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Weekly Update 17-06-19

By On 17th June 2019

I managed to dodge the bad weather most of last week but it caught up with me on Thursday when I was stuck on the golf course in a downpour!  Not pleasant, so I hope you all managed to schedule inside time to coincide with the inside weather.

A contact at Randox Health got in touch in the middle of the week and offered my eight hospitality tickets for Sandown on Saturday.  I was delighted to share an absolutely brilliant afternoon with seven BG Racing shareholders.  Randox had a private balcony with loads of room to watch the racing and we enjoyed a three-course lunch and cheese and biscuits in the afternoon along with complimentary drinks all day and it was amazingly generous of Randox Health to offer us the opportunity to attend as their guests.

I still have shares in Fr Humphrey available, details are below – please share with anyone who may be interested.

Fr Humphrey – An Affordable New Opportunity to Own a Share With BG Racing

Fr Humphrey is an 11-year-old chaser who likes good ground and who has joined us on a free lease for the Summer.  He ran in November and December, winning a handicap chase at Fairyhouse before finishing a close 5th in a similar race at Thurles and is 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, fees are for training, transport and race entries, with net prize money distributed to shareholders as I normally do.  I was at the stables a couple of weeks ago and took photos and video of our horses.  Fr Humphrey is being ridden by Tom Scudamore who is wearing a black body protector with red sleeves.
Link for photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9ncS8JuAShEPoHuV6 and link to video: https://youtu.be/MBWIHfWVJFM.

I was back at the stables a week later and took lots more photos of Fr Humphrey.  On the gallops, his rider is wearing a black back protector with grey sleeves and there are several photos taken when he got back to the yard (https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ZfErXnaqd6XU9ZT7)

Fr Humphrey is coming along nicely and is a great big strapping sort as you would expect from a chaser.  He is taking his work well though and should be ready to run in about three weeks and we should have him on the racecourse in the first couple of weeks of July.

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.  These payments are all inclusive for the period with nothing else to pay.  Shareholders will get badges when he runs and their share of any prize money won.

The Way You Dance

It has been a disappointing year for The Way You Dance who may run in a selling race next week and who will be entered in an upcoming auction.  It is a real shame that we have ended up in this position as this season started full of optimism after he won twice last year, but I will look to replace The Way You Dance with the purchase of another horse once he is sold.

My Brother

My Brother has been turned out for the summer.  He is on track with his recovery from injury and he remains on target for us to have him back firing on all cylinders later this 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

There were no runners from our stables in the UK last Sunday, but Neil Mulholland ran three in Jersey where Man of the Sea and Mrs Burbidge were placed and Molliana won!  On Monday, Johnny Farrelly ran two at Stratford, Mr Lando was well beaten but Sporting Boy outran his odds, leading, jumping well up front and winning well.  After famine on Tuesday (no runners) it was feast on Wednesday with six runners at Fontwell.  Ormskirk was up first for Johnny finishing 2nd.  Neil had a winner when Jaunty Soria made a winning debut for the yard and Johnny matched him when Bermeo stormed home to win.  The last three did not fare so well though, Gold Man and Hows The Cricket for Johnny and Code of Law for Neil were all unplaced.

We were back to having no runners on Thursday and Friday and there was just the one on Saturday when Alan Fleming ran Maggie Thunder at Limerick, who ran well and was not beaten too far in about 7th, before the week ended with no runners from our stables on Sunday.

Getting Involved

Fees for horses are all-inclusive and buying a share in a BG Racing horse is a decision that you will not regret.  Quoted prices (except for Fr Humphrey) 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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