Designed as an introduction to racing ownership, The Cheltenham & South West Syndicate is for Jump racing fans who share the dream of a Festival winner and have a love for our sport: horse racing.
The Syndicate features a host of benefits including annual member access to Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick, and Wincanton for their 2019/20 Jump racing season.
Membership should not be seen as an investment; it’s for the fun, excitement and ups and downs of racehorse ownership.
Our trainers need little or no introduction, their experience and knowledge are second to none.
THIS SYNDICATE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
- Three top trainers in the South West
- A share in all three horses
- For the 2019/20 Jumps season (finishing on 31 July 2020)
- Full membership benefits of Cheltenham including The Festival, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton Racecourses
- An exclusive facility at The Festival™, presented by Magners
- A share in any of the prize money won by the club's horses
- An opportunity to follow each of the horses owned by the club
- Organised stable visits and trips
- Exclusive updates via The Racing Manager Forum Page, meaning updates can be received by text and email straight to your phone
- Regular newsletters
introducing our three syndicate horses & their owners:
Champion Trainer three times and one of the most successful trainers ever at The Festival with 52 winners to date. Need we say more? He dominated the Champion Hurdle in the late 1980s with See You Then. More recently handled some spectacular jumpers, including Sprinter Sacre, Bobs Worth, Long Run, Binocular and Altior.
A very smart individual, Diamond River suffered a setback in the first season as a result of being kicked when out on exercise. It was a real shame as Nicky was very impressed with him in his early career work and thought he was certainly one of his smarter stores last season. That said, he has completely recovered from this injury now and is back in full work and, as far as Nicky is concerned, he is happy that everything is now going according to plan.
He was in fact due to have his debut in the National Hunt Flat race at Warwick on 12th December 2019 however, when he underwent a pre-race tracheal wash on the Monday before and was found to have a slight bacterial infection so didn't run.
He is now back to full health and the team at Seven Barrows are happy that he is back to where he was before the infection. He is due to have his debut run in a National Hunt Flat Race at Warwick on Classic Chase Day- Saturday 11th January.
He started his training career in 2008, having 17 winners in his first season. His biggest success to date is Druid’s Nephew winning The Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Steeple Chase at The Festival and winner of the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown with The Young Master in 2016. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Bath, Neil’s yard boast a host of fantastic facilities.
Carolines Charm has joined Neil Mulholland’s yard from Ireland where he looked a pleasing winner of his maiden point-to-point before falling at the last. He is a progressive bay four-year-old by Masterofthehorse (IRE) out of Truckers Princess (IRE).
Having struggled with his breathing and thus to see his races out over hurdles last season and throughout the summer, our trainer took the decision to try running Carolines Charm in smaller fields and over fences to allow him more space to build his confidence take advantage of his natural jumping ability. He ran in a Novice Chase at Fontwell on Thursday 29th August and, on the first time of asking over the larger obstacles, came home a ready winner beating a 7-1 on shot in Ennistown. Since then he has gone on to finish third against a more competitive field at Worcester, again in novice company and a very creditable effort given he was off a mark 20lbs higher than when he last ran in a handicap hurdle as a result of his win at Fontwell.
Neil gave him a 8-10 week break following this but he came back into work in mid-December and is now gently cantering with the aim of running in the early Spring when the ground (hopefully!) dries up a bit to suit him.
Kim offers top class training facilities with an owners experience to match. Having trained over 1200 winners and achieved the magical "Big Three“, The Grand National (Mr Frisk) 1990, The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Master Oats) 1995 and The Champion Hurdle (Alderbrook) 1995 his achievements are unrivalled.
HES No Trouble
Hes No Trouble has proved himself to be our flag-bearer in the first year of the syndicate as our first and only winner at Huntingdon in a Novice Hurdle back in February. He had his first run in a novice chase at Chepstow on 6th November where he ran a little fresh and as a result unshipped his jockey (in somewhat spectacular style!) at the second fence which was unfortunate and really just one of those things.
He has since run at Newbury in a Novices' Limited Handicap Chase where he was very unfortunate as the long time leader Fontsanta fell in front of him at three fences from home all-but bringing 'Trouble' to a stand-still. It was a shame as he had been jumping well throughout the race and was sat happily in 3rd or 4th and ready to stage a challenge on the leaders at that point but it wasn't to be. His next race is likely to come in mid-January at either Exeter on 14th January or back at Newbury on 15th January.