We have provided a useful guide to some of the ways that you can get involved with racehorse ownership below.
Types of Ownership
There are many different ways you can become involved in racehorse ownership. The main thing to remember is that owning a racehorse or at least part of one, does not have to be expensive.
The ownership option most suitable for you will vary depending on your budget and the amount of involvement you would like. The different types of racehorse ownership are listed below.
For further details, the BHB website has produced a very helpful online ownership brochure which has loads of information for new owners.
This is the form of ownership when you are the sole owner. You are responsible for all costs and profits. You have sole choice of colours and names (if the horse is not already named).
Co-ownership of a racehorse involves more than one person. The 4 different types of co-ownership are listed below:
1. Company Ownership
This is a way of using your company to own a horse. It is a great way of advertising your company or perhaps a way of bringing company members/employees together.
You can name the horse after your company providing you buy a horse that is un-named. You can also run a horse that is already named but owned by your company.
2. Joint Ownership
This type of ownership can consist of between 2 to 12 people. The horse or horses can run in a joint ownership name.
3. Racing Partnership
This form of ownership can consist of between 2 to 20 people of whom 2 must become or perhaps already are registered owners. It is fun thinking of a name, picking colours to represent you and your partners. You can add horses free of charge to this type of Ownership through Weatherbys.
This form of ownership avoids a capital outlay for a racehorse. It can be set up for a certain period of time, perhaps one year or season, sometimes for even longer. This involves the owner paying for a horses cost of training for whatever period but you also enjoy the prize money.
These have become a very popular way of dipping your toe in to the water. There are several different Clubs at varying entrance prices. They are not an independent form of co ownership. Therefore by joining or becoming a member of a racing club you receive all the benefits of that club but you are not entering into racehorse ownership yourself.
Fancy owning a horse with Ali Stronge Racing?
Whether you are an experienced owner, or totally new to racing, why not contact us for more information and come and see us at our base in Eastbury, Hungerford.
As Sam & Ali regularly visit the sales to purchase horses that they believe have potential, they always have a selection of horses for sale and immediately available for inspection. Alternatively, Sam or Ali are happy to take new and existing owners to the sales and assist them in the process of acquiring a new horse, often this is a very exciting period for owners and involves them at the very beginning of the process.
If you would like to discuss ownership in any further detail please contact Sam or Ali on 01488 72818 or 07775 727778 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org