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 2020/22 Jump racing season.
Membership should not be seen as an investment; it’s for the fun, excitement and ups and downs of racehorse ownership.
- Three top trainers including Nicky Henderson and Kim Bailey
- A share in all three horses (one to be purchased in the near future)
- For the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Jumps season (finishing on 31 July 2022)
- Two years full membership benefits for Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton Racecourses
- An exclusive facility at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 and 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse
- 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, trips, and discounted hospitality at racedays around the South West region courses
- Exclusive updates via The Racing Manager Forum Page, meaning updates can be received by text and email straight to your phone
- Regular newsletters
Membership is just £3,250 for two years.
NEW TRAINER UPDATE
We are currently looking at various options for our third trainer and, as soon as we are in a position we will update our website.
INTRODUCING OUR SYNDICATE HORSES AND 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 (2018-19) 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 in the 2018-19 Season.
After a summer out at grass, he came in for the new 2019-20 Season having fully recovered from the previous season’s injury and had his debut run in a National Hunt Flat Race at Warwick on Classic Chase Day, Saturday 11th January. He raced prominently throughout and eventually finished a creditable third, beaten 5 ¾ lengths by the Olly Murphy-trained Here Comes McCoy.
He has had one other run since in a NH Flat race at Kempton Park on Friday 7th December where he went one better, finishing second on this occasion (beaten 2 ½ lengths). Again, he tracked the leader’s throughout, came wide off the home bend and responded well to pressure when ridden – and did actually get this head in front when there were six in a line at 3f out but Hoi Polloi came from off the pace and just got his head in front in the last few strides which was unfortunate for our chap.
He was due to run in at least one more bumper this season before going away for the summer but Covid-19 put pay to that. However, he has schooled over hurdles at home recently and looks to be a very natural jumper so we look forward to seeing him over obstacles when he returns in the new 2020-21 season all being well.
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 syndicate as a dual winner – firstly, in a Novice Hurdle at Huntington in February 2019 and later that year in November, he won his Novice Chase around Huntington too.
After that, he ran at Newbury in a Novices' Limited Handicap Chase where he was very unfortunate as the leader 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.
The last run he had for us before the Covid-19 pandemic brought UK racing, and indeed the whole country, to a standstill was in a 3m Novice Chase at Ludlow on Heavy ground on 19th February which revealed a very slight wind issue as he turned into the straight the last time. He was swiftly booked in to have a routine soft palette procedure which he underwent on 26th February. We haven’t seen him since the operation and he has now been turned away for the summer so we look forward to seeing him back in action when the new 2020-21 Season commences.