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
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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