At Nick Bradley Racing, we appreciate that it is often beneficial for an owner to have a horse located with a trainer which is convenient for themselves as well as the horse! We are fortunate to offer horses with a wide selection of premier trainers in the UK and Ireland. Our aim is to individually place our horses with a trainer most likely to unlock their true potential on the track!
Learn more about each of our Nick Bradley Racing trainers below. To find out about our Open Days click here.
From a farming family based near Dorchester in Dorset, George has always been around horses and thoroughbreds, albeit his family’s racing roots revolved more around National Hunt horses.
As a teenager it was clear that George’s interest in racing was overpowering his interest in traditional education, spending more time studying the form book rather than any book in the curriculum.
Upon leaving school George started working in the bloodstock business, first for Luke Lillingston and then for Tom Goff (Blandford Bloodstock) at the sales on both sides of the Atlantic.
Following that George went to Newcastle University to study Agriculture and Business Management, after which he travelled to Australia where he worked for two of the biggest names in Australian racing. In Sydney he worked for Gai Waterhouse and then on to Melbourne where he worked for Lloyd Williams.
George returned from Australia to work for Hugo Palmer in Newmarket where he spent six years as assistant trainer, for two years of which he oversaw the running of Hugo’s 50 box satellite yard, Yellowstone Park Stables, on the Hamilton Road.
On 1st July 2019 George was granted a licence to train in Newmarket.
Roger has been a racehorse owner and enthusiast for many years and has enjoyed a great deal of success as an owner. His favourite horse has to be Smarty Socks but there have been many others.
The yard was purchased by Roger Fell in 2008 with the vision of owning a successful racing yard and making racing fun and affordable for owners. Substantial investment has transformed the yard and it is now one of the best available anywhere. He took over the license himself in 2016 and with a team of dedicated staff and great facilities he has already shown that winners will continue to come from this quality yard.
Arthington Barn Stables is located just a few miles from Helmsley on the A170 Scarborough to Thirsk road in the village of Nawton. Set on the border of the North Yorkshire Moors it is the perfect location to train racehorses. The facilities provide a tranquil setting which gives all our horses the best chance to achieve their potential. The perfect recipe for a successful racing yard!
Roger is very proud of the state-of-the-art facilities, and his dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that every horse is happy and relaxed. His private gallops mean the routine training can be done without stress and the need to box the horses and travel to the gallops. He can use other shared gallops whenever they are needed, so they enjoy the best of both worlds.
The yard is a proven success and provides a winning platform which has been demonstrated over many years. Over 400 winners have been sent out from Arthington Barn in recent years and we are confident that there are many more winners to come.
Karl met wife Elaine Jarvis, daughter of trainer Alan at school and they later married and had two girls Kelly and Lucy. Karl trains from Spigot Lodge where his family play crucial roles in the team.
As a jockey Karl rode for Alan Jarvis but always likely to be too heavy for the Flat he switched codes to jump racing, and went on to gain 50 winners from 750 rides.
After riding, Karl and Elaine set up a livery and pre-training yard in Newark where they broke young stock in. It was here they started training a small string of both flat and jump horses. The family then moved to Broadway near Cheltenham where they rented a yard, with much more space, from Michael Berrow the manager of pop group Duran Duran. As the string of horses increased Karl made the decision to move to Ginge in 1990 where he enjoyed further success with horses such as Philistar and Daring Destiny winner of the Ayr Gold Cup, a Group 2 in Germany and a Group 3 in Ireland.
In 2000 Karl and his family bought Spigot Lodge in idyllic North Yorkshire. Spigot Lodge is ideally situated between the famous Middleham High and Low moor gallops and is steeped in racing history. Karl has now trained here for several years and has enjoyed a number of Group successes, the most notable of which is the recently retired multiple Group 1 winning Laurens.
Nick and Karl have worked together since the 2016 season. Karl has had tremendous success for syndicates over the past few years and we are excited to be involved with the team at Spigot Lodge.
Laura moved to her new training yard Haras du Bois in June 2021 and has had an excellent start with her first two runners both winning. She is a graduate of the Darley Flying Start course and is a private trainer in a state of the art facility in Normandy for a select number of owners including Nick Bradley Racing.
Nick sent his first horses to Jamie in 2016 and it didn't take long before the new partnership saw success with Raising Sand finding the winners circle.
Jamie Osborne is widely regarded as being a very shrewd trainer who does a tremendous job with his horses and looking after his owners. Nick and Jamie first met at the Tattersalls Sales where they repeatedly found themselves bidding on the same horses. They teamed up successfully with Raising Sand, having picked him up for just 16,000 guineas in July.
Jamie started his racing life in his native Yorkshire with the ambition of becoming a National Hunt Jockey. The quest took him to Lambourn aged eighteen where he spent two years with Nicky Henderson before moving on to become stable jockey to Oliver Sherwood.
The Worldwide winner total fell just short of 1000, including twelve Cheltenham Festival winners, more than anyone else in the nineties. On retirement from the saddle in 2000, Jamie turned his attention to training flat horses. So far training well over 500 winners including five at Royal Ascot and important races in France and Dubai. Two year olds have played a big part in the yard’s success, none more than the Dewhurst Winner, and Champion two year old, Milk it Mick.
The star of the yard in recent years is Toast of New York, winner of the 2014 $2m UAE Derby, and a VERY close second to Bayern in the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November 2014.
From his arrival in Newmarket in 2006, Marco Botti quickly established himself as one of Britain’s leading trainers. A reputation for fielding high-class challengers in the world’s biggest races led to Marco being voted international trainer of the year at the 2012 HWPA Derby Awards. He also boasts an admirable strike-rate with his runners at home, where he has been champion all-weather trainer.
International Group and Grade 1 victories with Capla Temptress, Euro Charline, Excelebration, Tac De Boistron, Joshua Tree and Gitano Hernando have been backed up by a strong supporting cast which includes G2 Mill Reef Stakes winner Moohaajim, G2 Rockfel Stakes winner Al Thakhira, and G2 Gran Premio di Milano winner Dylan Mouth.
Jakkalberry and Dandino landed back-to-back runnings of the American St Leger in 2012 and 2013, while Jakkalberry also triumphed in the G2 Dubai City of Gold. The reliable Grendisar counted the G3 Winter Derby among his 10 wins, and he was matched in consistency by the Group performer Planteur, who was third in the 2013 and 2012 Dubai World Cup. Excelebration also gave Marco his first Classic victory when winning the German 2,000 Guineas in 2011, and this was followed by a second victory in the race in 2016 for the Coolmore-owned Knife Edge.
In 2017, the Botti stable again earned more than £1 million in prize-money for owners on a worldwide basis, with winners in Dubai and Canada, including a seventh Group/Grade 1 victory with Capla Temptress in the Natalma Stakes, while Fanciful Angel came agonisingly close to landing another when second in the G1 Arlington Million. In 2018, Aljazzi has built on her previous G3 Atalanta Stakes win before going on to become the stable’s first Royal Ascot winner in the G2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.
Marco was bred to succeed in racing. His father Alduino has been champion trainer in Italy for more than 30 years, while Marco’s brother Stefano is also a leading trainer in Italy. In addition to learning at home with his family, Marco also spent time working for leading trainers Luca Cumani, Ed Dunlop and Saeed Bin Suroor before embarking on his own training career. Marco has now gone on to train over 500 winners and win more than £16 million in prize-money.
Marco’s wife Lucie is a former jockey and a key member of the team, who accompanies many of the stable’s international runners on their travels. In early 2013, Marco and Lucie, along with their children Matteo and Valentina, moved into their brand new custom-built stable, Prestige Place, in order to accommodate their burgeoning string of racehorses.
Jessica Harrington is most successful female trainer at the Cheltenham Festival. She has long been established as one of the most talented dual-purpose trainers in the country. The horse that she will always be associated with is Moscow Flyer, one of the greatest two mile chasers of recent times. She landed another notable Cheltenham success in 2014 when winning the Champion Hurdle with Jezki, ridden by Barry Geraghty. And better was to come as she won the Timico Gold Cup two days later with Sizing John.
Jessica landed her first Classic success when the Colm O'Donoghue-ridden Alpha Centauri won the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Harrington had won the Group 1 National Stakes in 2010 with Pathfork. Of her win with Alpha Centauri, Harrington said, "I'd put today on a par with winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Sizing John." Since then, she has had more big flat racing sucess with Cadillac winning a Group 2 and Lucky Vega winning a Group 1 in 2020.
Wiske House Farm Stables is located in Birkby, North Yorkshire. It is an excellent training facility and benefits from easy access to all the major racecourses in the North.
Our skilled and dedicated team work incredibly hard to make sure that our horses receive the highest standard of care at all times, and we always endeavour to keep our owners up to speed with all developments at the yard, especially where their horses are concerned.
Stuart Williams has recorded well over 700 winners since becoming a licensed racehorse trainer in 1994. Stuart is widely respected as a shrewd trainer within the racing industry and also received the highest recognition from his peers when he was voted President of the National Trainers Federation with his inauguration in February 2011.
The last few years have seen an impressive increase in winners, year on year, for the yard. Unfortunately due to the Covid Pandemic 2020 has been extremely challenging but we have managed to get close to another Group 3 win when Breathtaking Look got beaten by a neck at York. Rhythmic Intent also won at the York Dante meeting.
Although 2019 has proved to be our best year so far, not only did we have 74 winners and 277 horses placed, we also had our best achievement yet of 2 Group 3 winners with Breathtaking Look at Doncaster and Keystroke winning the Abernant stakes at Newmarket !! Both 2018 and 2017 were not far behind and this has been a huge achievement for both the team and Owners who have as always been so supportive.
Stuart has enjoyed success at some of racing’s biggest fixtures – including Glorious Goodwood, Ascot, Derby Day, Cambridgeshire meeting, Ebor meeting and Eclipse day – establishing himself an outstanding reputation for success from inexpensive horses.
With a background steeped in equestrianism, Alice is one of Newmarket’s new young ambitious trainers! Growing up Alice would be spending her time eventing and at Pony Club. She then delved into the racing industry aged only 15. Alice started at Henrietta Knights where she then went on to get her apprentice licence for Mick Channon before moving to HQ where she worked for David Simcock as an apprentice. Alice has ridden over 10 winners!
Alice then started her Pre-Training career. Having a very successful pre training business for the likes of Varian Stable, William Haggas and Blue Diamond Stud, Alice decided she had completed this task and needed her next challenge. Alice decided to take out her training licence and is now based at the bottom of famous Warren Hill.
Her ethos is small yard, big results. Each horse is individually trained for their individual needs, love and care goes into everything Alice does, and she tries to give all of her owners a service where they can be involved in their horse’s journey. She prides herself on good communication with owners and encourages them to come and see their horses as often as they like and feel part of the team!
Tim has been surrounded by horses his entire life having grown up at his parent's stud farm Roundhill Stud in County Limerick Ireland.
Early on Tim realised that his dream and goal in life was to train racehorses at the highest level and he set himself out a plan to gain expertise with racehorses and training so that he could compete successfully as a trainer.
Following a successful career riding as an amateur jump jockey, while completing a business degree at Maynooth University, Tim then joined the powerful Haggas team at Newmarket working with William and Maureen as an assistant.
Having then been selected for the prestigious Godolphin Flying Start program, Tim gained invaluable worldwide experience within the industry.
Relocating to France Tim has now assisted Nicolas Clement and Jean Claude Rouget over the last three years. He has worked in Chantilly, Pau and Deauville working with horses that have competed successfully at the highest levels.
Tim is now starting as a trainer in Chantilly, a training centre that he feels is one of the most idyllic places to train racehorses in the world.
Johnny has been associated with many great horses and all the top trainers around the world. He has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge for all the trainers he has ridden for, to take up the mantle himself.
JP Murtagh Racing is based on the Curragh in County Kildare and has access to an array of top class facilities across 1,500 acres of the beautifully historic Curragh plains.
Johnny has an innate feel for racing and his knowledge gained from the leading lights in this sport belies his youthful years. He has the belief in himself to train top winners and we have the system and the staff here at Fox Covert Stables to take horses to the very top.
He has a capacity for 60 horses, with 60 loose boxes, a walker, outdoor and indoor rings.
Craig recently set up his training base at Norton Grange Stables in North Yorkshire. Beforehand he built a career breaking and pre training.
He has built up a wealth of experience from the likes of Kevin Frost, Brian Ellison as a conditional jockey and then 7 years as Richard Fahey's 2nd travelling head lad.
Over the years Craig developed a particular affinity for the juvenile ranks especially through his pre training and breaking in work. We know he is going to bring the absolute best out of our new young recruits and can't wait to see our Oasis Dream filly develop under his care.
Tim Easterby is a dual purpose racehorse trainer based at Great Habton, North Yorkshire and son of the three times Champion trainer Peter Easterby.
Tim grew up watching his father train the greats such as Sea Pigeon, Night Nurse, Saucy Kit, Alverton and Little Owl. Since taking over from his father in 1996 Tim has saddled a Classic winner in Bollin Eric and Group 1 race winners Pipalong, Fayr Jag, Somnus and the Grade 1 Cheltenham festival winner Barton.
Other notable winners include recent Royal Ascot winner Snoano, Group 3 Acomb Stakes and Bahrain Stakes winner Wells Farhh Go, Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte winner Mattmu and not forgetting the Grade 3 Fred Winter Cheltenham Festival winner Hawk High.