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Ralph E. Nicks

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Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 65 146 2.25 27 28 26 18.49% 55.48% $1,160,314 $7,947 $17,851
Turf 35 75 2.14 10 11 10 13.33% 41.33% $342,600 $4,568 $9,789
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 83 221 2.66 37 39 36 16.74% 50.68% $1,502,914 $6,801 $18,107
  
Graded Stakes 3 6 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $24,850 $4,142 $8,283
Black-type Stakes 10 21 2.1 3 3 2 14.29% 38.1% $331,280 $15,775 $33,128
Two-year-olds 17 29 1.71 8 5 4 27.59% 58.62% $439,435 $15,153 $25,849
Claiming 25 51 2.04 9 8 8 17.65% 49.02% $176,170 $3,454 $7,047
First-time starters 36 36 5 6 6 13.89% 47.22% $231,660 $6,435 $6,435
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 101 220 2.18 38 37 31 17.27% 48.18% $1,605,391 $7,297 $15,895
Turf 77 179 2.32 17 30 18 9.5% 36.31% $824,127 $4,604 $10,703
All Weather 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $355 $355 $355
Total 138 400 2.9 55 67 49 13.75% 42.75% $2,429,873 $6,075 $17,608
  
Graded Stakes 3 4 1.33 0 1 0 0% 25% $59,800 $14,950 $19,933
Black-type Stakes 22 39 1.77 2 6 4 5.13% 30.77% $469,928 $12,049 $21,360
Two-year-olds 34 103 3.03 16 19 11 15.53% 44.66% $912,901 $8,863 $26,850
Claiming 38 87 2.29 11 23 11 12.64% 51.72% $311,369 $3,579 $8,194
First-time starters 66 66 8 2 11 12.12% 31.82% $303,633 $4,601 $4,601
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 96 232 2.42 42 33 37 18.1% 48.28% $2,999,653 $12,930 $31,246
Turf 74 172 2.32 22 21 22 12.79% 37.79% $753,809 $4,383 $10,187
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 139 404 2.91 64 54 59 15.84% 43.81% $3,753,462 $9,291 $27,003
  
Graded Stakes 3 6 2 1 1 0 16.67% 33.33% $1,199,600 $199,933 $399,867
Black-type Stakes 21 36 1.71 6 2 4 16.67% 33.33% $1,839,430 $51,095 $87,592
Two-year-olds 35 91 2.6 20 10 12 21.98% 46.15% $2,216,825 $24,361 $63,338
Claiming 41 75 1.83 10 13 11 13.33% 45.33% $271,260 $3,617 $6,616
First-time starters 51 51 11 2 5 21.57% 35.29% $367,065 $7,197 $7,197
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 111 256 2.31 51 34 53 19.92% 53.91% $2,082,874 $8,136 $18,765
Turf 90 183 2.03 21 33 23 11.48% 42.08% $865,514 $4,730 $9,617
All Weather 2 2 1 0 1 0 0% 50% $10,000 $5,000 $5,000
Total 149 441 2.96 72 68 76 16.33% 48.98% $2,958,388 $6,708 $19,855
  
Graded Stakes 2 4 2 0 0 1 0% 25% $31,000 $7,750 $15,500
Black-type Stakes 17 32 1.88 3 3 6 9.38% 37.5% $615,035 $19,220 $36,179
Two-year-olds 28 62 2.21 14 12 10 22.58% 58.06% $714,994 $11,532 $25,536
Claiming 30 71 2.37 11 10 15 15.49% 50.7% $219,540 $3,092 $7,318
First-time starters 58 58 11 7 10 18.97% 48.28% $371,632 $6,407 $6,407
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 98 188 1.92 41 32 27 21.81% 53.19% $1,621,885 $8,627 $16,550
Turf 75 169 2.25 30 32 15 17.75% 45.56% $1,048,469 $6,204 $13,980
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 139 357 2.57 71 64 42 19.89% 49.58% $2,670,354 $7,480 $19,211
  
Graded Stakes 11 14 1.27 0 1 1 0% 14.29% $128,195 $9,157 $11,654
Black-type Stakes 27 40 1.48 1 4 6 2.5% 27.5% $366,033 $9,151 $13,557
Two-year-olds 37 79 2.14 24 15 9 30.38% 60.76% $999,910 $12,657 $27,025
Claiming 22 44 2 11 9 4 25% 54.55% $201,900 $4,589 $9,177
First-time starters 60 60 14 12 7 23.33% 55% $557,470 $9,291 $9,291
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 48 100 2.08 22 19 18 22% 59% $702,750 $7,028 $14,641
Turf 31 70 2.26 13 10 7 18.57% 42.86% $327,575 $4,680 $10,567
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 61 170 2.79 35 29 25 20.59% 52.35% $1,030,325 $6,061 $16,891
  
Graded Stakes 2 2 1 1 0 1 50% 100% $100,140 $50,070 $50,070
Black-type Stakes 8 14 1.75 2 1 2 14.29% 35.71% $180,925 $12,923 $22,616
Two-year-olds 19 37 1.95 7 7 8 18.92% 59.46% $246,240 $6,655 $12,960
Claiming 12 18 1.5 5 2 4 27.78% 61.11% $69,079 $3,838 $5,757
First-time starters 30 30 5 7 3 16.67% 50% $175,625 $5,854 $5,854
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 32 74 2.31 13 25 5 17.57% 58.11% $848,559 $11,467 $26,517
Turf 18 40 2.22 6 0 5 15% 27.5% $150,218 $3,755 $8,345
All Weather 1 1 1 0 0 1 0% 100% $15,840 $15,840 $15,840
Total 41 115 2.8 19 25 11 16.52% 47.83% $1,014,617 $8,823 $24,747
  
Graded Stakes 3 8 2.67 2 0 1 25% 37.5% $352,666 $44,083 $117,555
Black-type Stakes 5 12 2.4 3 1 1 25% 41.67% $408,046 $34,004 $81,609
Two-year-olds 7 12 1.71 2 5 0 16.67% 58.33% $101,460 $8,455 $14,494
Claiming 10 14 1.4 2 1 1 14.29% 28.57% $38,105 $2,722 $3,811
First-time starters 17 17 4 4 1 23.53% 52.94% $113,465 $6,674 $6,674
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 25 52 2.08 6 7 7 11.54% 38.46% $399,270 $7,678 $15,971
Turf 19 49 2.58 7 10 4 14.29% 42.86% $274,860 $5,609 $14,466
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 33 101 3.06 13 17 11 12.87% 40.59% $674,130 $6,675 $20,428
  
Graded Stakes 2 5 2.5 0 0 2 0% 40% $88,000 $17,600 $44,000
Black-type Stakes 4 9 2.25 0 1 2 0% 33.33% $105,200 $11,689 $26,300
Two-year-olds 9 19 2.11 2 4 1 10.53% 36.84% $103,713 $5,459 $11,524
Claiming 9 17 1.89 1 3 2 5.88% 35.29% $39,850 $2,344 $4,428
First-time starters 14 14 0 1 2 0% 21.43% $29,931 $2,138 $2,138
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 30 70 2.33 8 16 10 11.43% 48.57% $377,139 $5,388 $12,571
Turf 25 48 1.92 7 5 2 14.58% 29.17% $238,071 $4,960 $9,523
All Weather 6 8 1.33 1 2 0 12.5% 37.5% $55,581 $6,948 $9,264
Total 37 126 3.41 16 23 12 12.7% 40.48% $670,791 $5,324 $18,129
  
Graded Stakes 4 6 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $22,451 $3,742 $5,613
Black-type Stakes 5 9 1.8 0 1 0 0% 11.11% $36,651 $4,072 $7,330
Two-year-olds 7 17 2.43 4 3 1 23.53% 47.06% $109,038 $6,414 $15,577
Claiming 14 28 2 4 3 2 14.29% 32.14% $81,428 $2,908 $5,816
First-time starters 13 13 2 2 0 15.38% 30.77% $58,273 $4,483 $4,483
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 37 89 2.41 10 17 11 11.24% 42.7% $342,431 $3,848 $9,255
Turf 26 59 2.27 9 5 6 15.25% 33.9% $329,481 $5,584 $12,672
All Weather 4 4 1 0 0 1 0% 25% $2,188 $547 $547
Total 49 152 3.1 19 22 18 12.5% 38.82% $674,100 $4,435 $13,757
  
Graded Stakes 3 4 1.33 1 0 0 25% 25% $65,000 $16,250 $21,667
Black-type Stakes 7 9 1.29 1 0 1 11.11% 22.22% $82,878 $9,209 $11,840
Two-year-olds 10 18 1.8 4 4 0 22.22% 44.44% $126,356 $7,020 $12,636
Claiming 20 43 2.15 6 6 6 13.95% 41.86% $119,543 $2,780 $5,977
First-time starters 17 17 3 3 0 17.65% 35.29% $107,086 $6,299 $6,299
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 34 88 2.59 19 13 13 21.59% 51.14% $586,210 $6,661 $17,241
Turf 22 63 2.86 9 7 8 14.29% 38.1% $605,211 $9,607 $27,510
All Weather 10 13 1.3 2 2 2 15.38% 46.15% $74,052 $5,696 $7,405
Total 45 164 3.64 30 22 23 18.29% 45.73% $1,265,473 $7,716 $28,122
  
Graded Stakes 8 16 2 1 4 1 6.25% 37.5% $388,303 $24,269 $48,538
Black-type Stakes 9 22 2.44 1 6 2 4.55% 40.91% $434,121 $19,733 $48,236
Two-year-olds 9 14 1.56 4 0 1 28.57% 35.71% $99,646 $7,118 $11,072
Claiming 14 32 2.29 7 5 2 21.88% 43.75% $127,192 $3,975 $9,085
First-time starters 19 19 4 0 4 21.05% 42.11% $91,690 $4,826 $4,826
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 47 102 2.17 10 27 12 9.8% 48.04% $456,791 $4,478 $9,719
Turf 27 63 2.33 8 9 4 12.7% 33.33% $318,585 $5,057 $11,799
All Weather 12 14 1.17 2 1 1 14.29% 28.57% $58,988 $4,213 $4,916
Total 62 179 2.89 20 37 17 11.17% 41.34% $834,364 $4,661 $13,457
  
Graded Stakes 2 2 1 0 1 0 0% 50% $50,000 $25,000 $25,000
Black-type Stakes 8 9 1.13 1 2 0 11.11% 33.33% $116,355 $12,928 $14,544
Two-year-olds 12 25 2.08 3 3 0 12% 24% $140,800 $5,632 $11,733
Claiming 17 24 1.41 5 5 1 20.83% 45.83% $78,239 $3,260 $4,602
First-time starters 19 19 2 0 2 10.53% 21.05% $50,658 $2,666 $2,666
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 48 96 2 13 11 21 13.54% 46.88% $483,023 $5,031 $10,063
Turf 29 65 2.24 10 7 6 15.38% 35.38% $343,596 $5,286 $11,848
All Weather 16 23 1.44 5 2 2 21.74% 39.13% $156,526 $6,805 $9,783
Total 64 184 2.88 28 20 29 15.22% 41.85% $983,145 $5,343 $15,362
  
Graded Stakes 4 6 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $24,328 $4,055 $6,082
Black-type Stakes 8 16 2 1 2 0 6.25% 18.75% $113,749 $7,109 $14,219
Two-year-olds 11 21 1.91 1 1 5 4.76% 33.33% $44,230 $2,106 $4,021
Claiming 12 24 2 5 7 3 20.83% 62.5% $143,050 $5,960 $11,921
First-time starters 20 20 1 0 4 5% 25% $49,182 $2,459 $2,459
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 58 136 2.34 17 19 19 12.5% 40.44% $689,330 $5,069 $11,885
Turf 25 53 2.12 5 9 7 9.43% 39.62% $285,937 $5,395 $11,437
All Weather 22 23 1.05 1 6 3 4.35% 43.48% $46,376 $2,016 $2,108
Total 74 212 2.86 23 34 29 10.85% 40.57% $1,021,643 $4,819 $13,806
  
Graded Stakes 7 15 2.14 1 2 2 6.67% 33.33% $244,032 $16,269 $34,862
Black-type Stakes 10 24 2.4 2 3 2 8.33% 29.17% $310,873 $12,953 $31,087
Two-year-olds 26 70 2.69 6 10 14 8.57% 42.86% $294,256 $4,204 $11,318
Claiming 22 41 1.86 5 8 6 12.2% 46.34% $102,881 $2,509 $4,676
First-time starters 30 30 2 2 3 6.67% 23.33% $62,624 $2,087 $2,087
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 45 130 2.89 25 19 23 19.23% 51.54% $727,378 $5,595 $16,164
Turf 12 25 2.08 9 1 0 36% 40% $464,979 $18,599 $38,748
All Weather 5 5 1 0 0 2 0% 40% $3,834 $767 $767
Total 47 160 3.4 34 20 25 21.25% 49.38% $1,196,191 $7,476 $25,451
  
Graded Stakes 7 16 2.29 2 0 1 12.5% 18.75% $313,911 $19,619 $44,844
Black-type Stakes 9 26 2.89 5 1 2 19.23% 30.77% $446,911 $17,189 $49,657
Two-year-olds 19 43 2.26 7 3 11 16.28% 48.84% $144,529 $3,361 $7,607
Claiming 17 28 1.65 5 3 6 17.86% 50% $120,845 $4,316 $7,109
First-time starters 19 19 1 2 4 5.26% 36.84% $29,809 $1,569 $1,569
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 36 75 2.08 16 7 9 21.33% 42.67% $418,574 $5,581 $11,627
Turf 6 10 1.67 2 2 3 20% 70% $79,002 $7,900 $13,167
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 39 85 2.18 18 9 12 21.18% 45.88% $497,576 $5,854 $12,758
  
Graded Stakes 3 5 1.67 0 1 0 0% 20% $20,000 $4,000 $6,667
Black-type Stakes 8 10 1.25 0 1 1 0% 20% $36,550 $3,655 $4,569
Two-year-olds 10 17 1.7 3 1 0 17.65% 23.53% $33,466 $1,969 $3,347
Claiming 8 10 1.25 6 1 0 60% 70% $109,300 $10,930 $13,663
First-time starters 7 7 0 1 1 0% 28.57% $8,095 $1,156 $1,156
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Turf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Name: Ralph E. Nicks
Address:
P.O. 21802
LOUISVILLE, KY  40221
Phone: (502) 396-1935
Email: ralphnks@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ralphnicksracing.com/
Trainer Bio
  • Born: Jan. 22, 1967, Avery, Texas
  • Residence: Louisville, Ky.
  • Family: wife, Stacy
  • Racing Background: Nicks is a second-generation horseman, the son of noted Midwestern trainer Morris Nicks ... Began his professional career on the track as a jockey for a brief time before returning to work with his father ... Later spent 14 years as head assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. During his tenure with Mott, he worked with the 1995 Horse of the Year and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Cigar, racing’s previous all-time leading money earner before Curlin broke the record in 2008, as well as other Breeders' Cup champions Fraise (1992 Turf), Ajina (’97 Distaff) and Escena (’98 Distaff) ... "I like to think I got my bachelor's degree in horse training under my dad and my master's under Bill Mott," Nicks was quoted as saying in the Oaklawn Park Media Guide
  • Racing Career: Branched out on his own for the first time in January 2004 ... Registered his first graded-stakes success when Cool Conductor won the $200,000 Dixie Handicap (G2) on the 2005 Preakness undercard at Pimlico, defeating past and future Breeders’ Cup champions Better Talk Now and Artie Schiller ... Has had success on both dirt and turf, including stakes-winning turf sprinter Onthedeanslist and turf mare Dynamist. Other stakes winners include Deputy Storm, Sea Siren, Gentleman Chester, Southern Surprise and stakes-placed runners Flying Pegasus and Thunder Mission. Nicks’ client list has included the powerful Team Valor syndicate, and his current stable has divided its operation between Kentucky and New York most of the year while wintering in Florida. He keeps approximately 30 horses combined in his barns, with several horses in training for owner James C. Spence.
  • Grade 1 Winner:  Won the G1 Humana Distaff on Derby Weekend with Aubby K. for owner James Spence.  She also won the Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream Park in March of 2013 and now has earnings of $435,004.

 

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Gulfstream Park
What's your normal use of veterinary services to manage horses on a day-today basis:
  • Aggressive ($700+ month/horse)
  • Moderate ($300 - $600 month/horse)
  • Occasional (less than $300 month/horse)
Other than day rate, does your billing include charges for:
  • Veterinary
  • Blacksmith
  • Vanning
  • Travel
  • Other
How often do you communicate with Owners:
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • As needed

Top 10 Winning Horses - Past 12 months

Horse Sex Current Earnings Best Win Race Class Best Win Stake
Garter and Tie Colt $236,940 Stakes winner Ocala S.
Positively Awesome Colt $89,035 Stakes winner Kodiak Island S.
Liam's Lucky Charm Colt $189,800 Stakes winner FTBOA Florida Sire Affirmed S.
Grand Journey Gelding $110,100 Winner
Violent Times Filly $105,150 Winner
Country Singer Colt $52,250 Winner
Belladonnia Filly $49,050 Winner
Front Loaded Gelding $45,870 Winner
Myrrh Filly $45,618 Winner
Gerrys Big Win Filly $44,900 Winner
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
Caledonia Road Filly $1,307,800 Champion 2-year-old filly 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies G1
Aubby K Filly $435,004 Grade 1 winner Humana Distaff S. G1
Cool Conductor Colt $293,849 Grade 2 winner Dixie S. G2
El Caballo Colt $367,735 Grade 3 winner Colonel E. R. Bradley H. G3
Speechify Gelding $215,185 Grade 3 winner Mr. Prospector S. G3
Seaspeak Colt $177,014 Grade 3 winner Dallas Turf Cup H. G3
Sea Siren Filly $149,491 Grade 3 winner Arlington Matron H. G3
Onthedeanslist Colt $232,321 Listed winner Colonel E. R. Bradley H.
Gentleman Chester Colt $276,738 Listed winner Black Tie Affair H.
Garter and Tie Colt $384,940 Stakes winner Ocala S.
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