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We all enjoyed a tremendous Cheltenham Festival, with three winners and the others running very well indeed, so you couldn’t be more pleased with how they performed.

Nicky Henderson | Days of Heaven to shine at Kempton

The @sevenbarrows bandwagon continues to chug along and we're at Kempton for a good card that features a couple of races for those that didn't make the cut to get into Cheltenham and it's a real good initiative. 

It's been a tremendous Festival so far and I couldn't be any happier with the way things have gone. MIGHT BITE was simply extraordinary in the RSA and it was certainly heart in your mouth stuff, he clearly had an aversion to the last fence and then he's got to make hi

What a marvellous start to the Cheltenham Festival! ALTIOR was brilliant in the Arkle and there is very little more we can say except that we have an extremely talented horse with a fantastic career ahead of him.

The greatest show on turf has finally arrived and I, like you all, simply cannot wait to hear the roar from the crowd as the runners come into line for the Supreme Novices.

Nicky Henderson | Gaitway to riches this weekend?

I’d like to say this is the calm before the storm but we have a few runners to get out of the way this weekend and there is still plenty going on behind the scenes to make sure everything, everyone and every horse is ready for Cheltenham last week. All of our Festival runners did their last pieces of work earlier in the week and I was happy so it’s a case of keeping them ticking over until their respective races.

Nicky Henderson | Bloody Mary the toast of the Weekend?

We have an extremely quiet weekend, one of the quietest for some time, but that’s not to say it’s the same behind the scenes with the Cheltenham Festival just days away everyone is very busy as we complete our finishing touches and make sure everything is ship shape before our very own versio

It’s been a pretty busy week for us all @sevenbarrows as the countdown to the Cheltenham Festival really hits fever pitch and some of our big guns paraded in front of the press on Wednesday and put their best smiles on for the cameras.

It’s been a pretty busy week for us all @sevenbarrows as the countdown to the Cheltenham Festival really hits fever pitch and some of our big guns paraded in front of the press on Wednesday and put their best smiles on for the cameras.

With the Cheltenham Festival less than one month away this is a relatively quiet period for the stable as all the big guns have had their prep races and it’s just a case of keeping them happy and ticking over until next month.


The horses have been running very well and it was great to see our decision justified at Sandown when BUVEUR D’AIR won on his hurdling return last Saturday.

It has been a pretty topsy turvy and extremely unpredictable week but sometimes this sort of thing is going to happen at this time of year with the ground as it is and Cheltenham just around the corner so it’s important to pick races carefully. I’ve been as honest as I can to everyone with what our horses are doing but, as we have learnt this week, they often change!

It has been decided that BUVEUR D’AIR will not run in the G1 Scilly Isles Chase at Sandown on Saturday and will instead revert to hurdles with a crack at the Stan James Champion Hurdle the main objective.

We’re back at Cheltenham for the final time before the Festival in under seven weeks’ time which is hard to believe as it has come around so fast! We’re not going all guns blazing and have just a few runners but I hope we will have a better idea about those that may take their chance in March.

Last weekend was a pretty profitable one at Kempton and Huntington, and I was delighted to see VANITEUX get his head in front where the track and trip clearly suited him well. The ground was probably soft enough for him but everything panned out nicely and he jumped well, travelled well and really enjoyed himself.

I’ve just returned from the funeral of my great friend and former valet John Buckingham who sadly passed away last month.

Nicky Henderson | Christmas in April this New Year's Eve?

After quite a frustrating Boxing Day, it was great to get back in business on the 27th with CHARLI PARCS making a very impressive debut for us in the Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton and then ALTIOR producing a flawless display in the Wayward Lad Novice Chase later in the afternoon.

Nicky Henderson | Josses Hill to take the King George?

First of all, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year as we head into 2017.

Nicky Henderson | My Tent to pitch for the Christmas Hurdle

It's been a hectic few days with plenty of serious decisions to be made with regard to who goes where over Christmas but after discussing it through with Alan Spence we have decided to let JOSSES HILL take his chance in the

The action at Prestbury Park continues on Saturday with the