Ever fancied owning a racehorse? Here’s how! 8 years ago

Ever fancied owning a racehorse? Here’s how!

Going to the races in Ireland is always a brilliant day, going to one of the major racing festivals in Ireland is even better again, but nothing is quite like going to the races as a racehorse owner.

Not only do you get to enjoy the day as a racegoer, but it is hard to describe the feeling of standing in the parade ring as the owner of a horse, talking tactics with your trainer and jockey before the race and enjoying the build-up to the contest. Win or lose, the excitement and passion of cheering on your own horse is like nothing else, so just imagine the thrill of cheering home your winning horse and leading him back in to the winner's enclosure to the crowd’s applause.


It is now even easier to get involved, as you don’t have to go it alone. How about a group of friends, work colleagues, club/team-mates or even family members coming together to own or lease a horse through a syndicate or club? The more people involved help to reduce the cost and it is always more fun to enjoy the build-up with a group and even better to celebrate the success together.

Syndicates and club are a brilliant way of getting involved in racehorse ownership for the first time and with the fantastic Galway Festival just starting there are so many examples of syndicate and club winners at Ballybrit. Take a look at the legend that is Maundy Money (below), who has won at the Galway Festival on three occasions including last year for the Push The Button Syndicate. The 11-year-old has given the syndicate many great days out and has won prize money totalling just under €200,000.

Maundy Money ridden by Connor King wins 1/8/2013

He is the stuff of dreams but that is what it is all about… hoping for that big day and enjoying it when it arrives.


So where to get started? Aidan McGarry in Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) is happy to help out in any way possible – even if you are starting out from scratch and just need some free and independent advice; ITM is the place to go to. Aidan is there to assist in any way including arranging private stable tours to meet your prospective trainer or explaining the best way to register as an owner and how to choose your racing colours.

So why not find out more about how to get involved? Contact Aidan for a chat or to receive your free copy of the Guide To Racehorse Ownership phone 00353 45 443000.

You can also check out their Facebook page here