"Nick Bradley is one of the shrewdest men you'll ever meet in racing" - Roger Fell, Trainer.
First and foremost Nick is a businessman, when a horse is purchased it is bought as a financial investment. Nick invests his own capital in the horse and does so in the thinking that at some point in the future, along with his investors, he will be able to make a profit. By adopting this policy, Nick offers his investors the maximum opportunities to enjoy racehorse ownership.
Nick adopts this policy with all his investments be it property, commodities, stocks, shares and bonds, and it often baffles Nick how successful businessmen and women seem to disregard the policies that have served them well and seem to see racehorse investment as a 'throwaway investment' or 'a bit of fun'.
Well at Nick Bradley Racing your investment in our stock, methodology, and way of thinking is not seen as a throwaway investment. Nick offers you the thrill of racehorse ownership, an opportunity to compete at the highest level, detailed factual information about your horse and its progress rather than hype and unfulfilled promise.
Nick has developed a reputation for being as sharp as anyone in the horse racing industry when it comes to selecting bloodstock. This is not a self labelled title Nick has given himself, regular success of buying the right horses for small budgets has seen this reputation build over the last 10 years.
Click here to read a recent interview that Nick gave to Rich Williams, where he talks in detail about his background, how Nick Bradley Racing was formed and his approach to buying horses.
All horses which are identified and physically assessed by Nick, his trainers and his veterinary team and each horse is then valued by Nick, in terms of it's current valuation and it's potential valuation. Nick works on the principle that if he thinks a horse is over priced, his investors will also do, so he constantly thriving to provide his investors with excellent value for money.
The sales are public events and members of Nick's team and investors join Nick at the sales to assist and oversee the process, new investors are always welcome to meet the team at the sales.
Please click here to read Nick's blog and see details of the upcoming sales that Nick and his team will be attending in the near future.
Nick has spent years studying the breeze up videos, and following these horses careers beyond the sales so that he knows exactly how each breeze up sale and individuals from them perform on the track. Nick is a fan of timing the breezes and he uses this data along with the physical examination of the horses to identify the horses who should be bought from the sales.
Yearling Sales see a large number of unraced horses sell within a very short space of time. So it is very much a race against the clock to see the horses in the sale, assess them and put a value on them. Nick selects all of the yearlings purchased himself, and like any other horse purchased, Nick is keen to purchase a share in them so value for money is very much in the forefront of his mind.
Nick breeds from his own band of 20-30 broodmares, so he gets to see foals and yearlings every day of the year. Nick has attended yearling sales for over 10 years and throughout that time he has built up a wealth of experience and knows what the important factors are when selecting your racing stock.
Nick and his team of pedigree and form advisors, spend days studying the catalogues prior to the sales commencing. Time at the sales is precious and it should be spent looking and studying the right horses. Nick and his team are all form students who make their livings from backing the right horses, so going into Horses in Training sales they already have a lot of the work done for them in sectional and form analysis. They identify horses who they believe to be on an upward curve and who are not only well handicapped but horses who could compete at the highest level given the right management and campaign.
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