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David Nicholls

David Nicholls began training in 1992. After a successful career as a jockey he decided to turn his hand to training, and what a decision this has proved to be. David started training with only 5 horses with the help of his wife, champion lady Jockey Alex Greaves, he now has around 100 under his care.



David has trained winners of many of the top sprint races, including:-

  • The Ayr Gold Cup six times with Continent, Bahamian Pirate, Funfair Wane (twice), Redford and Regal Parade (he also trained the second to Regal Parade too - Tajneed).
  • The Nunthorpe twice with Ya Malak and Bahamian Pirate.
  • The July Cup and The Prix L'Abbaye in the same year with Continent.
  • The Haydock Park Sprint Cup with Regal Parade.
  • The Prix Maurice de Gheest with Regal Parade.
  • The Vodafone Epsom Dash with Rudi's Pet, Atlantic Viking, Fire Up The Band and Indian Trail.
  • The Wokingham with Lafi.
  • The Stewards Cup with Tayseer, Gift Horse and Evens And Odds.
  • The Gosforth Park Cup three times with Rudi's Pet, Peace Offering and Buachaill Dona.
  • The Great St. Wilfrid with Ice Planet and Tajneed (he had the second both years he won as well with Pieter Brueghel and Valery Borzov respectively).
  • The Scurry (Curragh) with Machinist.
  • The Rockingham Handicap (Curragh) with Awake and Masta Plasta.
  • The Buckingham Palace Stakes with Regal Parade.