Paul Nicholls Racing | Racehorse Trainer | Manor Farm Stables | Ditcheat | Somerset
Paul Nicholls Racing
  • Paul presented with the Trainers’ Championship trophy with Tina Cook and John Inverdale
  • Just A Par with all at Team Ditcheat
  • Paul alongside JP McManus, A.P.McCoy and Trevor Hemmings
  • Proud parents Margaret and Brian with Paul and the Trainers’ Championship trophy
  • Winning connections with Just A Par, winner of the bet365 Gold Cup
  • Sean Bowen returns to the winners enclosure on Just A Par
  • Sean with parents and younger brother James and parents Peter and Karen
  • Aux Ptit Soins gets up to win the Coral Cup
  • Dodging Bullets and Sam Twiston-Davies jumping the last in the Queen Mother Champion Chase
  • Sam and the Queen Mother Champion Chase Trophy
  • Nick Scholfield and Qualando winning the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle
  • Sound Investment with his many owners after his win in the Greatwood Gold Cup
  • Paul with World Hurdle contenders Saphir du Rheu and Zarkandar
  • Rocky Creek winning the Grade 3 Betbright Chase at Kempton

Meet the Team

Clifford BakerMeet the people who care for the horses at Manor Farm Stables. Paul’s staff are 100% committed to providing owners with nothing but the best. Here you will find the who’s who at the yard. CLICK HERE

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Hall of Fame

Paul and RubyHere you will find pictures and details of all of Paul Nicholls’ big winners since he has started training at the superb facilities of Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat. CLICK HERE

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Welcome to Paul Nicholls Racing

I’d like to personally thank you for taking the time to visit our website which offers you the chance to find out more about myself, my staff and the facilities we use to train horses at Ditcheat.

It takes great horses to reach the top of the National Hunt game and we have been fortunate enough to train the likes of See More Business, Kauto Star, Denman, Master Minded, Neptune Collonges, Twist Magic, Tidal Bay and Big Buck's as well as many other multiple Cheltenham Festival and Grade One winners. It is horses like these that have set the standard for jump racing success in recent years and we now look to our new team and our more established stars such as Al Ferof, Silviniaco Conti, Zarkandar, Hinterland, Lac Fontana, Ptit Zig and Dodging Bullets to keep raising this standard.

Our reputation for discovering and nurturing the best young equine talent into Champion racehorses speaks for itself over the past two decades. All of us here at Paul Nicholls Racing are extremely honoured and proud to be part of one of the most powerful yards of National Hunt horses in the country.

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Paul Nicholls Latest News


Tuesday 30 June

Kauto Star was a magic horse

I was devastated to hear the terrible news about Kauto Star. It is a really sad day. For me he was a magic horse who touched so many people beyond the narrow confines of the racing world.


Friday 5 June

Zarkandar heads to French Champion Hurdle

Zarkandar heads to France this weekend for another crack at the French Champion Hurdle on Sunday.


Thursday 14 May

Two runners in Paris this weekend

AP McCoy was unquestionably the star of the show on a day of raw emotion at Sandown on Saturday. I am proud to have been present on his final afternoon as a jockey and would not have missed it for the world.