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  • Zarkandar (IRE)

  • Age: 8 (Foaled April 20th, 2007)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Azamour (IRE) - Zarkasha (IRE) (Kahyasi (IRE))
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: Potensis Limited/chris Gi

News Clippings

Cheltenham Festival news: Noel Fehily confirmed as Zarkandar World Hurdle mount

February 26th, 2015

Noel Fehily has confirmed that his Ladbrokes World Hurdle ride will be Zarkandar rather than the horse he has won a Champion Hurdle on, Rock On Ruby.

Paul Nicholls admits Sam Twiston-Davies' World Hurdle decision was a

February 24th, 2015

Paul Nicholls admits it was a "close call" for stable jockey Sam Twiston-Davies over which of the yard's two runners he will ride in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Zarkandar Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival

February 1st, 2015

Zarkandar will head straight to the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with an upbeat report from trainer Paul Nicholls.

Paul Nicholls: Zarkandar has World Hurdle claims at Cheltenham Festival

January 27th, 2015

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls disagrees with the bookmakers as he believes Zarkandar remains his chief hope of success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

Nicholls keeps faith in Zarkandar despite Long Walk defeat

December 22nd, 2014

Paul Nicholls still believes Zarkandar will be a major player in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle in March despite his odds-on reverse at Ascot on Saturday.

Long Walk Hurdle report: Three Long Walk Hurdle wins for Reve De Sivola

December 20th, 2014

Reve De Sivola joined the mighty Big Buck's as a three-time winner of the JLT Long Walk Hurdle with a fighting display at Ascot.

Zarkandar completes Automne raid

November 1st, 2014

Zarkandar earned himself a crack at more top staying hurdle races after landing a fourth Grade One success in the Grand Prix d'Automne at Auteuil.

Zarkandar skips Ces date

September 15th, 2014

Zarkandar, a leading contender for next month's Betfred Cesarewitch, will bypass the Newmarket race.

Zarkandar in Ces Reckoning

August 20th, 2014

Paul Nicholls could run Grade One-winning hurdler Zarkandar back on the Flat in the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket on October 11.

Zarkandar misses Chester Cup for French feature

April 29th, 2014

Zarkandar will miss the StanJames.com Chester Cup a week on Wednesday and instead head off to Paris for his next start.

World Hurdle could suit Zarkandar at Cheltenham

February 18th, 2014

Paul Nicholls has gone on record this season as saying that he believes Zarkandar could make his presence felt in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Celestial Halo and Zarkandar will both be in action this weekend

February 13th, 2014

Celestial Halo and Zarkandar will both be in action this weekend as they attempt to form what trainer Paul Nicholls feels will be his back-up for Big Buck's in next month's Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Big Buck's pencilled in for January comeback

September 20th, 2013

Paul Nicholls is hoping to have Big Buck's ready for action at the end of January.

Zarkandar denies The New One

April 4th, 2013

Paul Nicholls' Zarkandar (11/2) got the better of The New One (11/4 favourite) after a compelling battle for the John Smith's Aintree Hurdle.

Zarkandar set for rise in trip after fourth in Champion Hurdle

March 18th, 2013

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls is likely to step Zarkandar up in trip following his fourth-placed finish in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Zarkandar ran out a ready winner of the Grade Two Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton

February 16th, 2013

Odds-on favourite Zarkandar ran out a ready winner of the Grade Two Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.

Zarkandar led home a one-two for Paul Nicholls in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton

November 10th, 2012

Zarkandar defied top-weight to make a successful return to action in the totepool.com Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.

Big Aintree team for Nicholls

April 2nd, 2012

Big Buck's, Rock On Ruby and Zarkandar form part of a strong Paul Nicholls team heading to Aintree for their showcase meeting next week.

Aintree for Rock On Ruby

March 19th, 2012

Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby could clash with stablemate Zarkandar in the Garde One Aintree Hurdle next month.

Hurricane in Fly-ing form

March 12th, 2012

Willie Mullins reports Hurricane Fly to be in fine form ahead of Tuesday's Stan James Champion Hurdle defence at Cheltenham.