Jump racing fans are being offered the chance to own not one, but three horses – each trained by one of the sport’s leading trainers.
The Jockey Club Ownership Syndicate - Cheltenham and South West, is designed as an introduction to racehorse ownership, and offers members a share in four year-old Final Choice, trained by Warren Greatrex, and five-year-olds The Last But One and Timeforwest, trained by Paul Nicholls and Jonjo O’Neill respectively.
Each of the horses are ridden by jockeys wearing The Jockey Club silks - black with four gold diamonds, which were specially designed with permission from the British Horseracing Authority.
The new syndicate is limited to 250 members and racing fans have until the end of January to buy the final remaining memberships available.
Syndicate membership costs £2,590 for two years and includes a share in any prize money won, organised stable visits, along with full membership benefits of Cheltenham including The Festival, where members can enjoy an exclusive facility; as well as Warwick, Wincanton and Exeter racecourses, the four racecourses within the south west region of The Jockey Club.
Members of the syndicate have already enjoyed revelling in a win, after Final Choice was victorious at Newbury on New Year’s Eve. Bred by Her Majesty The Queen, Final Choice also recorded a second place finish for the syndicate at Warwick in December.
Familiar names who have already signed up to be part of the new syndicate include the face of ITV Racing Ed Chamberlin, Countryfile presenter Adam Henson; sports presenter Jill Douglas and England cricket star Jonny Bairstow.
Sophia Dale, The Jockey Club communications manager, said: “As a region we have talked about doing this syndicate for a while and we are pleased to have been able to bring it to life. I know that there are plenty of people who have already joined up that have never experienced the excitement of owning a racehorse before and Final Choice’s win on New Year’s Eve was a very special for all the members.
“It’s really exciting for people to experience racehorse ownership but to have the added benefits of going to see the horses in their stables and on the racecourse, keep up to date with the latest stable news and to be able to go to all four racecourses as Annual Members ensures that is really is a great package.”
Jump racing fans have until the end of January to become part of the new syndicate. To sign up or for further information contact Lucy Wheeler on 01242 537675 or email Lucy.Wheeler@thejockeyclub.co.uk.