Frequently Asked Questions
Select Racing Club
Membership costs from £229 and entitles the member to pick a share in one of the Club’s horses for the syndicate term, which runs for 9 months from when the share is purchased. You are welcome to buy multiple shares in a horse. Shares can be bought online, or for phone orders please contact Nathaniel Barnett on 07890 672435.
We have a strict limit of 60 members per horse. Whilst our shares start from just £229, Select is all about ensuring every member gets as much enjoyment as possible from their experience of racehorse ownership and by capping our numbers per horse, we can offer an exceptional service, both on gallop mornings and racedays.
The cost of shares in each horse is determined by the training fees, and on occasion by the purchase price of the horse.
You are paying for an unrivalled experience of racehorse ownership. Your payment covers all costs, from training and feed, to vet’s bills and raceday fees for your horse. Stable visits (to all our trainers, not just the trainer of your horse) are also free of charge to Club members . It is important to note, that while we provide all the benefits you would normally associate with racehorse ownership, including your share of winnings, members have no proprietary ownership of the Club horses. This allows us to keep costs down, and therefore continue to offer shares at an affordable price.
We accept debit and credit card payments, as well as paypal.
Each of the Club’s horses has a dedicated page with photos and information on the horse’s past race record and breeding. Once you’ve picked your favourite, place your order online and you’ll be sent your complimentary welcome pack with all the information on your horse, including a photo of your horse!
The Select Racing Club welcomes members regardless of their experience and knowledge of horse racing and ownership.
Yes – prize-money (after normal deductions) is divided amongst all Club members involved in each horse. The percentage share of prize-money per horse is shown on the relevant horse page on our website. Unlike other racing syndicates, we pay prize-money to all our syndicate members, even if they only have one share.
Of course! When you buy a share in any of our horses then you will receive a complimentary welcome pack, but we do also have a range of special gift packages too. Please refer to our ‘Gift Pack’ page on the website, or alternatively contact one of the team.
Every member of the Select Racing Club has the chance to apply for an Owners badge (which includes entry to the parade ring to meet the trainer and jockey) when their Club horse is running – when a complimentary owners badge isn’t available, a discounted badge is guaranteed. In contrast to many other racing clubs, we have a limit of 60 members per horse, so you’ll always be able to see your horse in action!
There will be weekly updates on all the Club horses and weekly training reports from their stables. A detailed form guide for each race in which the Club has a runner will be online before the race.
In the event your Club horse is sold or claimed, the Club will within a fortnight offer you a choice of potential alternatives.
Yes! While all the information on the Club is here online, we are more than happy to talk to you about what Club membership entails, and how to get the most out of your Club membership. We have a dedicated Club manager to answer any questions you may have.
Send us the contact details for your friend, and if they too decide to join the Select Racing Club, then you’ll receive £20 as a ‘thank you’ from us!
While there is no way to ensure success on the track, we have great confidence in the selection of our Club horses and in the ability of the trainers the Club employs. Our syndicate manager is very experienced in both the form and bloodstock side of racing, and we only buy or lease horses that we feel can win on the racecourse for us.
There is no exact science to how often a horse can run, however we will look to have regular runners on the track throughout the year. If your horse incurs an injury that means he is unable to run at least two times during the syndicate term, the Club will within a fortnight offer you a choice of potential alternatives.
The Club horses run in the Select Racing Club colours; maroon jacket, light blue sleeves, light blue cap with maroon diamond. However, this may be open to change if the horse is leased to us by a trainer or owner – details of what colours your horse will carry are on the relevant horse page.
Emails are sent out at least twice a week, with race plans, video updates and all the latest news on the Club horses. If you would like to add an email address to our mailing list, please contact Nathaniel Barnett.
If you would like to apply for an owners badge (by ballot), please contact us online. If you are unsuccessful in the ballot, the Select Racing Club metal badge guarantees you discounted entry on every occasion that your horse runs, though you will need to organise this in advance with us.
Please see the Terms and Conditions for full details.
In order to provide this service we strictly adhere to the Weatherbys and British Horseracing Board’s rules on racehorse ownership. We are also a ‘Recognised Company’ with Weatherby’s.