Weekly Update 10-03-18
By BG Racing Syndicates On 10th March 2018
A day early posting the blog this week as I am heading off to Cheltenham tomorrow. Festival preview on Sunday night at the Centaur at the course and then a day off on Monday ahead of the action!
I will try to be active on Facebook, Twitter and the website blog this week so keep an eye on those.
Cheltenham Tipping Competition
If you have not already entered the Cheltenham Tipping Competition, please take a look. The full details are on the special blog update. Entries are £10 each and you can enter as often as you like. I am not making money on this – in fact, at the moment, I am likely to lose money unless I have a bunch of entries myself and try to win my prize back, so your support would be much appreciated!
Even if you feel that a lack of knowledge is a constraint, selecting some horses you like the name of that are reasonably close to the head of the market might still pay off! There are also plenty of online Cheltenham previews where you can follow someone else’s tips and I will try to tweet the selections of the experts at the preview on Sunday night for the competition races, so you could use their picks if you prefer!
I will be in my usual location all week for the festival – if you are at Cheltenham, please feel free to stop by and say hello. If you are not sure where “my spot” is, then drop me an email and I will tell you how to find me!
My good friend Peter was hoping to come down to the festival with me this year, but he is not well enough to travel and is watching at home on TV. I am going to try to record some Facebook live from the course during the week so I can have a “conversation” with Peter from the course. Of course the content will be generic, my thoughts on the racing etc, so I hope some of you will also watch (and hopefully enjoy) the broadcasts.
As launched in last week’s blog, my e-book “Racehorse Ownership – Everything You Might Have Wanted To Know But Would Not Have Known Who To Ask” is available now and if you have not got your copy then the download page can be accessed by clicking this link.
There is an introductory video and a box on the right to enter your name and email address. You will then be taken to a thank you page from which you can open the guide. You will also receive an email with a link direct to the guide.
As mentioned last week, I would appreciate your support in getting the guide circulated as widely as possible, so if you have any friends, colleagues or contacts that you think might like to have a copy, can you send them the following link as this will ensure I capture their email address. Please don’t share the guide directly as this will mean I have no way of communicating with people in the future:
The Way You Dance
The Way You Dance has had a good week according to Neil, who is gradually increasing his workload. A full week this week has him back to where he was before the snow and he will continue to build his fitness. He should run regularly for us throughout the summer and autumn and offers plenty of chances to go racing and a pretty low entry cost.
Johnny reports that Justice Super has had a good week on the gallops. With Cheltenham this week, most of the staff want to finish on time and head off to watch the racing, so Johnny is planning to start schooling Justice Super the week after the festival. If you are thinking of having a share in Justice Super, now would be the time to take the plunge, as he will hopefully be running soon. Shares in Justice Super are only £258.50 per 1%.
Neil said that My Brother continues to build up in terms of workload and is doing everything asked of him very well. Another good week for the horse and he is progressing well towards a debut for us. I am really excited by this one and whilst shares are more expensive to reflect the higher initial cost of purchase, he could certainly pay his way.
From The Stables
No luck for our stables on Monday when Neil’s Rainy Day Dylan was beaten into 2nd and American Patrol was well beaten. After a blank Tuesday, Neil had a double on Wednesday at Fontwell when Master Burbidge won and Irish Odyssey made an impressive debut in a NH flat race. The perfect day was spoiled when the horse that was due to lead in the evening, was withdrawn leaving no pace in the race which did not suit Neil’s Koubba at all and she was beaten.
On Thursday, Neil’s Johns Luck was well backed but was also well beaten and at Sandown on Friday, Sleep Easy missed out by half a length and Admiral Kid was well beaten.
Website and Social Media
I have been promoting the tipping competition all week on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to follow the Facebook and Twitter updates and thanks for helping me to spread the word with likes, shares and re-tweets.
Thinking of Joining Us?
I hope you have seen the video on the home page which outlines the benefits and experience of owning a share in a horse? Our three horses all have shares available and hopefully there is something for everyone.
The Way You Dance will be targeting three mile hurdle races and with an exciting winning debut over that distance there is lots to look forward to. Shares are £280.50 per 1% share and if the last two seasons are an indication, then there will be several opportunities to go racing and hopefully this season there will be plenty of prize money as well! Details on the horse page.
Justice Super shares are £258.50 per 1% to 31st August. He is likely to be the first of the three to run and could be capable of a higher level than that The Way You Dance. Shares are good value and details are on the horse page.
My Brother could be the best of the bunch in time. He was well rated on the flat and if he converts that ability to hurdles then he could be a “Saturday horse” capable of running in top races. Shares are £450 per 1% shareholding and this is a chance to get involved with an exciting prospect. Details on the horse page.
I should point out that all of the above include the purchase price of the horse. Should you decide to renew for a second year, you will only need to pay training fees which are under £200 per 1% share.
Contact me if you want any further information and I hope you have a great week.
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