My Life in 12 Horses

    My Life in 12 Horses

    Nicky Henderson
    ISBN: 9781801504904
    Author: Kate Johnson
    Format: Hardback
    Published: 25/09/2023
    Dimensions: 160mm(w)x240mm(h)
    Pages: 224

    National Hunt Champion trainer Nicky Henderson LVO OBE shares behind-the-scenes stories of the dozen most extraordinary thoroughbreds that have defined his glittering career.

    After his early days as an amateur jockey and assistant to Fred Winter, Nicky started his own training yard, which would become the home of such great riders as Sir AP McCoy OBE, Barry Geraghty, John Francome, Mick Fitzgerald, Sam Waley-Cohen, Richard Dunwoody, Nico de Boinville and many others.

    From his triple Champion Hurdle-winner See You Then, Remittance Man and Nobby the sheep, record-setting Altior, Sprinter Sacre and the greatest comeback in jump racing history, to his new star Constitution Hill, the Henderson yard has been a breeding ground for success.


    "In my lifetime two British trainers have been blessed with a touch of genius: Sir Henry Cecil and Nicky Henderson. This book - via tales about his brilliant horses - takes you on a roller-coaster ride with Nicky’s triumphs and tragedies, heady racedays and disasters, plus gives you a unique insight in to the mind of that training genius."

    Ed Chamberlin, presenter and director, ITV Racing

    "A beautiful portrait of the love between Nicky Henderson and his greatest horses. Intimate, revealing and unforgettable, with a long reach in racing but also far beyond."

    Paul Hayward