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  • Big Buck's (FR)

  • Age: 11 (Foaled April 16th, 2003)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Cadoudal - Buck's (Le Glorieux)
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: The Stewart Family

News Clippings

Ruby Walsh praised Big Buck's upon the announcement of his retirement

March 14th, 2014

Ruby Walsh believes he will probably never partner a better staying hurdler than Big Buck's.

Nicholls happy with star duo

February 21st, 2014

Paul Nicholls' two big Cheltenham hopes Silviniaco Conti and Big Buck's enjoyed a "good day out" as the pair took another step in their preparations with a post-race gallop at Exeter.

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.

Paul Nicholls will step up the work regime of Big Buck's

January 30th, 2014

Paul Nicholls will step up the work regime of Big Buck's in a fortnight as he builds towards attempting to regain his stayers' crown at the Cheltenham Festival.

Ruby Walsh backs Big Buck's ride

January 28th, 2014

Ruby Walsh has admitted he would not have ridden Big Buck's any differently in last Saturday's Cleeve Hurdle.

Big Buck's fine following Cleeve Hurdle third at Cheltenham

January 26th, 2014

Paul Nicholls is confident Big Buck's will "improve enormously" for the run after finishing a close third on his return to action in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Big Buck's on course for Cleeve

January 20th, 2014

Monday morning saw the eagerly-anticipated return to action of Big Buck's move a step closer after the staying great came through a schooling session in the hands of new jockey Sam Twiston-Davies.

No falling out on Big Buck's - Paul Nicholls

January 12th, 2014

A lack of positivity from Daryl Jacob about riding Big Buck's on his intended comeback in the Cleeve Hurdle led to other options being explored for the ride on the staying great this season, trainer Paul Nicholls said.

Big Buck's chance for Sam Twiston-Davies

January 11th, 2014

Sam Twiston-Davies has spoken of his "absolute delight" at being handed the ride on staying great Big Buck's.

Daryl Jacob may miss out on Big Buck's ride

January 7th, 2014

Big Buck's' owner Andy Stewart insists there are many names in the hat to discuss with trainer Paul Nicholls before deciding which jockey will get the call-up for the ride on the supreme staying hurdler.

Paul Nicholls is not expecting "fireworks" from Big Buck's

December 18th, 2013

Paul Nicholls is not expecting "fireworks" from Big Buck's in his racecourse gallop before racing at Exeter on Thursday.

Big Buck's booked for racecourse gallop at Exeter

December 16th, 2013

Champion staying hurdler Big Buck's is to take a crucial step ahead of his eagerly-anticipated return from injury with a racecourse gallop before racing at Exeter on Thursday.

Big Buck's is reportedly pleasing connections ahead of his comeback

November 25th, 2013

Owner Andy Stewart has been told Big Buck's could be better than ever ahead of his return from injury later this season.

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.

Big Buck's won't run again before the 2014 World Hurdle at Cheltenham

March 8th, 2013

Owner Andy Stewart has revealed his legendary staying hurdler Big Buck's will not run again between now and the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at next year's Cheltenham Festival.

Andy Stewart has nominated Newbury as a target for the returning Big Buck's

February 17th, 2013

Andy Stewart is hoping his brilliant stayer Big Buck's might return from injury at Newbury in late November.

Nicholls: Buck's will be back

December 22nd, 2012

Paul Nicholls feels Big Buck's has "four or five more runs" in him despite being currently sidelined by a leg injury.

Stewart hopeful for Big Buck's return

December 18th, 2012

Owner Andy Stewart believes there is a "more than 50-50 chance" that Big Buck's will be able to continue his racing career next season.

Nicholls stars Big Buck's and Al Ferof set to miss rest of season

December 17th, 2012

Trainer Paul Nicholls says it is "unlikely" Big Buck's and Al Ferof will run again this season.

Andy Stewart believes it is "highly unlikely" a dream clash between Big Buck's and star mare Quevega will happen

December 3rd, 2012

Andy Stewart believes it is "highly unlikely" a dream clash between Big Buck's and star mare Quevega will happen.