around Kempton. I know he didn’t beat the world that day, but he was pretty flawless” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said : “He is staying at two miles for the time being and if you finish up with that record intact you would have to think about what everyone wants us to do and think about the King George, but let’s get through this season,” “The King George is the obvious place to try three miles, I would say Aintree, but the owners are not particularly keen on that. They keep coming, but he keeps beating them. What more can he do? I want to see him stay unbeaten over fences, but I’m not wrapping him up in cotton wool as we are coming out three weeks after the Desert Orchid and we have had three really quite quick runs” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "It is a little bit (strange feeling). You don't want him beaten. Barry is very good. You say you are sorry and I mean that, I will say that to JP (McManus), too. But I know he will say all is fair in love and war. " External link

eecho Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:14:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "It is a little bit (strange feeling). You don't want him beaten. Barry is very good. You say you are sorry and I mean that, I will say that to JP (McManus), too. But I know he will say all is fair in love and war. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about Barry Geraghty ) : "It is a little bit (strange feeling). You don't want him beaten. Barry is very good. You say you are sorry and I mean that, I will say that to JP (McManus), too. But I know he will say all is fair in love and war. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:39:00 PM EAT

Nicky Henderson said ( about James Champion ) : "We haven't learned a lot, other than he's probably not a Champion Hurdle horses. " External link

msn-uk Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
trainer81.42%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
rival1.33%EN02/11/201511/02/2015
top trainer5.31%EN02/07/201507/02/2015
leading trainer1.77%EN01/26/201526/01/2015
jockey1.33%EN04/04/201404/04/2014
champion trainer8.85%EN03/23/201423/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Nicky HendersonEN99.16%
Nicky HendersonâEN0.84%


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