Trainer Nicky Henderson wins Huntingdon Racecourse Championship at a canter

Nicky Henderson not only regained the title of British champion trainer for the first time in 26 years this spring, he also claimed the local championship at Huntingdon Racecourse for the third consecutive year.

His prize, which will be presented at the Cambridgeshire racecourse’s next fixture on August Bank Holiday Monday, for his latest triumph is free use of a Theault Horsebox from Atacanter Horseboxes.

Although the Berkshire trainer didn’t have any runners at the final spring meeting – Ladies’ Day – at the racecourse this month, his lead in winners and placed horses was insurmountable.

Indeed, he enjoyed a sensational winner-to-runner strike rate of 50% during the last 12 months.

Nadia Gollings, General Manager of Huntingdon Racecourse, said: “Nicky Henderson’s horses are a simply irresistible force at the racecourse. His triumph in the Atacanter Horseboxes trainers’ championship is thoroughly merited. His free horsebox hire will be available for the busy winter period.”

As well as the complimentary use of the Theault horsebox, Nicky Henderson receives a set of photographic prints.

There was also a championship for jockeys, with the race to the finish line being won dramatically on the final day by Tony McCoy, who is now pursuing a 19th consecutive national jockeys’ title.

2012/13 was the first season in which the Huntingdon Racecourse trainers’ championship was sponsored by Atacanter Horseboxes, the only UK dealers for Theault Horseboxes.

Claire Dolby, owner of Atacanter Horseboxes, said: “Theault Horseboxes is proud to have sponsored the Huntingdon Racecourse Trainers’ Championship. We were delighted to have showcased our quality horseboxes at the racecourse and congratulate Nicky Henderson on his superb victory.”