Frequently Asked Questions
What does Racehorse-Ownership do?
We offer all inclusive shares in racehorses that are put into syndicates/partnerships.
What does all inclusive mean?
Over the years we have found that owners appreciate knowing exactly how much owning a racehorse will cost them. The price agreed means that's what you pay, there are no hidden extras. The price will generally include the cost of buying the horse, training the horse and the costs involved in racing the horse.
Are there really no other costs?
The only other costs you will have to pay (and these are discussed at the time) are costs involved if your horse races outside of the UK or entry fees if your horse is entered in a Listed or Group race.
How many people will be involved?
Our partnerships/syndicates range from 8 to 50 people.
Do you cater for sole ownership?
Yes and we can offer as much help and support as you want.
Who buys the horses and trains them?
We have a small select group of trainers who offer exceptional ownership experiences together with first class care and facilities for our horses. Take a look at our Trainer page for full details and links to their websites.
I'm interested in buying a yearling, can you help?
Yes we can arrange for you to discuss what you're looking for with a trainer. You can either go with the trainer to the sales which is a fascinating experience, or they can purchase the horse on your behalf.
How successful are your trainers?
Neil has sent out over 115 winners, accruing over £1.5m in prize-money. His most successful horse to date was the multiple winning (Listed) Lil Rockerfeller. His first choice jockey Bryony Foster, based with Paul Nicholls, has proved a winning partnership at Ridgeway Racing and Neil thinks Bryony is a great asset to the yard.
Tom Clover is based at the historic Kremlin House Stables in Newmarket. The family business was started in 2016 and they have increased their prize money year on year. Highlights include Celsius's victory at Glorious Goodwood, Hunni taking the £40,000 EBF Fillies' Nursery at Newmarket and Gypsy Spirt, the 6,000 gns yearling who went on to place in five Stakes races.
James Owen is a new trainer we are working with in 2023. He's just taken out his NH licence at the beginning of the year and already has an amazing strike rate. We're sure there is more to come and are excited to work with James and his team.
How much does a share cost?
At the moment we have shares from as little as £500 up to £35,000, however we are happy to have a no-obligation chat and tailor an ownership package to your specific requirements.
How do I find out when my horse is running?
Horses are entered 5 days before the race and declared 48 hours before the race. Owners are kept informed about the horse's progress and plans by Racing Manager Helen Williams.
What happens on racedays?
We will organise for owners' badges to be collected at the Owners and Trainers office of the racecourse where the horse is entered. The badges give you access to exclusive O&T areas and we will arrange to meet you for a pre-race briefing with the jockey in the parade ring.
Can I watch my horse in training?
Yes owners can come and watch their horses on the gallops 6 days a week, the horses generally rest on a Sunday. All you have to do is call to let the yard know what day and time you'd like to visit. You don't have to wait for special open days to see your horse. The teams at Eyehorn Farm and Ridgeway Racing are very welcoming and the facilities are superb for owners.
Do you hold any special events for owners?
Yes we have a number of events for our owners each year including a summer barbecue party, a Gary Witheford yearling morning and a Christmas party.
Why makes you different from other ownership companies?
We offer inclusive packages so you know exactly where you stand. We've got a proven track record of success. We offer a friendly, personalised service to make sure that you get the most out of being a racehorse owner. You are welcomed and encouraged to visit your horse as often as you like at the training yard.
Is this an investment opportunity?
No. Although a number of our owners have benefited from the sale of their horses during a successful racing career, we always stress that racehorse ownership is all about the fun and thrill of watching your horse progress through their career and sharing that joy with family, friends or colleagues. Many owners have also made great new friends in the process!
Are you a member of any professional body?
Yes, we are members of the Racehorse Syndicates Association who promote good practice and we are regulated by the Rules of Racing.
What happens to the horses after they have finished racing?
Ex-racehorses have proved extremely adaptable and excel in second careers whether it's in competitive home or as someone's perfect hacking buddy. We work closely with our trainers and some experienced retraining experts to find the best possible home out of racing (we'd love to keep them all but unfortunately we just have to be content with Trident Tested and Malt Teaser to name a couple!)