The horses run where they have the best opportunity of winning prize money. We have been fortunate to have had winners at the majority of racecourses in the United Kingdom. It is welcomed by our shareholders who very often live in a totally different area from some of the other members in their particular partnership. Through the years we have had winners and placed horses at over forty courses.
Owners’ Complimentary Badges
I will always ensure that each registered owner gets two complimentary Owner’s Badges when their horse runs. We have a very good relationship with most of the racecourses we patronise and whilst there are occasionally restrictions on the number of badges allowed at big meetings like the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot, the system works very well. Each joint ownership is normally allowed six complimentary badges in total and we purchase the rest, often at a reduced rate, to enable every paying member of the partnership to go to the races as an owner. Any extra expense for badges is met by the funds of your horse.
Everybody of course has their favourite jockey – we have used most of the best over the years including Jim Crowley, Ryan Moore, Frankie Dettori, Kieran Fallon, Jimmy Fortune, Barry Geraghty, Richard Johnson have all ridden for us. In the past we have been delighted to have had winning associations with the likes of: Sir Anthony McCoy, Mick Fitzgerald, Richard Quinn, John Reid, Willie Carson, Lester Piggott, Joe Mercer, Steve Cauthen, Pat Eddery and Walter Swinburn. The trainers are responsible for booking the jockeys and obviously where a jockey is retained by a certain stable, they would normally be the rider.
There is no better way to come and see your horse run than in the comfort of your own Box with a slap up lunch and tea. We are often able to arrange hospitality facilities for our owners when we have runners. Obviously it depends on the racecourse and the availability at the time but has proved extremely popular over the years – win, lose or draw. The cost of this hospitality and entertainment is met by the funds in hand of your own horse and is included in your monthly syndicate funding. We have had some memorable days at Cheltenham, Goodwood, Sandown, Huntingdon, Leicester, Warwick, Kempton, Newbury, Newmarket and Lingfield to name a few. We also had for a number of years a very generous facility from Goodwood racecourse of a chalet at their main July meeting and owners of all our horses are always made to feel welcome and enjoy what is always a spectacular day’s racing.