Welcome to Paul Nicholls Racing
10 Times National Hunt Champion Trainer
Welcome to our website with in-depth detail on all aspects of our training operation here at Ditcheat. So much has happened since I arrived here 27 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 128 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 and Big Buck’s. They and many more contributed to my winning 10 trainers’ championships in the last 12 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.
For all the success that has gone before us here at Ditcheat we are constantly looking forward and focussed on ensuring the future success of the yard. Throughout our team of staff there is a deep rooted ambition to continue competing and winning some of the very top races in National Hunt racing and with high class horses like Politologue, Diego Du Charmil, Cyrname, Clan Des Obeaux and Topofthegame that trend looks set to continue.
Despite some of the very top names in our yard, for many, the most exciting part of the yard currently is the wealth of young equine talent looking set to make a huge impact in the coming years and with that in mind we enter this season with a sense of optimism and excitement, refreshed and ready for the challenge of yet another big winter.
On the website you will be able to get to know all the skilled and dedicated people in our team that work hard to ensure our horses have the best of care at all times, see the world class gallops and training facilities we have and keep up to date with all the latest news from Paul himself and his assistant Harry Derham with his popular blog.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care for our horses and hope that comes through as you take a virtual look round our operation.