Horse 1: Robbie
This horse hasn’t ever raced before, but his father was a champion racehorse and his mother was also very talented. Characteristics of the parents are often passed on to their offspring (in a similar way to humans), so there are high hopes for this horse.
Choice of jockey
His inexperience will mean that he will benefit from having an experienced jockey to help him along.
He’s likely to be suited to short distances (up to a mile) in his first season of racing, but he may get stronger with age and be able to race slightly further. As he’s a young horse, he’s not likely to race many times in his first season and his owners will have to be patient – but their patience could be rewarded in years to come: his value could increase and he might win some decent prize money.
There is also a very slim chance that he could be as good as his father was – which would mean he could be worth serious money as a stallion!
As he is a horse of some potential, he’s in training with one of the best stables in the country, so the training costs are a bit higher than usual. But his owners can be sure that the horse is getting the very best attention. The downside of this is that by having a horse in the care of such a popular trainer, the owners may find that they don’t get to visit the horse so often, or spend much time discussing the horse with the trainer.