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  • Grandouet (FR)

  • Age: 7 (Foaled March 29th, 2007)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Al Namix - Virginia River (Indian River)
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr S Munir

News Clippings

Nicky Henderson hits out at lack of opportunities for rising stars

November 26th, 2013

Nicky Henderson has attacked a lack of opportunities that he claims may force him to run his elite novice chasers against each other.

Barry Geraghty is sticking by Grandouet after his Sandown fall

November 12th, 2013

Barry Geraghty believes Grandouet will have learned plenty for the experience at Sandown on Saturday when the classy hurdler got rid of his jockey at the final fence.

Hinterland capitalises at Sandown

November 9th, 2013

Hinterland won the Crew Clothing Co. Beginners' Chase at Sandown as Grandouet unseated Barry Geraghty at the last.

Long Run season could now start at Wetherby

October 11th, 2013

Nicky Henderson is considering the possibility of starting Long Run's campaign in the Bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Champion Hurdle faller Grandouet will take winner Hurricane Fly on in Ireland

March 16th, 2013

Grandouet will have another crack at Hurricane Fly in Punchestown's Rabobank Champion Hurdle to determine whether he will commence novice chasing next year.

Grandouet remains on course for the Stan James Champion Hurdle despite rumours over his participation.

March 8th, 2013

Grandouet remains on course for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday despite taking an alarming drift on the betting exchanges on Friday afternoon.

Nicky Henderson insists Grandouet is firmly on target for the Champion Hurdle

February 15th, 2013

Nicky Henderson has issued an upbeat bulletin on Grandouet, who was forced to miss Saturday's Kingwell Hurdle

Nicky Henderson has revealed Grandouet is a doubt for the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton

February 12th, 2013

Nicky Henderson has revealed Grandouet is a doubt to make his second appearance of the season in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday due to the discovery of filling in his near fore.

Nicky Henderson is trying to keep three horses apart ahead of the Champion Hurdle

December 27th, 2012

Nicky Henderson is trying to plot a path to the Champion Hurdle for his three main contenders without them taking on each other.

Successful op for Grandouet

February 22nd, 2012

Champion Hurdle contender Grandouet could still make the Cheltenham Festival after undergoing a successful operation on Tuesday.

Grandouet undergoes leg op

February 21st, 2012

Nicky Henderson's leading Champion Hurdle hope Grandouet is on Tuesday night undergoing surgery on his near-hind leg.

Grandouet misses Kingwell

February 17th, 2012

Grandouet misses Saturday's Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton because of a small setback so stablemate Binocular now runs.

No Irish trip for Binocuar

February 4th, 2012

Nicky Henderson has ruled out taking Binocular to Ireland for his prep race before the Stan James Champion Hurdle next month.

Henderson's hurdle plans

January 16th, 2012

Nicky Henderson has outlined plans for his hurdling big guns ahead of the Champion Hurdle and World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Henderson reveals plans

January 1st, 2012

Nicky Henderson's three probable Champion Hurdle runners will each have one more outing before March, the trainer has revealed.

Grandouet International class

December 10th, 2011

Nicky Henderson's Grandouet was a super winner of the International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Grandouet goes on trial

December 7th, 2011

Grandouet is out to prove he is a genuine Stan James Champion Hurdle contender when he runs in Saturday's International Hurdle at Prestbury Park.

Haydock cruise for Grandouet

November 19th, 2011

Nicky Henderson's Grandouet enhanced his Champion Hurdle claims by winning the Betfair Hurdle at Haydock on the bridle.

Grandouet fine after tumble

November 6th, 2011

Nicky Henderson reports Grandouet to be "fine" after his penultimate hurdle fall in Saturday's Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.

Halo regains Elite crown

November 5th, 2011

Paul Nicholls' Celestial Halo won the Grade Two totepool Elite Hurdle at Wincanton after favourite Grandouet fell two from home.