"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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"Professional, dedicated, knowledgeable, honest & fair...all you could ask for in horse syndicate management. I've been with Nick for a number of years in many syndicate horses and it has always been a great experience with great days at the races and a financial return at the end of the day. Can't ask for more." - Andy Curley
"Thoroughly enjoyed being an owner with Nick Bradley Racing with shares in a few horses. Great way to enjoy owning with an enthusiastic team who are full of energy and always keen to keep you updated with entries, race preview and analysis. Would not hesitate to recommend Nick and his team to anyone!" - Anonymous
"I have had nothing but great times so far! When ever I have asked for something no matter how big or small I’ve always had a 'yes, can do' Top Syndicate!" - Jay Morris
"The updates and images/videos for our horse have been terrific and much appreciated. They have enabled us to have a greater affinity with the horse & we feel part of the process at this stage of her career" - Mr & Mrs McCullough
"Asbolutely love the video updates. They really keep us involved & it's great to see our horse gorwing up. I got quite emotional watching her first experience of the stalls. It was also lovely to hear the handlers with her and how kind and encouraging they were" - Mr Cowley
"I was saying just this afternoon to a friend of mine, who has horses in other sydnicates just how lucky we are to be getting these updates. The quality is excellent and it feels like we are getting 'something for the money'. Tis is something I value very much and have used a recommendation point to people who might want to join us in the future." - Mike
"Nick has a uncanny knack of unearthing great value race horses for owners be it at the yearling or HIT sales and strives to give his owners the best possible experience for a very reasonable outlay. There are many so called experts in the horse racing business but Nicks knowledge and dedication is second to none and I have no doubt NBR will become the most successful syndication of horses not only in the UK but also in Europe !" - Paul Crowley
"I have had a couple of small shares with Nick since early 2017, both horses have won races and given plenty of enjoyment, and in a game that can cost plenty for little in return I have had excellent value for money. Nick runs a friendly, informative and intelligent syndicate operation and I will not hesitate to get involved again! "- Nick Jones
"Peter Beaumont once told me that syndicate owners probably knew more about their horses than some of this owners who owned outright two or more horses in his yard. Nick appreciates this and although the breeding side must take a lot of his time, if you e-mail him you invariably get an answer within the hour. If only other syndicate managers for other organisations had your dedication". - Mr & Mrs Vowles
"I have been involved in Horse Racing syndicated Ownership for about 15 years now and I really like NBR because Nick is straightforward, open and “tell it as it is” – well…he tells it as he see’s it and he knows a lot more about race horses than I do. He is approachable, friendly and now and again he tells you when a horse should win! He tells you why he buys a horse pointing out features in horses most of us would never notice. He also lets you know that if a big offer comes in for a horse you have a share in – it will be sold and if your horse turns out to be not very good he will encourage the owners to move it on. Nick places the horses with top trainers who will bring out the best in the horses and stable visits are “entertaining” with Nick giving and taking some “ribbing “ from the trainers. So if you want a no nonsense, honest, straight forward guidance about share ownership plus the possibility of having a share in racehorse which could take you to top tracks and top races- get involved." - Chris Binge
"I have been with Nick Bradley Racing for over two years now and his organisation offers value for money, interesting stable visits and the excitement of race days. I have a small interest in a number of horses. The star has been Raising Sand who is a regular at Ascot, winning there twice and being placed on his other two runs at the course. It has been a great pleasure to meet other syndicate members and to share the ups and downs of racing with them. The owner experience at Ascot is not to be missed!" - Dave Edmondson
"It is my first year with Nick Bradley Racing and have purchased 2 x small shares in a couple of yearlings (2 yr olds for 2018) and found the buying process very straightforward. The two colts have both been broken in and I have received updates throughout the winter, plus invites to both their respective yards to see them in the flesh. One has an entry in a big sales race & the other is getting good reports on the gallops so very optimistic for an exciting season ahead. Would thoroughly recommend!" - Gordon Cosburn