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Weekly Update 13-05-19

By On 13th May 2019

I had quite a productive week, last week as I had a good meeting with a business contact who is going to promote BG Racing for me amongst his network of customers and I headed down to Fontwell races to discuss future plans for The Way You Dance and the possible lease horse with our trainer Neil Mulholland.

Hopefully, this will all be sorted shortly and I can crack on with selling some shareholding!

Neil had a trip to Jersey over the weekend with four horses running at their Les Landes racecourse.  You will probably not be familiar with the racing scene there as it does not get much coverage, but they have around ten race days each year and Neil sends horses over quite often.  With two winners and two seconds yesterday, Neil will be in contentions for their Champion Trainer award if he keeps up that kind of performance!

An Affordable New Opportunity to Own a Share With BG Racing

I have decided to go ahead and bring in a new horse for the summer on a free lease.  The horse in question is an 11-year-old chaser called Fr Humphrey and he ran in November and December, winning a handicap chase at Fairyhouse before finishing a close 5th in a similar race at Thurles.  He likes good ground and will be an ideal sort to have as a summer jumper.  He should be well up to winning in the UK and hopefully will give us a summer of fun at the races.  The agreement is to bring him in on a lease until the end of October when he will be returned to his owner.  As there is no purchase, the fees are for training, transport and race entries, with net prize money distributed to shareholders as I normally do.

Shares are being sold at only £125 per 1% share for the summer (to 31st October).  5% will be discounted to £600 and 9% to £1000.  Please contact me if you might be interested and I will provide you with further information and keep you posted.

The Way You Dance

I met with Neil this week to chat through what we should do with The Way You Dance.  He is not showing last season’s form and this may be a physical issue causing him to “look after himself”.  There are no visible indications of an injury and he seems perfectly comfortable working at home and racing at a lower level than he showed last year.  Whilst there were circumstances that might improve his performance slightly, it seems unlikely that we will get him back at last seasons level without changing something and we have decided that we will look into selling him on to someone that could give him some time off, or who is happy to have him operating at his current level of form, or who feel that they can get him back to last season’s form.

We want to give The Way You Dance another race in optimal conditions to see if he shows any dramatic form improvement in perfect conditions and if not then to show him in the best light ahead of his sale.  As all of his best runs have come in slower run races and most of his best form has been left-handed, Neil was keen that we look for a tight left-handed track with no downhill section anywhere near the end of the race and there is a hurdle race at Bangor on Tuesday 4th June that will be perfect.

My Brother

My Brother is doing well and should be back in training later in the year.  Now is the time to let me “do you a deal” on a shareholding.  If you are interested, please contact me and I will provide some details for you.

From The Stables

On Tuesday 7th, Johnny Farrelly had Gamekeeper Bill and Outlaw Jack unplaced, but Bermeo ran well to finish 3rd and his other runner, Twilight War, also ran well and was 3rd.  For Neil, Vancouver plugged on well into 2nd and Doing Fine was also placed, but Vexillum did not make the frame.

Wednesday was busy and Neil started it well with a double of winners at Kelso.  Sleep Easy was first and then The Wicket Chicken followed up.  Neil then had Test Ride unplaced in the first at Fontwell and a pair of 2nds through Magical Thomas and Lee Side Lady for a successful day.  Johnny also had runners at Fontwell, Big Picture ran well to finish 4th, but Love The Leader was pulled up.  Polished Rock stayed on well to finish 4th, but Captain Ivan was unplaced in the bumper.

There were more winners on Thursday from both Neil and Johnny.  Neil had a winner at Wincanton through Harbour Force and then his Williegolassiego was 2nd beaten by Johnny’s Ali the Hunter!  Neil’s earlier runners, Caviciana and Miss Molly Mae were beaten as were Johnny’s other runners Major Caballo, Marvellous Monty and Western Sunrise.

On Friday, Johnny had three more runners and whilst Sporting Boy managed a 3rd place finish, Satoshi and Deja Bougg were both beaten.  The weekend did not produce good results.  On Saturday, Cornish Warrior for Neil and Kos for Alan Fleming were both unplaced at Hexham and Cork respectively and on Sunday, Cintex for Neil at Plumpton and Big King and Cerealice for Alan at Killarney were all beaten.

Getting Involved

Fees for horses are all inclusive to renewal (31st October 2019 for both current horses) 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.

Phil


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