"Nick Bradley is one of the shrewdest men you'll ever meet in racing" - Roger Fell, Trainer.
Nick's day to day focus is on the bloodstock. Sourcing the right horses, at the right prices and making sure they go to the best trainer. From that point onward Nick liaises with the trainers on a regular basis to ensure the horses are not lost within yards and that the owners kept informed of the horse's progress.
Nick has placed horses in his management to win over 200 races and his knowledge of the race fixture book is second to none.
By the start of the 2016 turf season Nick had spent £2.2 million in the sales ring on behalf of his owners since 2009, during the same period the same bloodstock returned just over £5 million, with 40% of the horses still to be sold. Such an extraordinary return has been achieved spotting the talents of equine stars who were sold for up to 30 times their purchase price. Some of the highlights include:
It's very easy to see why people choose Nick Bradley Racing when you add into the mix purchases like Junior who won the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Kim Muir handicap at the Cheltenham Festival and brilliant handicappers Raising Sand, Latenightrequest and Open Eagle. Commissioned added to Nick's first time out Royal Ascot winners when winning the Queen Alexandra in 2016!
You can read more about Nick's background in professional gambling and why he set up Nick Bradley Racing in an interview he gave to Rich Williams. Click here to read the full interview.
Watch this recent video interview that Nick did with Darrn O'Conghaile from On The Line about his approach to finding future winners for Nick Bradley Racing.
Russell first joined NBR in early 2019 having been an owner with Nick Bradley Racing for 2 years and became a full-time member of the team in 2020. Russell is responsible for managing the Nick Bradley website and keeping it up to date with the latest information on all our horses. He also manages the social media content and regularly represents NBR on course when Nick is unavailable.
Russell added “I’ve been fascinated by horse racing since I was a child and have been fortunate to have shares in horses for over 15 years. I first became involved with Nick Bradley Racing having bought a small share in Doctor Phoenix and had the most amazing 12 months as an owner, including trips to the Irish Grand National meeting at Fairyhouse and the Punchestown Festival. I've also been lucky to have a small share in Fev Rover who looks like she could take me on some very special days out.
When Nick mentioned that he was looking for additional support to help grow the business I jumped at the chance. The opportunity to combine my love of horse racing with spending time at the races with people who have the same passion for the sport as me was impossible to turn down."
Hugh and Nick have been friends for many years and Hugh is involved with a number of Nick Bradley Racing horses.
Watch the video below to hear Hugh describe his experience of owning 2016 Royal Ascot winner COMMISSIONED and his key role in buying NBR favourite - RAISING SAND.
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