Nick's day to day focus is on the bloodstock and race planning and execution.
It is important that Nick sources the right horses, at the right prices and makes sure they go to the best trainers. 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!
Since 2016, Nick's buying record has gone from strength to strength with 2020 being an extraordinary year for Nick Bradley Racing. In 2020 only Godolphin and Hamdam al Maktoum picked up more 2yo victories or prize money than the Nick Bradley Racing horses. When you consider that in 2020, Nick Bradley Racing had less than twenty 2yos in training it was quite an achievement to see so much success on the track.
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.
Olly first joined NBR in the Summer of 2018 having been a student at the University of Leeds. He worked for a year before finishing his final exams and going to New Zealand to try and pursue a career in cricket. Olly joined back up with Nick Bradley Racing in December 2020 having spent the Summer of 2020 working at Meon Valley . Olly 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. As well as assisting Nick with the racehorse company he also works on the stud at Glebe Farm.
Hugh and Nick have been friends for many years and Hugh is involved with a number of Nick Bradley Racing horses. Hugh also assists Nick with race planning especially on the all weather.
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.