Cheltenham Festival 202215 – 18 March 2022
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Paul Nicholls (horse racing)

Paul Nicholls
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Paul Nicholls
Occupation Trainer
Born (1962-04-17) 17 April 1962 (age 59) Lydney, Gloucestershire
Career wins As a National Hunt jockey: 133 As a National Hunt Trainer: 3000+
Major racing wins
As a National Hunt jockey: Hennessy Gold Cup (1986, 1987) Irish Hennessey Gold Cup (1988) As a trainer in UK National Hunt Grade Ones Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999, 2007, 2008, 2009) King George VI Chase (1997, 1999, 2006 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020) Champion Hurdle (2012) Queen Mother Champion Chase (1999, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2020) World Hurdle (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2006, 2011) Triumph Hurdle (2008, 2011) Arkle Challenge Trophy (1999, 2003) RSA Chase (2006, 2007, 2019) Betfair Chase (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014) Challow Novices’ Hurdle (2003, 2006, 2020) Ascot Chase (2000, 2008) Tolworth Hurdle (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008) Feltham Novices’ Chase (1993, 2003, 2008) Tingle Creek Chase (1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2020) Long Walk Hurdle (2009, 2010, 2011) Victor Chandler Chase (1999, 2009, 2010, 2011) Melling Chase (2001, 2011) Betfred Bowl (2000, 2010, 2014) Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle (2011) Liverpool Hurdle (2010, 2011, 2012) Maghull Novices’ Chase (1999, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010) Henry VIII Novices’ Chase (2011) Victor Chandler Chase (2009, 2010, 2011) Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Future Champion Novices’ Chase (1994) Aintree Hurdle (2013) As a trainer in Ireland National Hunt Grade Ones: Guinness Gold Cup (2007, 2008) Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (2003) Swordlestown Cup Novices Chase (2003) Kerrygold Champion Chase (2008, 2009) John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (2008) Lexus Chase (2007, 2009, 2012) JNwine.com Champion Chase (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012) Other Big race Winners UK: Grand National (2012) Hennessy Gold Cup (2003, 2007, 2009) Welsh National (2004, 2005) Scottish Grand National (1997) Bet365 Gold Cup (2001, 2003) Paddy Power Gold Cup (2012) Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (2011) Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase (2009) Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2004, 2006, 2009, 2014) Festival Trophy Chase (2005, 2007) Grand Annual (2004, 2007) Christie’s Foxhunter Chase (2004, 2005)
Racing awards
British jump racing Champion Trainer (2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2018-19)
Significant horses
Kauto Star, Denman, Big Buck’s, Master Minded, See More Business, Thisthatandtother, Celestial Halo, Cenkos, What A Friend, Al Ferof, Neptune Collonges, Zarkandar, Noland, Twist Magic, Azertyuiop, Strong Flow, Call Equiname, Flagship Uberalles, Rock On Ruby, Silviniaco Conti, Rocky Creek, Caid Du Berlais, Chapoturgeon.