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Big Buck's

Big Buck's (foaled 16 April 2003) is a National Hunt racehorse trained in Britain by Paul Nicholls and specialising in racing over hurdles. He won the 2009 World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

4 Year Old Season

He went on to win the Mar-key Group Beginners' Chase beating the Queens horse Barber Shop

Then He went on to run in the Bathwick Tyres Andover Novices' Chase and was just beaten by Moon Over Miami

5 Year Old Season

He started the season with a win in the Mc Seafoods Novices' Chase ridden by Ruby Walsh to win by 2 lengths

Then went on to come in 3rd in the Kingmaker Novices' Chase and then went to the Cheltenham Festival in the Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase where he finished 7th behind Finger OnThe Pulse

After the Festival he went to the Aintree to win the Mildmay Novices' Chase by 2 1/4 lengths, beating Battlecry (Horse)

While Ruby Walsh was injured Sam Thomas rode him in the Hennessy Gold Cup, where Big Buck's blundered and unseated Thomas.

6 Year Old Season

He ran his first race this season in 2009 at Cheltenham where he finished 1st beating Dont Push It He went on to win the Cleeve Hurdle beating the odds on favourite Punchestowns by four lengths. This was his prep race for the World Hurdle

On 12 March 2009 was the World Hurdle where Kasbah Bliss was the odds on favourite to win and Punchestowns the 100-30 second favourite

Big Buck's and Punchestowns both jumped the last fence together, but Big Bucks made a mistake but it didn't take anything out of him and he won by 1 3/4 lengths, with Powerstation third and Kasbah Bliss in fourth

Big Buck's went to Aintree for the Liverpool Hurdle but not many horses could complete in both the Cheltenham and Aintree double. He went on to beat Mighty Man by 3 1/4 lengths, who won this race in 2006 & 2007


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