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Weekly Update 10-12-18

By On 10th December 2018

It was a disappointing return to the racecourse this week but on the positive side, there is an obvious reason for the poor run of My Brother which is not always the case and he appears to be OK post-race which means we can dust ourselves off and get on with preparing to run him again.

Some good racing this weekend with the two-day fixture at Cheltenham on Friday and Saturday and then we are off to Neil’s for our annual yard visit and Christmas lunch on Sunday.  I am looking forward to getting together with some of the BG Racing shareholders.

The Way You Dance

I discussed The Way You Dance with Neil on Friday and he gave a very positive report regarding his progress.  He is still doing his two or three canters each day and he is progressing well and doing everything expected.

Neil has not done any faster work with him yet and felt that TWYD would probably need another four weeks or so to be ready to race.  We should be ready to go early in January and I have looked at the fixture list and identified possible races.  We will narrow it down to a specific target in the next couple of weeks.  We are intending to do what we have before and have a spin on the all-weather in a handicap before we look at whether the ground is suitable to go back over hurdles.

Once we kick off with him, the intention would be to go all the way through to late summer/autumn with him as long as he stays injury free.

Now is a, therefore, a good time to get involved and a shareholding would make a great Christmas gift for yourself or someone in the family who enjoys racing.  Shares are available at £360 per 1%.  5% will be discounted to £1750 and 10% to £3400.  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 share, please contact me and I will provide you with further information and the relevant paperwork.

My Brother

Whilst it was a very disappointing run from My Brother at Sandown, the reasons for this were easy to identify post-race and whilst he was a bit stiff the following morning it does appears that he is none the worse for his race.

In the race, My Brother still had a couple of issues settling early on and this look responsible for sketchy jumps at the first two hurdles.  He seemed to settle down the hill but never really looked to be travelling smoothly down the back straight and when the pace quickened he made a couple of jumping errors not seeming comfortable jumping out of the heavy ground.  Under urging he did move up and despite looking unbalanced he was in contention turning into the home straight, but at the point where he needed to go forward, he seemed to be struggling to get going and the field moved away from him.

If you are interested, there is a replay of the race online on the Jockey Club Racecourses website although you do have to jump past the preliminaries!

Once we confirm that My Brother has recovered from his exertions we will look for another race for him and aim for a sounder surface next time!

It was great to have a decent group of shareholders in attendance at Sandown and whilst everyone was disappointed, it felt like going racing with a group of friends which is exactly what BG Racing is all about.

My Brother shares are £450 per 1% and there is every chance that he will bounce back to his Cheltenham form next time on better ground.  I will 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

Last Tuesday, Willygolassiego was beaten at Fakenham for Neil Mulholland and on Wednesday, Johnny Farrelly had a similar result with Gingili at Ludlow.  Thursday did not bring any change in fortune.  Neil had a second when Boy in a Bentley could not get in front at Wincanton, but that was better than Johnny whose Sparkling Dawn was unseated and then Bermeo fell when looking like he may win.  Fortunately, both horses were fine.

Whilst My Brother, Midnight Tipple and Inaminna were all unplaced for Neil on Friday, Molly Carew stayed on well to finish 2nd at a big price.  Johnny had Mr Lando running but he was unplaced at Exeter.  On Saturday, Khudha was unplaced at Navan for Alan Fleming, but neither Neil nor Johnny had runners and there were no further runners on Sunday or Monday.

Can You Help?

In the run-up to Christmas, I was hoping that I would have a Sandown win from My Brother that would make selling more shares a bit easier, but sadly that has not proved to be the case!  His defeat does nothing to diminish his prospects of winning races later in the season but the task of sales did get a little harder than it would have been!

So many of the BG Racing shareholders speak positively about the ownership experience to friends and colleagues, but there are shares available and the more channels I have to find people who might be interested, the better!

Therefore if you hear of anyone stuck for Christmas gift ideas or if you come across anyone that you think might be interested in taking a shareholding of one of the BG Racing horses, please could you put in a positive word for me!  And when someone asks you what you want for Christmas, why not tell them you would like a share of one of the BG Racing horses!

As much as it would be great to sell some larger shareholdings in each of the two horses, every 1% sold is helpful to me in growing the business and allowing me to continue to deliver an engaging and hopefully fun experience to shareholders.

Your help in spreading the word is really important and is really appreciated!

Getting Involved

There has never been a better time to get involved as the fees for both horses are all inclusive to 31st October 2019.

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.

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 discussing what is involved, then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to discuss things with you.

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 by following this link:

Have a great week.



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