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.



  • 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

  • Day out

    Four of our better horses enjoyed a day out at Chepstow ...  Read More

  • Fastest Fifty

    With 26 winners already this month you can understand ...  Read More

  • Early season good form continues

    With a strike rate of around 33 per cent I ...  Read More

  • Get well soon Sam!

    I’m sorry to say we could be without out stable ...  Read More

  • A four-timer at Chepstow

    A four-timer at Chepstow on Sunday continued the ...  Read More

  • Graham was a really good friend and loved his horses

    We have lost one of our most loyal owners with the ...  Read More

  • Summer team have excelled themselves

    When I set a target of 20 winners for the season by the ...  Read More



  • 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.
  • Key Team Members
    Clifford Baker and the key staff that make Team Ditcheat 'tick'
  • New Gallops
    “There are a lot of crumbs to make a cake.”
  • Team Ditcheat
    ”You're only as good as the team behind you.“
  • Manor Farm Facilities
    “Paul takes you through a tour of all the facilities at Ditcheat.”
  • 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.