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Weekly Update 24-06-19

By On 24th June 2019

The “summer” weather at Royal Ascot certainly did not help my cause last week.  Soft ground often leads to unexpected results and I produced a daily preview of the racing (based on my shareholder “From The Stables” emails) for some of the guys on my mailing list in the hope that they would make a few quid and perhaps reinvest it in shares of Fr Humphrey.  That did not work, as if they followed my bets, they will have lost as much as I did!  There was still some great racing though and I enjoyed being able to watch it live on TV for the first time in many years.

I am busy arranging a summer social at the yard for BG Racing shareholders, but I do need to discuss with Neil whether there is any likelihood of Fr Humphrey running on the day I am planning to organise this before I finalise arrangements. On that front, any help you can offer in getting the shares of Fr Humphrey sold would be much appreciated.  I have sold just over half of the available shares, but need to sell the rest, so if you know anyone who might want to get involved, please tell them about it, or put them in touch with me.

Fr Humphrey

Fr Humphrey is going well and working away at Neil’s.  I have been through the fixtures for July and August to identify possible races.  The first possible race for him is on Sunday 14th July, but that may come a few days earlier than ideal.  There is an ideal race at Southwell on Tuesday 23rd July and another 12 days later on Sunday 4th August at Market Rasen.  These would make a good first two targets with a race at Fontwell later in August that comes after about the right break thereafter.  I will discuss with Neil this week to try to confirm targets.

Fr Humphrey likes good ground and is with us on a free lease for the Summer.  He should be well up to winning in the UK and hopefully will give us a summer of fun at the races before he is returned at the end of October.  As there is no purchase, 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.  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

We did not enter The Way You Dance in the Wolverhampton selling race last week but the selling hurdle at Newton Abbot next Friday (5th July) is back on the agenda.  A decision will be taken ahead of entries on Saturday.

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

All three of Neil Mulholland’s runners, Just The Craic at Nottingham and Bambys Boy and Simply Sin at Windsor were unplaced last Monday.  His two Tuesday runners ran better with both Deputy Jones and Maliboo securing third-place finishes at Stratford.  At the same course, our stables had a winner when Valse Au Taillons won for Johnny Farrelly.  Johnny’s other runner Black Noah ran OK but was unplaced.

Lee Side Lady and White Lilac were unplaced for Neil on Wednesday, whilst his other runner Vancouver was 3rd.  Sporting Boy was also third for Johnny the same day.  There was nothing doing on Thursday as Johnny’s Winter Spice and Neil’s Runasimi River and Moonlight Camp were all unplaced and it was the same result for Neil’s Boy in a Bentley at Market Rasen on Friday.

After no runners on Saturday, Johnny’s Love The Leader was unplaced at Southwell on Sunday where his other runner, Outlaw Jack, went closer but narrowly missed the places.  For Neil, Global Rhapsody was in a share of the lead when falling at the last and his other runners, Willygolassiego and Caviciana were both unplaced.

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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