The British Horseracing Board is again running a series of Racehorse Ownership Days over the coming months, focusing on a behind the scenes view of the different aspects involved in racehorse ownership. Aimed at easing the journey into racehorse ownership at any level, the one-off days provide delegates with comprehensive information on how to experience the thrill of ownership.
Taking place across the country, each day will comprise of a visit to a trainer’s yard with breakfast and a tour of the stable. Lunch in a private box at the racecourse will follow with a series of short presentations from racing professionals on how to get involved in owning a racehorse. Delegates will also get the opportunity to experience the privileges that owners receive on the racecourse with a visit to the saddling area and parade ring during the afternoon.
Racehorse Ownership Days cost £99 per delegate, with a full refund to any delegates entering into racehorse ownership within a year of attending. Since 2004, 29 delegates have entered into ownership either as sole owners or co-owners as a result of attending the Racehorse Ownership Days.
This summer’s Racehorse Ownership Days will take place on:
Saturday 29 July – Northern Flat Racehorse Ownership Day A visit to Patrick Haslam’s yard – leading dual-purpose trainer – followed by racing at York.
Friday 4 August – Newmarket Racehorse Ownership Day in association with Champagne TaittingerA visit to the yards of Rae Guest & Jeremy Noseda, followed by a private viewing of the National Stud and their stallions, and a practical demonstration from bloodstock agent on what to look for in a racehorse. The day will be followed by evening racing at Newmarket Nights with a Champagne Taittinger reception in a private box.
Tuesday 26 September – Northern Jumps Racehorse Ownership Day
A visit to Ferdy Murphy’s yard – trainer of Scottish Grand National winner Joes Edge – followed by racing at Sedgefield.
Thursday 5 October – Southern Jumps Racehorse Ownership DayIncludes a visit to Philip Hobbs’s yard – trainer of leading horses Detroit City and Lacdoudal – followed by racing at Wincanton.
BHB Ownership and Bloodstock Marketing Executive Harriet Rochester said: “Racehorse Ownership Days aim to demonstrate how affordable racehorse ownership can be, and are a great way for potential owners to get behind the scenes and be educated on what to expect from racehorse ownership. The results speak for themselves, as many delegates have been encouraged by being given access to ask trainers, current owners and industry experts what they can expect from ownership.”
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