The Cheltenham & South West region of The Jockey Club has announced the exciting launch of a second racehorse ownership syndicate following the successful initial one.
The first syndicate covered both the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Jump campaigns, when all three of the horses - Final Choice (trained by Warren Greatrex), The Last But One (Paul Nicholls) and Timeforwest (Jonjo O'Neill) - were victorious, with 13 wins between them over the 24-month timeframe.
For a one-off fee of £2,950, membership of The Jockey Club Cheltenham & South West Syndicate for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Jump seasons includes part ownership of three horses as well as other exclusive experiences which are detailed below.
- The three horses, trained by three leading Jump trainers - Kim Bailey (based near Cheltenham), Nicky Henderson (north of Lambourn) and Neil Mulholland (near Bath) - for two Jump seasons (2018/19 & 2019/20).
- Full membership at the four racecourses in The Jockey Club South West region - Cheltenham (including The Festival™ presented by Magners), Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton.
- An exclusive facility at The Festival™ presented by Magners.
- A share in any of the prize money won by the syndicate's horses
- An opportunity to follow each of the horses owned by the syndicate.
- Organised stable visits and trips.
- News updates and newsletters.
Ian Renton, Regional Director of the Cheltenham & South West region of The Jockey Club, commented: "We have a large number of racing fans who attend our events each season and are therefore on our database.
"A couple of years ago we felt it was time that we introduced some of those racing fans to the experience of racehorse ownership, creating our first syndicate.
"It was a huge success with an amazing 13 winners and plenty of syndicate members enjoying visiting the winner's enclosure for the first time.
"I hope that we can keep up the strike rate with the next three horses!"
Susan Williams, who was a member of the first syndicate, added: "If you enjoy Jump Racing then The Jockey Club Cheltenham & South West Syndicate is the one to join.
"Over the last two years, we have had some superb stable visits to all three of our trainers where we were looked after exceptionally well.
"We have been lucky enough to have a tour of the Weatherbys Headquarters, the gallops at Lambourn, and last but not least an exciting racing trip and stay at Punchestown. To top that all off, we were so fortunate to have three winning horses!
"For two years you have access to four racecourses at any time, with Cheltenham, the Home of Jump Racing, being the centrepiece.
"You could not ask for better treatment or access to the very best racing, which is why I shall be re-joining for what I hope will be another fruitful two years."
The three horses for the new syndicate are:
- Hes No Trouble (Kim Bailey) - 5yo b g Scorpion - She's No Trouble (Zaffaran)
Hes No Trouble is a point-to-point winner who won on his only start at Dromahane in Ireland at the end of April. A five-year-old bay gelding by Scorpion, he is out of She's No Trouble, herself a full-sister to the 2000 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Looks Like Trouble.
Kim Bailey commented: "He is working extremely well on the gallops and, having completed his first piece of fast work, he should be making his debut on a racecourse before Christmas."
- Carolines Charm (Neil Mulholland) - 4yo b g Masterofthehorse - Truckers Princess (Beneficial)
Carolines Charm has joined Neil Mulholland's yard from Ireland, where he looked the likely winner of a maiden point-to-point at Tralee on May 26 before falling at the last. He is a bay four-year-old by Masterofthehorse out of Truckers Princess, making him from the family of useful chaser Tanks For That.
Neil Mulholland said: "He is an athletic horse. The aim is to run him in a bumper before progressing over hurdles."
- Diamond River (Nicky Henderson) - 3yo ch g Imperial Monarch - River Clyde (Presenting)
Diamond River, trained by Nicky Henderson, is an unraced three-year-old by Imperial Monarch and out of River Clyde. This imposing chestnut gelding has returned to Seven Barrows following a short break and is being trained with bumpers in mind for the 2018/19 season. He comes from the first crop of an exciting young stallion in Imperial Monarch who is closely related to the imperious Jump sire Oscar.
Nicky Henderson revealed: "He is hacking away beautifully at home, maturing every day. While he is not likely to grace the racecourse until January, he could be very nice, looking at him physically."
There are three high-profile ambassadors for The Jockey Club Cheltenham & South West Syndicate - sports presenter Lee McKenzie, ITV Racing lead presenter Ed Chamberlin and Adam Henson, who farms locally in the Cotswolds and is also a television presenter.
On the launch of the new syndicate, Adam Henson commented: "For racing and country folk alike, this is a superb initiative.
"Aside from membership access to the very best Jump Racing in the country, the syndicate organises fantastic events which will be extremely enjoyable, and I look forward to being part of this wonderful opportunity."
Please contact Lucy Snell for more information about syndicate membership or to register your interest for The Jockey Club Cheltenham & South West Syndicate by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 01242 537667. Rewards4Racing points can be also be used towards the Syndicate.