Welcome to Paul Nicholls Racing

10 Times National Hunt Champion Trainer










2016-17 UK WINNERS



Welcome to our updated website with in-depth details on all aspects of our training operation at Ditcheat. So much has happened since I arrived here 25 years ago in October 1991 with eight horses. As the winners began to flow we worked hard to upgrade things year on year, adding better gallops, improving facilities and building more boxes until we now have around 125 horses in training in our two yards.

I’ve been lucky enough to train some great horses including See More Business, Kauto Star, Denman, Master Minded, Neptune Collonges, Tidal Bay, Silviniaco Conti & Big Buck’s. They and many more contributed to my winning ten trainers’ championships in the last 11 years.

Ours has always been a team effort with our hugely experienced head lad Clifford Baker leading by example from the front. He is the first man into the yard long before dawn each day and the last to leave in the evening.

Now we are re-building for the future with an exciting team of young horses ready to take a big step forward in the next 12 months. Just about every horse that arrives here is bought with chasing in mind and we have a particularly strong team of novice chasers this time.

We made a flying start this season with 32 winners over the summer (before the first Chepstow meeting) including the brilliant success of Ptit Zig in the French Champion Hurdle.


Many of the horses that came back into training early in July will be ready to run in October and once the rain arrives we will be flat out with runners almost every day.

Do please return to our website for up to date news of running plans and results.



  • One Two in the Foxhunters

    We saved the best for last at Cheltenham with Pacha Du ...  Read More

  • Festival fever builds

    All the talk in the yard recently has been about ...  Read More

  • Just A Par shows the way

    Four winners over the weekend was a great result for ...  Read More

  • Frodon continues his winning ways

    Frodon has been a legend for us this season and took ...  Read More

  • Ageless Zarkandar scoots to Grade 2 Victory

    Doubles at Haydock and Wincanton on Saturday took our ...  Read More

  • So near and yet so far!

    Four winners on Friday took our score to 118 which is ...  Read More

  • Good going north of the border reaps rewards

    Five winners over the weekend at Musselburgh put a ...  Read More

  • Looking forward to Spring ground

    Three winners on Friday set us up nicely for the ...  Read More

  • Frosty weekend

    Something of a frustrating weekend for Team Ditcheat ...  Read More

  • Modus shines in Lanzarote

    We enjoyed a rewarding afternoon at Kempton on Saturday ...  Read More

  • Lifeboat Mona shows a touch of class

    Lifeboat Mona provided the highlight for Team Ditcheat ...  Read More

  • Fastest Century

    Clic Work took our score for the season to 100 with a ...  Read More

  • Chasing the Century

    Another stellar week of results moved our score for the ...  Read More

  • Sam back in the swing with Frodon

    We enjoyed a Red Letter Day on Saturday with a valuable ...  Read More

  • Rocky rolls back the years

    We saved the best until last on Saturday with As De Mee ...  Read More

  • Fragile Irving scores at Newcastle!

    Irving’s spirited victory in the Grade 1 Fighting ...  Read More

  • Politologue brightens a grey day!

    Another rewarding week for Team Ditcheat with a treble ...  Read More

  • Jordan gets great tune out of Aerial!

    Four winners on Sunday made up for a frustrating ...  Read More

  • Hectic Saturday!

    A hectic Saturday even by our standards with seventeen ...  Read More

  • Spring-heeled Juvenile

    A spring-heeled juvenile and a tough as teak seven year ...  Read More



  • Paul Nicholls Racing
    A typical day at Paul Nicholls Racing down at Manor Farm Stables
  • The Inside Story
    Candid interviews with the staff behind Paul Nicholls Racing
  • 5 to Follow
    Paul talks about his ’5 to Follow‘ for the 2016-17 National Hunt Season
  • Ditcheat Thoroughbreds
    Ian and Paul talk you through their plans for the new Syndicate.
  • Open Day 2016 - Part 1
    Paul showcases his horses for the upcoming 2016 season.
  • Open Day 2016 - Part 2
    Paul showcases his horses for the upcoming 2016 season.
  • Open Day 2016 - Part 3
    Paul showcases his horses for the upcoming 2016 season.
  • Open Day 2016 - Part 4
    Paul showcases his horses for the upcoming 2016 season.
  • Open Day 2016 - Part 5
    Paul showcases his horses for the upcoming 2016 season.
  • Open Day 2016 - Part 6
    Paul showcases his horses for the upcoming 2016 season.