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Weekly Update 27-12-18

By On 18th December 2018

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable festive break.  A little late with an update this week due to preparing for house guests on Christmas and Boxing Day, but I wanted to get a quick update out ahead of a possible run for My Brother this weekend.

The Way You Dance

All ticking over with The Way You Dance and another week with no problems.

We are likely to go for a race at Wolverhampton on 19th January, but Neil and I will discuss at the weekend and to see whether TWYD is likely to be ready before then or whether this is the right target.

The 19th is a Saturday evening meeting which should be more convenient for shareholders to come racing and TWYD has won at the track before.

As previously stated, 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 and we will be happy to go on the flat or over hurdles.

Now is a great time to get involved as you could be racing in a couple of weeks.  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

My Brother is absolutely fine and has been entered to run at Doncaster on Saturday (29th December).  This race is at 11.30am so would be an early start for us.

A final decision will be taken tomorrow morning as the ground is firming up at Doncaster (currently Good to Soft, Good in places).

There is another race at Huntingdon on the 11th January that Neil has highlighted as an option as well.

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

Justice Super

In case you missed it – I was sent some video of Justice Super doing some lunging as part of his retraining.  I posted this on FaceBook and it can be accessed here.


On 17th December, Arena Racing Company who manage 16 racecourses in the UK (Doncaster, Hereford, Newcastle, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter,  Wolverhampton, Worcester, Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Fontwell, Ffos Las, Yarmouth, Lingfield and Windsor) announced that they do not intend to make prize money contributions from 11th February at a level that will allow them to unlock enhanced prize money contributions. 

Owners will find this very disappointing as it will result in a reduction in prize money for a lot of races at these venues.  Thankfully at the moment, no one else has followed suit and those courses that are making efforts to ensure good prize money should be rewarded with patronage by owners. 

BG Racing horses will seek the best prizemoney for shareholders and it is likely that this will result in fewer entries and races at ARC racecourses once the change takes effect on 11th February.

Hopefully, their decision will be reversed in due course.

From The Stables

There were no runners from our stables on Tuesday 18th, but there were four the following day, two for Johnny (Ablazing and Sparkling Dawn) and two for Neil (Long River Dancer and Ballymilan), but unfortunately, none were placed.  On Thursday, Johnny’s Valse Au Taillons came 3rd at 50-1, but Conna Cross made a mistake at the last, turning a likely 3rd placing into 4th.  Johnny’s other two runners, Bermeo and Marvellous Monty were unplaced as were Rainy Day Dylan and Great Fairy for Neil.

On Friday, Zero Grand failed to “trouble the scorers” for Johnny.  Saturday saw Neil run two at Ascot, Lough Ryn was unplaced, but Solighoster ran well to come 4th at a big price.

There was no racing on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, but we were back on Boxing Day with a winner for Neil through Moving in Style.  He also had Penny Poet, Neachells Bridge and Puting Green placed and Duke of Kilcorral and Mind Your Back only narrowly missed the frame.  Johnny had a big priced placed runner when Ali The Hunter was also placed in Penny Poet’s race, but Ormskirk and Robinroyale were beaten as were Alan’s two runners at Leopardstown, Maddenstown and King Alex.

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 here.

Have a great week.



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