NICO DE BOINVILLE
- Leading National Hunt Jockey
- Stable Jockey to Nicky Henderson
- Rider of Sprinter Sacre and Altior
Nico is one of the country’s top National Hunt riders and is stable jockey to five-time Champion Trainer, Nicky Henderson. His career skyrocketed after winning the Coral Cup at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival. He quickly turned professional and subsequently won the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup on Coneygree – the first novice to win the race in 41 years.
In 2016, he rode Sprinter Sacre in his unforgettable comeback season in which he regained his Champion Chase Crown. He has since won the race twice with Altior, who himself is a four-time Cheltenham Festival Winner.
Other notable Grade 1 winning horses that de Boinville has ridden to victory include Might Bite (RSA Chase, King George, Mildmay Novices Chase), Pentland Hills (Triumph Hurdle, 4yo Juvenile Hurdle), Santini (Sefton Novices’ Hurdle), Verdana Blue (Christmas Hurdle) and Brain Power (American Grand National).
He was also crowned Leading Jockey at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival with three winners at the meeting.