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Find out what Lucinda Green thought of Big Buck’s when she enjoyed a ride up the gallops on the four-times World Hurdle winner in today’s magazine (12 April, 2012).

Big Buck’s fact file

Name: Big Buck’s

Stable name: Buck’s

Age: nine

Height: 16.3hh

Breed: thoroughbred

Sire: Cadoudal

Trainer: Paul Nicholls

Discipline: National Hunt racing

Owner: the Stewart family

Groom: Rose Loxton

Best ever result: four-times Ladbrokes World Hurdle winner

Five things you didn’t know…

1 When at home he spends his time box-walking and hates being alone.

2 It took a while to persuade owner-breeder Henri Poulat to sell Big Buck’s. He eventually did – for a rumoured €400,000 in 2007.

3 He’s only ever run at five British tracks – Aintree, Cheltenham, Warwick, Newbury and Ascot – and hates to travel.

4 Big Buck’s is the only horse at Paul Nicholls’ yard to have his hay in a haynet – otherwise, he’d trample it during his box-walking. He’s also the first to be fed.

5 He’s won more than £1million in prize-money.

To read the full interview with Rose Loxton about Big Buck’s see the 29 March issue of H&H

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