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Nico de Boinville Jockey - Rides, records, statistics, winners and earnings

After a disappointing Cheltenham Festival, Nico de Boinville will hope to bounce back before the end of the jumps season as the stable jockey of trainer Nicky Henderson.

De Boinville remains one of the leading jockeys in the UK, but Henderson's yard have suffered from the aftermath of the jockey recovering from a broken collarbone, meaning the 34-year-old failed to record a single winner at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

Who is Nico de Boinville?

De Boinville is a National Hunt jockey, although he did not come from a racing background, unlike some of his colleagues in the weighing room.

His father was an insurance broker, but his racing obsession soon got the better of him, and he admitted in the past that he missed some school lessons to watch Best Mate.

De Boinville eventually pushed himself into racing full-time and spent time in France with UK ex-part Richard Gibson before he eventually arrived at Henderson's Seven Barrows stable.

AP McCoy and Barry Geraghty were some of Henderson's main riders, giving De Boinville little hope of breaking into the picture. After just 30 rides between 2009 and 2012, he handed in his notice and planned to return to France.

His notice was rejected, and the rest, as they say, is history. He has since ridden numerous winners across the UK in multiple Grade 1 races, while also tasting victory in Ireland and the United States.

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Nico de Boinville's best horses

As Henderson's stable jockey, De Boinville has the pleasure of riding some of the finest horses in the UK.

Hurdling superstar Constitution Hill has been ridden to victory in all eight of his runs by De Boinville, while he also rides the likes of Jonbon, Iberico Lord, Shishkin, Sir Gino, Marie's Rock, and Luccia.

Nico de Boinville's Cheltenham Festival winners

Thanks to Henderson's star-studded stable, De Boinville has won 16 races as a jockey at the Cheltenham Festival.

His first came aboard Whisper in the Coral Cup in 2014, but 12 months later he put himself on the map.

He guided Coneygree to glory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as Mark and Sara Bradstock's runner became the first novice in four decades to win the Blue Riband.

In 2016, he helped Sprinter Sacre win the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Altior win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

He won the Queen Mother twice with Altior, while they also teamed up to win the Arkle in 2017, four years before he won the race with Shishkin.

His last win at the Festival at Prestbury Park came in 2023, when he partnered Constitution Hill to glory in the Champion Hurdle.

Nico de Boinville Grand National winners

Despite all of his success at Cheltenham, as well as other prestigious meetings, De Boinville has never won the Grand National at Aintree.

The steeplechase is not a race that Henderson specialises in, and De Boinville has only competed in four Grand Nationals since turning professional.

His first ride in the Aintree showpiece came in 2016 on Hadrian's Approach, but he was unseated at the first.

He returned aboard Cocktails At Dawn in 2017, falling at the first once again. After a year off, he was back in 2019, only to pull up Step Back at the 25th fence for trainer Mark Bradstock, who had trained Coneygree back in 2015.

De Boinville's best result in the Grand National came in 2023 when he finished the race for the first time, thanks to Mister Coffey's strong performance.

The duo finished eighth together, earning Henderson £15,000 in prize money.

He and De Boinville will continue to be a star attraction wherever they go and the Seven Barrows stable jockey seems sure to taste plenty more big-race glory in the coming seasons.

Nico de Boinville career earnings

At 34, De Boinville still has plenty of time left to earn more money, but he has already amassed over £6 million in total earnings since turning professional.

Just over £3.4 million of that has come in hurdle races and, with Henderson's team ready to bounce back at the earliest opportunity, it will not be long before he adds to that fortune.

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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