Welcome to Paul Nicholls Racing

10 Times National Hunt Champion Trainer










2017-18 UK WINNERS



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 26 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.

Now we are rebuilding 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.

With the support of our new sponsor Morson Group, a partnership we are particularly proud of we are all incredibly excited about the season ahead. In our constant quest to maximise the potential of every horse that enters into our care, we are thrilled to have now teamed up with feed supplier Dodson and Horrell, ensuring all our horses dietary and nutritional requirements are met with a first class team headed up by Clifford.

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



  • Great to train a winner on the flat ridden by Megan

    The photos of my first winner on the flat at Kempton on ...  Read More

  • Back on level terms

    A record total of winners in the season that ended on ...  Read More

  • It’s not over until it’s over

    Eight winners over the past three days have given me ...  Read More

  • Red letter day

    Monday was a Red Letter Day for Team Ditcheat as we set ...  Read More

  • Previous season best matched

    A double at Plumpton on Sunday took our score for the ...  Read More

  • Impossible Task?

    A treble on Sunday took our score for the season to ...  Read More

  • Building up to Aintree

    I couldn’t be happier with the form of the horses ...  Read More

  • £2 million up!

    A treble at Wincanton on Sunday saw Team Ditcheat reach ...  Read More

  • 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



  • 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.