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Nicky Henderson and King George VI Chase winner Long Run at Seven Barrows in Lambourn 16.01.2011

Nicky Henderson breeds winners as well as trains them

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Whoops A Daisy makes no mistake for breeders

NICKY Henderson had double reason to celebrate the Bangor Novices' Hurdle victory of Whoops A Daisy - he is the five-year-old mare's joint breeder as well as her trainer.

Henderson bred her jointly with Sally Aston of Goldford Stud, whose husband Richard bought the €62,000 top lot, a daughter of King's Theatre, at Tattersalls Ireland this week.

By Definite Article, whose best progeny include Vinnie Roe, Whoops A Daisy is out of a half-sister to Triumph Hurdle winner Paddy's Return.





King's Theatre £1,143,037
Presenting £1,059,143
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,346
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,982
Midnight Legend £595,809
Stowaway £503,470