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Weekly Update 05-03-19

By On 5th March 2019

One more week until Cheltenham and the previews are in full swing.  I thought I should join the party and more on that below.

The prize money arguments rumble on.  An agreement looked to have been reached at the weekend and additional prize money was unlocked, but some trainers are still upset that ARC has effectively reduced their prize money contributions to mitigate for losses incurred due to earlier boycotts of their fixtures and further boycotts have been organised with Wednesday’s Lingfield card the latest to be hit.

I am off to the stables on Wednesday to see our horses and to chat to the vet and then hopefully The Way You Dance will be running at Kempton next Monday evening.  It all makes for quite some travel and I will be down and back Wednesday, then off to Cardiff for the Guildford Flames first time contesting the Elite League Challenge Cup Final on Sunday, on to the Cotswolds for the week at Cheltenham, interrupted by a trip back to Kempton on Monday night!

Cheltenham Preview

I have been working all weekend on a Cheltenham preview and tips pdf which I have promoted via FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  My tips may not be worth following but I have had some good Cheltenham Festivals in the past so there may be some nuggets in there and you can download a copy here.

The Way You Dance

All is fine with The Way You Dance and as mentioned last week, we have entered him in a 2-mile handicap on the flat at Kempton next Monday evening (race scheduled for 8.00pm).  We have made provisional entries for him over hurdles at Haydock on the 20th and Newbury on the 22nd, but the current plan is to go to Kempton.  Entries close today.

If you fancy a pre-Cheltenham trip to Kempton, then shares are only £360 per 1%, with 5% will be discounted to £1750 and 10% to £3400.  I only charge 10% to cover my time running the syndicates and this is further reduced for the 5% and 10% rates which really are excellent value.  Quoted costs are “all in” costs to 31st October 2019 and you will receive your share of prize money, plus full owners benefits and the sale proceeds from your share should you decide not to renew or if we sell the horse.

If you are interested in taking a share, please contact me and I will provide you with further information and the relevant paperwork.

My Brother

We have still not yet been able to diagnose how long My Brother‘s knock will keep him off the track.  I will hopefully get some more information when I go down to the stables tomorrow as the vet will be at the stables and I should be able to get the latest update from him, which I will communicate in due course.

Whatever the prognosis on this current knock however, he is still a horse full of promise for the future and his value was enhanced with a great second place in a good race at Cheltenham before Christmas.  Shares are £450 per 1% and I reduce my admin fee for larger share purchases, so 5% is £2,200 and 10% is £4,250.  These are all in costs to 31st October 2019 with your share of prize money, full owners benefits and the sale proceeds from your share should you decide not to renew or if we sell the horse.  If you are interested in taking a shareholding, please contact me for further information.

From The Stables

It has been a week of success for Neil Mulholland which started last Tuesday when although Presenting Lucina was unplaced at Ffos Las, Molly Carew was very impressive later on the card and won well.  Johnny Farrelly had a runner at Ffos Las as well but Zero Grand was pulled up.  He had another unplaced on Wednesday when Ali The Hunter was beaten at Wincanton, where Vexillum was 3rd for Neil.

On Thursday, Alan Fleming ran Edelpour at Clonmel who went clear but faded in the straight and only just held onto 2nd place on the line – comfortably beaten by the winner.  For Neil, With Pride and The Detainee failed to make the places at Kempton, but Vancouver had already got the day off to a good start, winning well at Taunton.  Friday was less successful for Neil with Duke of Kilcorral and Cesar Et Rosalie both unplaced at Newbury but his third winner of the period came on Saturday when Caroles Destrier stayed on well to take advantage of the last fence mistake from Theatre Guide which made him easier to catch on the run in.  Alan was probably unlucky that Mount Pelier did not give him a winner at Navan.  He was battling on well but the winner timed his run to not give Mount Pelier enough time to rally back before they got the line and he was a narrow 2nd beaten 1/2 length.  Winners four and five for Neil came on Sunday at Sedgefield where Moving in Style and Very Extravagant both came home in front.  Neil’s other runner Dalaman did not seem to enjoy being crowded and was pulled up.

Getting Involved

Fees for both horses are all inclusive to 31st October 2019 and buying a share in a BG Racing horse is a decision that you will not regret.  All quoted prices include the purchase price of the horse and should you decide to renew for a second year, you will only need to pay training fees which are under £200 per 1% share.  If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved, then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to discuss things with you.

I issue weekly shareholder updates (which go into more detail than the blog) and frequent updates on social media.  Feel free to like the FaceBook page and follow the Twitter updates.

I also have an e-book entitled “Racehorse Ownership – Everything You Might Have Wanted To Know But Would Not Have Known Who To Ask“.  This is free and the download page can be accessed here.

Have a great week.



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