Superstar Altior becomes first horse to win 19 successive Jumps races

Altior

Altior, the superstar horse trained by Nick Henderson has entered the record books by becoming the first horse to win 19 consecutive jump races when winning the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown Park Racecourse earlier today and maintaining a winning streak which first began in 2015. The win sees him surpass the record held by fellow legendary racehorse, Big Buck’s, who retired in 2014.

It was Altior’s third successive win in the race which takes place at the bet365 Jump Finale, and sees him match Big Buck’s in claiming 10 Grade 1 races. The Nicky Henderson-trained nine-year-old was ridden to the record-breaking victory by top jockey Nico de boinville, who has now been aboard for 16 of his 19 wins.

Among the horse’s 19 wins have been four fantastic triumphs at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival – two consecutive Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase successes; a win in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle; and a victory in the Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase.

Comparing Two Legends

  ALTIOR BIG BUCK’S
Foaled 6th May 2010 16th April 2003
Colour Bay Bay / Brown
Sex Gelding Gelding
Sire (father) High Chaparral Cadoudal (FR)
Dam (mother) Monte Solaro Buck’s (FR)
Purchase price €60,000 (£51,600) at a sale in Ireland in 2013 Sold privately
Owner Mrs Patricia Pugh Andy Stewart (The Stewart Family)
Breeder Paddy Behan Henri Poulat
Trainer Nicky Henderson Paul Nicholls
Jockeys Nico De Boinville (16 wins)

Noel Fehily (3 wins in 2016)

 

Ruby Walsh (16 wins between 2009-14)

AP McCoy (2 wins in 2010)

Age at time of debut 4 years old 3 years old
Racing Post Rating 187 (currently) 178 (highest rating in 2011)
Runs 22 27 in the UK (following 13 runs in France)

Total wins

20

Chase 14

Hurdle 5

National Hunt Flat 1

23

Hurdle 20

Chase 3

 

Consecutive wins 19 18
Number of Grade 1s won 10 10
Biggest winning distance 63 Lengths

Weatherbys Supports Starlight Novices’ Chase at Kempton in 2016

 

Jockey: Noel Fehily

9 Lengths (twice)

BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree in 2012 and  Sportingbet Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury in 2012

 

Jockey: Ruby Walsh

Cumulative winning distance in career 218 1/4 Lengths 82 3/4 Lengths
First Grade 1 win Skybet Supreme Novices’Hurdle, Cheltenham Festival 2016

Jockey: Nico de boinville

Ladbrokes World Hurdle, Cheltenham Festival 2009

 

Jockey: Ruby Walsh

Total earnings £1,235,153 £1,309,055

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