Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

‘A **** like you!’ – Champion trainer Paul Nicholls’ shock Twitter outburst at top owner

, ‘A **** like you!’ – Champion trainer Paul Nicholls’ shock Twitter outburst at top owner

CHAMPION trainer Paul Nicholls branded a top owner a ‘****’ in an amazing Twitter outburst.

Nicholls, 60, who was made an OBE by Prince Charles and trains horses for Sir Alex Ferguson and Dame Judi Dench, left his followers stunned with his message on Sunday evening.

Nicholls shocked his Twitter followers with this reply to top owner Hinchy
Nicholls is a 13-time champion trainer so knows what he is talking about

The trainer was replying to a message from Carl Hinchy, a trained solicitor who recently showed off some of his huge betting wins over the years.

Hinchy referenced former Best Mate trainer Henrietta Knight’s recent comments on the difference between Irish and British-trained horses.

Hinchy made note of Gallyhill’s victory at Down Royal on Sunday – a horse who looks to have been rejuvenated since moving to Gordon Elliott from Nicky Henderson.

He wrote: “Interesting to see Henrietta Knight’s view of UK trainers being given some harsh reality with the transfer of Gallyhill from Hendo to Elliott.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

To which Nicholls replied: “One thing for sure no good trainer in the UK would train for a **** like you!!!”

Many of Nicholls’ 140,000 followers couldn’t believe what they had seen.

One said: “Shots fired from the champ!”

Another commented: “Big Paul getting stuck right in.”

While others suggested Nicholls had inadvertently dissed fellow trainer Christian Williams with his comment.

Recent Scottish Grand National winner Williams, based in Wales, trains Five Star Getaway, a horse who landed owner Hinchy £26,000 with a Class 2 win at Kempton last Christmas.

Hinchy tweeted a response to Nicholls’ comment – though not directly as he had been blocked by the Ditcheat supremo.

He said: “I won’t be rising to this but I agree it’s not very classy and sad it’s from a chap I’m such a huge admirer of.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

, ‘A **** like you!’ – Champion trainer Paul Nicholls’ shock Twitter outburst at top owner

Hinchy later posted this message in which he said he had been blocked by Nicholls




CONOR BENN is loving having dad Nigel in his training camp – so much so he treated him to an unexpected slice of birthday...

Premier League

VIVIANNE MIEDEMA struck as Arsenal dispatched Ajax on a rain-sodden Champions League night in the Netherlands. The Dutch hotshot netted with the Gunners clinching...

Formula 1

LEWIS HAMILTON has a secret weapon as he bids to end his nightmare season — a revolutionary high-tech BED. State-of-the-art sensors in the £2,100...


CHRIS EUBANK JR and Conor Benn face off in an intriguing catchweight boxing clash in London. But before the main event grudge match, there’s...


JOE JOYCE has listed three dream names for his next fight – with Anthony Joshua one man he wants to “bash up”. Brit heavyweight...


MIKE TYSON let his temper boil over after coming face to face with his former promoter Don King. Relations between the pair started to...