Approaching the 40th anniversary of his first success - Dukery
at Uttoxeter on October 14, 1978 - Henderson saddled the 40th winner of his latest campaign when Cultivator won at Worcester on Monday, leaving him to reflect that the yard is "a long way ahead of where we'd normally be at this time of year".
, ridden by Bob Davies, got him off the mark when winning a novice hurdle at Uttoxeter by ten lengths from All Amber, who, ironically, was trained by Fred Winter, to whom Henderson had been assistant for four years.
The feat must have seemed unlikely when he got off the mark with Dukery
in a novice hurdle at Uttoxeter in October 1978, but even in his 33rd season he is little more than halfway towards Martin Pipe's record of 3,930.