2109, 2017

Nicky Henderson | Exclusive Stan James Stable Tour

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

After securing his fourth UK Jumps Trainers Championship last April, Stan James ambassador Nicky Henderson heads into the 2017/18 National Hunt season with a plethora of equine talent at his disposal and the man who has saddled [...]

2804, 2017

Nicky Henderson | A sweet smell of success for Sugar Baron at Sandown?

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

We have 16 runners heading to Sandown for the NH Finale as well as MIGHT BITE, SPRINTER SACRE and BUVEUR D’AIR all parading before racing so it will certainly be a busy day for all [...]

2704, 2017

My Tent pitched into battle one more time!

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s been a relatively low-key week so far with just a handful of runners at Punchestown, but it’s set to get even busier from tomorrow with two in the G1 Hurdle plus a few others [...]

2504, 2017


April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

It's been a nice, steady introduction into this year's Punchestown Festival with no runners today and just the one tomorrow, but we'll get busier towards the end of the week with BRAIN POWER, BEAT THAT, [...]

1304, 2017


April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

It has been a busy week with preparations for tomorrow’s Lambourn Open Day, of which I hope you can all come along and join us because all the stars will be parading including our Cheltenham/Aintree [...]

704, 2017

‘More of That’ winning feeling?

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The Aintree Festival has been a particularly successful one for all of us at @sevenbarrows and BUVEUR D'AIR was very good on Thursday. He'll probably be finished for the season now and we'll work back [...]

604, 2017

A Golden Present Forecasted!

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

This is a big day for @sevenbarrows with 11 runners heading up to Aintree for day two of the meeting and it would be nice to think there is a winner or two among them. [...]

504, 2017

He who D’AIR’S…

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

After a short break since Cheltenham we’re heading up to Aintree for the Grand National meeting and while I am the first to admit we have pretty much zero chance of winning the National itself as [...]

3103, 2017

Bardd our most likely winner tomorrow

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

It’s a relatively quiet weekend for us with a handful of runners at Uttoxeter and Ascot before our attention turns to Aintree for the Grand National meeting and we made our first entries for Thursday [...]

2403, 2017

Nicky Henderson reflects on the Cheltenham Festival and looks ahead to Newbury

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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. I’ve been away for the past week so [...]

1703, 2017

Days of Heaven to shine at Kempton

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

1603, 2017

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 | Charli to knock the Triumph Hurdle out of the Parc?

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

We're coming to the end of what has been an absolutely fantastic week. We always say we'll be satisfied with winner but to have three on the board already is brilliant and the whole team [...]

1503, 2017

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 | Will Nico be sipping Cocktails At Dawn on Day Three?

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

1403, 2017

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 | Whisper it, but Davy Russell could triumph

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

1303, 2017

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 | Brain Power in excellent form ahead of Stan James Champion Hurdle

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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. This is [...]

1003, 2017

Step Up! Gaitway the road to riches this weekend?

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

2402, 2017

Nicky Henderson: Countdown to Cheltenham hits fever pitch

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

1002, 2017


February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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. He is now 7/2 favourite for the [...]

3101, 2017

Buveur D’Air to run Stan James Champion Hurdle

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

2001, 2017

Ascot run to be right up Percy’s Street?

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

1301, 2017


January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

We’ve a relatively quiet weekend with just five runners over the next two days so I’m hoping it’s a case of quality over quantity. To be honest, I’ve not ran too many at all, there’s [...]

601, 2017

Is Clondaw Saturday’s Banker?

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

I’ve just returned from the funeral of my great friend and former valet John Buckingham who sadly passed away last month. He was a most lovely man who is probably best known for riding Foinavon [...]

3012, 2016

Christmas in April this New Year’s Eve?

December 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

2312, 2016

Josses Hill to smash the King George?

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

First of all, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year as we head into 2017. All of your kind comments, calls, emails and tweets throughout the [...]

1912, 2016

My Tent to Pitch for the Christmas Hurdle

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

1612, 2016

MINSTREL ROYAL on song this Saturday?

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Another busy Saturday with runners representing @sevenbarrows at Ascot and Haydock and I'd like to think there are a few winners among them. Thoughts on their chances are below - good luck everyone! SATURDAY Ascot [...]

912, 2016

Nicky Henderson | International Hurdle day

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The action at Prestbury Park continues on Saturday with the StanJames.com International Hurdle taking centre stage at 3:00pm and it's a race the team @sevenbarrows have enjoyed plenty of success in, notably with Binocular in [...]

812, 2016

Nicky Henderson | It’s International Weekend

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

We’ve a relatively quiet Friday with just four runners representing @sevenbarrows at Cheltenham and I hope it’s a case of quality over quantity. We’re much busier on Saturday and MY TENT OR YOURS will be [...]

212, 2016

Nicky Henderson on Josses Hill

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Our racing ambassador, Nicky Henderson, chats about Josses Hill.

212, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Ar Mad is the one to catch

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

It’s another big weekend for the @sevenbarrows team with 13 runners up and down the country over the next two days and I think we have some very good chances among them. The Tingle Creek [...]

2511, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Vyta Du Roc our World?

November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been a great week for us all here at @sevenbarrows and it got off to a great start at Kempton on Monday with ALTIOR who made a winning debut over fences. Obviously, it wasn’t [...]

1811, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Beware the Bear to run at Ascot

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

It goes without saying the last week has probably been one of the worst in quite some time; firstly having to retire dear old Sprinter Sacre and then the devastation that saw Simonsig lose his [...]

1111, 2016

Hargam | Weighing Up The Options

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Our racing ambassador, Nicky Henderson, chats about Hargam ahead of his Stan James Greatwood hurdle run on Sunday:

1111, 2016

Altior | straight from the horse’s mouth!

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

In a brand new series, we go 'behind the scenes' as Nicky introduces us to the stars of the show, the horses themselves! First up, Nicky talks about Altior while his Cheltenham Festival Supreme Novices [...]

1111, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Brain Power to outmuscle the competition?

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

We had a great start to the Open Meeting with all the horses running well and it was obviously great for OO SEVEN to win his chase debut but my condolences go to all of [...]

1011, 2016

Nicky Henderson | 00-Seventh Heaven at Cheltenham?

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s the first big meeting of the jumps season at Cheltenham this weekend and after the rain finally decided to fall, I’m really looking forward to getting some of our big guns out. The horses [...]

811, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Altior entered for November Novice Chase

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

After the November Novice Chase was reopened at Cheltenham on Sunday I have decided to enter Altior and if the forecast is correct it is a possibility that he may take his chance, but it [...]

411, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Dancing in the rain

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

We’ve still had absolutely zero rain which has not done us any good at all and there are plenty of horses fit and ready to run but can’t because of the ground so we’ve all [...]

2810, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Henderson hits out at handicapper over Hargam

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

It was great to get off the mark at Cheltenham last weekend and THOMAS CAMPBELL was very impressive in winning his hurdles debut and KHEZERABAD ran very well too but I wouldn’t get that carried [...]

2810, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Top Notch Chase Debut

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

TOP NOTCH makes his chase debut today in the 3:45 at Uttoxeter and has been great in his lead up to this race. Bear in mind he’s only very little though and he’s not the [...]

2110, 2016

Nicky Henderson | River running Wylde at Cheltenham

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

nicky-henderson-cheltenham It's great to be back at Cheltenham this weekend as it really is the home of National Hunt racing. It signifies the beginning of the jumps season proper and the road to [...]

1410, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Flying the flag in America

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

We will be flying the Union Jack over in America this weekend where DAYS OF HEAVEN takes his chance in the American Grand National tomorrow night and we’re all looking forward to seeing how he [...]

1310, 2016


October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s great to be back up and running again with the National Hunt season proper starting to move up a gear and after such a great time last season I hope we can continue where [...]

205, 2016

Sprinter Sacre the Star of the Show

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

I’m currently up in Scotland having a small amount of down time after such a busy month with winners at Aintree and Sandown plus Punchestown last week. We have always managed to get over 100 [...]

2804, 2016

Punchestown | Friday’s Fancies: 00 Seven in Heaven?

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

It's the penultimate day of the Punchestown Festival on Friday and we have no runners on Saturday so hopefully we can sign off with another winner before heading home. MY TENT OR YOURS takes his [...]

2704, 2016

Punchestown | We’re up for the cup!

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

It's been a pretty good week so far at Punchestown as the horses have all performed consistently well. Simonsig showed that he still retained his ability and, despite being beaten, Jenkins proved that he is [...]

2604, 2016

Punchestown | Sundae’s on Wednesday!

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

We've just the two runners flying the English flag for @sevenbarrows on day two of Punchestown and BADEN goes to post in the Hurdle at 4:20pm. He's only had three runs so is very unexposed [...]

2504, 2016

Sprinter Sacre returns next season

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

First of all I’d like to thank each and every one of you for all the kind messages, email and tweets to @sevenbarrows after SPRINTER SACRE’S devastating victory in the Celebration Chase. I have had [...]

2504, 2016

Punchestown | Simonsig in absolutely excellent form

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

I’m just about to board a flight to Dublin for the Punchestown Festival which is one final hurrah for the jumps season before we all go into hibernation. We have assembled a decent team and [...]

2204, 2016

Nicky Henderson |Sprinter’s a cause for Celebration

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

It’s the last day of the season tomorrow and I hope we have assembled a really good team to end on a high. SPRINTER SACRE takes on Un Des Sceaux in the Celebration Chase at [...]

1504, 2016

Nicky Henderson | Latest News

April 15th, 2016|0 Comments

It was a really frustrating and difficult two days at Cheltenham in the week not least because of the fatal injury sustained to Robin’s Reef who was a lovely mare I had high hopes for. [...]

804, 2016

Aintree Day Three

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

We've had a great Grand National meeting so far which started with a solid run in second from MY TENT OR YOURS who, despite being beaten 41 lengths by Annie Power, showed that the ability [...]

704, 2016

Aintree Day Two

April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

A rather quiet day for the @sevenbarrows team on Friday with just three runners going up to Aintree and THEINVAL bids to get the ball rolling in the Alder Hey Children's Hospital Handicap Hurdle, (1:40) [...]

604, 2016

Aintree Grand National Meeting Day One

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

We're all set for a busy few days up at Aintree and, as expected, the racing is very competitive but hopefully we should be able to pick up a winner somewhere along the line. In [...]

104, 2016

Countdown to Aintree

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

It's another reasonably quiet weekend with four runners at Newbury on Saturday and one at Ascot the following day; then of course all roads lead to Aintree for the Grand National meeting which starts on [...]

2403, 2016

Our Runners Over Easter

March 24th, 2016|0 Comments

After a brilliant Cheltenham Festival and double last Saturday at Kempton we have just a few runners over the Easter period with two at Haydock and a few at Huntington on Monday. TOWERING runs in [...]

1803, 2016

Cheltenham’s over, but the show goes on!

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

  The Cheltenham Festival might be over for another year but the @sevenbarrows bandwagon continues to roll and we have runners at Uttoxeter, Fontwell and Kempton this weekend. POUGNE BOBBI runs in the 1:50 at [...]

1703, 2016

Cheltenham Day 4 Preview

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

I can't believe the final day of the festival is here; it's been a brilliant week and the pressure was off early as ALTIOR got us off to a good start by winning the Supreme [...]

1603, 2016

Cheltenham Day 3 Preview

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

We've had a great Cheltenham Festival so far with Altior who really was simply supreme in the Supreme and is now 6/1 with Stan James for next year's Champion Hurdle. Whether to stick to the [...]

1503, 2016

Cheltenham Day 2 Preview

March 15th, 2016|0 Comments

We've got 10 runners on day two of the Festival and VYTA DU ROC goes to post in the RSA (2.10pm). He won the Reynoldstown at Ascot last time which was a good performance as [...]

1403, 2016

Cheltenham Day 1

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The wait is almost over; we’ve still got 24 hours to go but we’re getting there. I walked around Cheltenham yesterday and it’s in great nick and will dry out as the week goes on. [...]

1103, 2016

Nearing the end of the road!

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s a bit like the calm before the storm as we’ve only got one runner tomorrow before Cheltenham and it’s just a case of ticking along nicely until Tuesday. DIVINE SPEAR represents the @sevenbarrows team [...]

403, 2016

Doncaster, Kempton and the magic of Cheltenham

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A reasonably quiet weekend for the @sevenbarrows team with just five runners so before I talk about their chances I thought we could reflect on last week’s winner Ericht who has gone up 9lbs for his victory [...]

2602, 2016

Super Six Running At Kempton

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

We’ve just got six runners at Kempton but that is enough to keep us occupied and KHEZERABAD will be our first runner of the day in the Adonis Hurdle. He’s been here all winter and [...]

2302, 2016

Nicky Henderson Cheltenham Preview – Part Two

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Altior and Buveur D'Air will both run in the Supreme Novices hurdle and both are in very, very good form and they really couldn’t be better. In time both with jump fences but they have [...]

2202, 2016

Nicky Henderson Cheltenham Preview – Part One

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

We had press over today for a media day and I must say it was good to see so many wanting to find out about our horses ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. The first thing [...]

1902, 2016

Eight take their chance on Saturday

February 19th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s a very busy time for us at present with many of our horses ready to run – in fact, many actually need an outing but the ground is just too soft and unsuitable for [...]

1802, 2016

Top Notch running at Kelso as planned

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Top Notch has had some hard races this term, and this race (2.30pm Kelso) provides him with a great opportunity. He’s entered in Saturday’s Kingwell hurdle at Wincanton – but today’s race at Kelso was [...]

1602, 2016

Grand National Weights Revealed

February 16th, 2016|0 Comments

  Triolo D'Alene He's won a Hennessy and a Topham so he's already won over the fences. He absolutely loved Aintree when winning the Topham back in 2013 and really is a good ground horse. [...]

1202, 2016

Captain Conan Is Looking Great

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Argante is making his debut over jumps at Newbury tomorrow (1.20pm) having had two runs on the flat for Henry Spiller. He has lots of racecourse experience having previously run in France on the flat [...]

1202, 2016

Kempton This Afternoon

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

My Tent Or Yours and Hargam will work over four hurdles at Kempton this afternoon, in between the two chase races at 2.15pm and 2.50pm. Barry Geraghty takes the ride on My Tent Or Yours while [...]

1002, 2016

Update on Peace and Co

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Following his run on Saturday we have been looking at Peace And Co’s respiratory and although there is not a whole lot to see or hear, we feel cauterizing his palate, which is a fairly [...]

602, 2016

Sunday at Musselburgh

February 6th, 2016|0 Comments

We travel to Scotland on Sunday with some of our Cheltenham Festival hopefuls. Musselburgh has better ground than some of the courses in the south, or indeed in the midlands or the north of England, [...]

502, 2016

Peace and Co Returns Tomorrow

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Peace And Co returns to the racecourse tomorrow at Sandown (1.15pm) and although the ground isn’t ideal, he should be okay in it. I just hope they go a bit of a gallop, and I [...]

2901, 2016

Clean Sheet runs at Cheltenham

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s a busy couple of days for us, with five runners today and no less than eight tomorrow. Buveur D´Air runs at Huntingdon today (1.35pm). He is entered in the Supreme hurdle at the Cheltenham [...]

2201, 2016

Don’t Want To Risk Peace and Co so close to Cheltenham

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

As I tweeted on @sevenbarrows earlier today, we had to pull Peace And Co out of the Stan James Champion Hurdle trial at Haydock tomorrow – it’s a shame, but he just wasn’t 100% at [...]

1501, 2016

L’Ami Serge runs at Wetherby

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

We only have one runner this weekend, and that’s L’Ami Serge at Wetherby (12.55pm) – in fact, we haven’t had a horse run since last Saturday where we had mixed fortunes at Kempton. I was [...]

801, 2016

Having a Good Time of it

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

We’ve having a good time of it at present – three winners from our last five runners proves that, but generally our horses are in good form and I was very pleased with last weekend’s [...]

101, 2016

Horses in Great Heart

January 1st, 2016|0 Comments

First of all a very happy New Year to you all! 2015 ended extremely well for us at Seven Barrows – and Sprinter Sacre’s victory at Kempton certainly made our Christmas! More of him later, [...]

2612, 2015

Plenty for the Weekend

December 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Kempton takes centre stage today with StanJames.com racing ambassador Nicky Henderson saddling five hopefuls in Sunbury including two in the Christmas Hurdle. Smart novice hurdler Altior carries his best chance in the opener but tomorrow [...]

1912, 2015

My Tent Delayed

December 19th, 2015|0 Comments

My Tent Or Yours worked this morning and what we've concluded is that he isn’t going to go to the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. We’re just going to have to give him a bit more [...]

1812, 2015

Ascot Awaits

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Peace And Co fluffed his lines at Cheltenham last weekend but StanJames.com racing ambassador Nicky Henderson is hopeful Ma Filleule can go well in the same colours tomorrow at Ascot. Blue Fashion makes his debut [...]

1212, 2015

Nicky Henderson Interview 2

December 12th, 2015|0 Comments

StanJames.com racing ambassador Nicky Henderson gives his view on his International Hurdle favourite Peace And Co and the rest of the card at Cheltenham this afternoon.

1112, 2015

Peace In Our Time

December 11th, 2015|0 Comments

The StanJames.com International is the feature at Cheltenham on Saturday and StanJames.com racing ambassador Nicky Henderson saddles the hot favourite in Peace And Co. This year's Triumph Hurdle hero is joined by Hargam in the [...]

1112, 2015

Nicky Henderson Interview

December 11th, 2015|0 Comments

StanJames.com racing ambassador Nicky Henderson goes through his runners on day one of The International meeting at Cheltenham.

912, 2015

StanJames.com International Hurdle History

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The International takes place at Cheltenham between Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December, with the StanJames.com International Hurdle being one of the key races over the two days. The £130,000 Grade Two event is a leading trial [...]

412, 2015

Super Saturday

December 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Nicky Henderson is double-handed in the big race tomorrow, the Tingle Creek at Sandown. Barry Geraghty is on board dual Cheltenham Festival winner Simonsig with Josses Hill also carrying the hopes of Seven Barrows. After [...]

3011, 2015

Sprinter Sacre Misses The Tingle Creek

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

We’re not going to go to the Tingle Creek with Sprinter Sacre. I talked to Caroline Mould over the weekend. He’s in really really good form but, having got him into good shape and the [...]

2711, 2015

Welcome Nicky

November 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Here at StanJames.com, we’re delighted to bring you the first weekly blog from our new racing ambassador Nicky Henderson. And it’s a massive Saturday in store with the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and the [...]

2311, 2015


November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Well, I don’t think anyone saw that coming.... Faugheen was widely expected to make it 11 wins from 11 starts under rules last Sunday in the StanJames.com Morgiana at Punchestown but Ruby Walsh was throwing [...]

1911, 2015


November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

The Road to Cheltenham has begun and sponsor Stan James are on the hunt to find out who really is theGreatest Hurdler of all time. The unbeaten StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle favourite Faugheen ‘the Machine’ and [...]

1511, 2015


November 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Faugheen suffered his first defeat under rules as he went down to stablemate Nichols Canyon in theStanJames.com Morgiana at Punchestown. Rory Jiwani of StanJames.com said: "That was certainly a shock and the writing was on the [...]