21 June 2022

Create Belief update

Create Belief is in great form and is at Longholes in Newmarket turned out with a bunch of other broodmares. It was great to see her half sister run very well at Royal Ascot last week, Star Girls Aalmal who finished 4th in the Jersey Stakes for Henry De Bromhead.
21 June 2022

RacehorseClub caps and cufflinks added to Merchandise page

RacehorseClub is delighted to announce some stylish additions to our merchandise section. 
Our RacehorseClub caps come in two fantastic colours, a traditional navy blue or a wonderful burnt orange. But we have significantly upped the ante on the design. The RacehorseClub logo and the name of your chosen horse are now embroidered on the front of the cap while an embroidered 'RacehorseClub' also appears on one side.
All our caps are made using a blend of polyester and cotton along with a patented product, Elastane. The Elastane provides a degree of flexibility in the material which ensures a snug, comfortable fit. These high tech caps will be must have items. Especially if you are going to be getting along to see your horse in the parade ring or joining us for a stable visit. 
If our caps are the definition of smart casual then our other new offering in the store is something altogether more classy. Our RacehorseClub cufflinks are delightful objects of desire. These elegant enamel links are decorated in club colours and the effect is wonderful - reminiscent of fine Saxon jewellery these are a handsome addition to anyone's sartorial options. 
Simply click on the Merchandise tab above to purchase now! 
20 May 2022

Weekend runners news

Please visit our news page for all the latest on this weekend’s runners at the Curragh.
05 May 2022

Johnny Murtagh: Creating Belief documentary tonight 9pm ITV4

RacehorseClub trainer Johnny Murtagh features in the ITV documentary series Against The Odds. 

Directed and produced by ITV Racing's Tim Williams.

Johnny Murtagh: Creating Belief looks at his struggles in the saddle and how he has turned his life around since a startlingly low point in 2001 - just months after taking the racing world by storm with his stellar season with Sinndar. 

The programme named after our very own Royal Ascot winner, Create Belief, airs tonight at 9pm on ITV4 and then again on Tuesday May 10th at 11pm on ITV. 

05 May 2022

Riot and The Lir Jet declared for Friday 6th May 2022


Two runners, two continents, a great day for everyone’s favourite horse racing club

With Riot and The Lir Jet both declared to run on Friday, your favourite horse racing club is moving swiftly on from the disappointment of last weekend. Mise En Scene missing out on her run in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas due to spiking a temperature on race day. Such is the life of any horse racing club. 

We could not have asked for a better remedy than the two races we have coming up on Friday. RacehorseClub will be superbly represented on two continents as both Riot and The Lir Jet have been declared to run in very valuable races. As promised RacehorseClub gets members to the heart of top class racing on its biggest days and at its grandest theatres.

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25 April 2022

Mise En Scene confirmed for QIPCO 1000 Guineas

Please click here to view the full update.

15 April 2022

RacehorseClub Mobile app retired

Sadly we have retired our mobile app which had been in soft launch for testing. We decided that the experience wasn't on par with that of our website after receiving reviews from our members. 
However our responsive website works beautifully on a mobile device and provides a more seamless experience for those using both desktop and mobile versions.
Moreover, we would suggest that you add a link to the website on the homepage of your mobile device (like an app button) to ensure that you have quick and easy access to your account and latest news 24/7.
08 April 2022

Welcome to Riot

04 April 2022

Create Belief enjoying the sunshine

Create Belief spent the weekend in the paddocks enjoying the Gloucestershire sunshine with her fellow mares. She's in great form with herself.
01 April 2022

Mise En Scene update from James Ferguson

01 April 2022

RacehorseCub members account balance

Dear Member

Please be aware that your account balance will be updated very shortly. As you will see, it currently shows zero. 

As the final updates to the new website are being implemented, account balances will soon be showing correctly.

In the meantime, if you would like to know what your account balance is and would like to withdraw it, please email Laurie on info@racehorseclub.com and he will send it over to you. 

Thank you for your patience and continued support. 

28 March 2022

Mise En Scene update from trainer James Ferguson

28 March 2022

RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin welcomes Mise En Scene

28 March 2022

James Ferguson on Mise En Scene

28 March 2022

Welcome to RachorseClub Mise En Scene

28 March 2022

Create Belief loving life at Tweenhills

Create Belief is loving life at Tweenhills. She is already a favourite at the stud and the team are sure she will be a fantastic mother.

28 March 2022

Cheltenham Festival update

Potters Corner has been declared to run at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at 4.10pm live on ITV and RacingTV.
View declarations on Racing Post website

There are still shares available in Potters Corner, you could be part of a Cheltenham Festival runner for only £75.
Purchase your micro share before Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival Preview Night will be live streamed tonight from 7.30pm where will be announcing some hugely exciting news so make sure you tune in!
Watch on Facebook | Watch on YouTube

25 March 2022

Create Belief to be covered by Zoustar

Create Belief to be covered by Zoustar

RacehorseClub is delighted to announce that Create Belief will be covered by international sire sensation, Zoustar.

Create Belief, a Royal Ascot and Group 3 winner by Awtaad out of Girl Of The Hour is at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire where she will visit Zoustar.

Zoustar is Australia's highest earning first season sire in history

Zoustar, whose stud fee is £25,000, had an amazing career as a racehorse when trained by Chris Waller in Australia winning multiple Group 1 and Group 2 races.

2022 sees Zoustar’s first two-year-olds on the track in the northern hemisphere but he is already Australia’s highest earning first season sire in history.

Zoustar had four Group 1 winners in his first crop, including two champions. He was also the leading sire of three-year-olds with his first crop and the sire of 33 stakes performers already.

RacehorseClub’s Freddy Tylicki said: "Zoustar is a hugely exciting first season sire in the UK and he has already proven himself to be a top sire in Australia. The team at RacehorseClub believe this to be the perfect match and we can't wait to see Create Belief's progeny on the ground."

25 March 2022

Create Belief settled in at Tweenhills

25 March 2022

A tribute to Create Belief

The team at RacehorseClub and at Johnny Murtagh's would like to thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for Create Belief as she embarks on her new career.

It has been a difficult week but the memories she provided us all with during 2021 will live forever. She has arrived at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire and we'll continue to update you on her progress.

25 March 2022

Create Belief retired due to career-ending injury

It is with great regret we must inform RacehorseClub members that Create Belief has been retired from racing due to a recent career-ending injury.

Johnny Murtagh was pleased with her when she returned to him from her winter break before the new year. However, in the last week or so, she had become very sore when coming out of her stable in the morning to exercise. As a result, Johnny gave her very light exercise, but as last week progressed it was evident there was a real issue as she still seemed extremely sore.

Johnny's veterinary team gave her a full radiographic examination and found that she has joints rubbing against each other. This basically means there are two bones grinding against each other without any support between them. As you can imagine this causes severe pain and is not treatable in order to continue racing.

A meeting was held between the RacehorseClub team, Johnny and his vet team to plan Create Belief's future and see if there was any operation or treatment that would allow her to continue as a racehorse.

The vets strongly advised to stop training Create Belief as it is an issue which cannot be resolved. As a result, the decision was made to retire her.

The news is hugely disappointing for us all. However, the well-being of Create Belief is absolutely paramount.

Create Belief will continue to receive the best treatment available. She will travel to Tweenhills in Gloucestershire where she will continue her recovery before embarking on a second career as a broodmare.

As a member of Create Belief, you will still receive updates on her career as a broodmare which hopefully will give everyone a different racing experience.

RacehorseClub’s Freddy Tylicki said; “It is with great sadness we report Create Belief has been forced to retire from racing due to a recent injury. She came back into training with Johnny Murtagh before the new year but, unfortunately, she’s since picked up a career-ending injury.

She gave RacehorseClub our first ever winner at the Curragh in a premier handicap in May before winning the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot, just over three months after launching. She went on to win the Group 3 Desmond Stakes on her next start at Leopardstown. She was officially rated 110 and had a Timeform rating of 116, which shows how good she was. Her performance at Royal Ascot was remarkable and a day her members will never forget. She will now go to Tweenhills and a decision will be made as to which stallion she will be covered by.

RacehorseClub members can now look forward to following her career as a broodmare and hopefully we can enjoy having her offspring in RacehorseClub silks in the years to come.”

Create Belief’s trainer Johnny Murtagh said; “It’s very disappointing that Create Belief has had to be retired but listening to veterinary advice and speaking to the team at RacehorseClub, unfortunately this decision had to be made in the best interest of Create Belief.

She will always be a special racehorse to me as she was my first Royal Ascot winner as a trainer and she gave RacehorseClub members three amazing days last summer winning at the Curragh, Royal Ascot and Leopardstown.

I’m sure she will be a hugely successful broodmare as her attitude both on and off the racecourse was fantastic, and I look forward to seeing her offspring in the future.”

25 March 2022

Last chance to buy Cheltenham Festival Preview Night tickets

RacehorseClub would like to let you know there are only a limited amount of tickets remaining for our Cheltenham Preview Night on Monday 14th March.

Tickets will be made available to non-members from Friday evening. If you would like to attend please buy your tickets ASAP to avoid missing out.

All details including the link to buy tickets can be found in the post below. We can't wait to see many of you at the Wheatsheaf Inn on the eve of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival!

25 March 2022

Cheltenham Festival Preview Night Tickets - £20.00

RacehorseClub is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale to MEMBERS ONLY for our Cheltenham Festival Preview Night.

*Once your order is placed, your ticket confirmation will be emailed within 24 hours.

Venue:
Wheatsheaf Inn,
Northleach,
Cheltenham GL54 3EZ
View directions

Date /Time:
Monday 14th March 2022
6.30pm - 11.00pm

Please note:
There are a limited number of tickets due to the size of the venue. Purchase ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Guests are advised to arrive from 6.30pm onwards with the preview starting at 7.30pm.

After the preview, there will be live music with the night ending around 11pm.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Full information can be seen here.

25 March 2022

Create Belief enjoying her training

Create Belief is back in full training and seems to be enjoying it. She is only doing light exercise to get her going again but so far all is fine.

25 March 2022

Create Belief ready for 2022

Create Belief is back in full training in preparation for the 2022 flat season. She's had her vaccinations today so it is all systems go.

Her first race of the season will be planned at the start of February.

25 March 2022

Happy New Year from RacehorseClub

RacehorseClub would like to wish you all a very happy new year. Thank you for your support in 2021 and we very much look forward to enjoying more success together in 2022.

Since launching on 1st April 2021, our very first runner was Balko Des Flos who finished runner up in the Grand National at Aintree. A race which will be remembered forever as it was the amazing Rachael Blackmore and Minella Times who won the race for trainer Henry De Bromhead who trained the first two home.

More great performances on the track soon followed just eight days later when The Lir Jet was narrowly denied in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

The Lir Jet put up some more big performances over the season including in Group 1 company before winning his first start in America, the Group 3 Franklin Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs in September for Brendan Walsh. He is now back in training after a holiday and is being aimed at the Saudi Cup Turf Sprint on 26th February, a race worth $1.5m.

Create Belief has been a superstar since her purchase after her maiden success back in April. She won a valuable premier handicap at the Curragh on Irish Guineas weekend in May before a scintillating performance at Royal Ascot winning the Sandringham Stakes by 5 ½ lengths, arguably the performance of the whole meeting.

Since Royal Ascot, Create Belief improved again to win the Group 3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown. Her trainer Johnny Murtagh did a wonderful job as did her two jockeys Ben Coen and Shane Kelly. Create Belief has a huge year ahead when she will be competing in some of the biggest races in Europe.

Potters Corner has proved to be a huge part of the RacehorseClub team running in both English and Welsh Grand Nationals, with his finest hour coming recently when agonisingly beaten a nose at Cheltenham in the cross-country race. He looks sure to have another big day in him in 2022.

RacehorseClub members have enjoyed stable visits to Michael Bell, Henry De Bromhead, Johnny Murtagh and Christian Williams as well as Zoom calls before big races.

RacehorseClub ambassador Ed Chamberlin has been ever present throughout the year both on and off the racecourse and has enjoyed meeting many members.

Freddy Tylicki joined the management team and has done a great job both on and off the racecourse.

RacehorseClub ambassador Oisin Murphy was crowned champion jockey for the third year in a row, an incredible achievement.

Davy Russell, RacehorseClub’s jumps ambassador has performed miracles since returning from injury and showed he is still at the very top of his game with Grade 1 glory over the Christmas period.

A huge team effort and firstly we thank our brilliant members for their support and loyalty, our fantastic trainers who always put the horse first, our jockeys who give us 100% every time they put on the now hugely distinctive RacehorseClub colours, and finally we thank our four amazing horses who have made dreams a reality in 2021.

25 March 2022

Merry Christmas and a small thank you gift from us all!

The team at RacehorseClub would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Thank you for your amazing support this year.

2021 has been a fantastic year both on and off the racecourse for RacehorseClub and our brilliant members. Let's hope for more success together in 2022!

As a small thank you, we are offering you a 10% discount on all horses to be used by 31st December 2021.

Simply use the code XMAS2021 when you get to checkout to receive your discount.

Team RacehorseClub

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25 March 2022

Last chance to GIFT A SHARE before Christmas!

Last post for delivery before Xmas day is Tuesday 21st Dec.

Remember to order your RacehorseClub Xmas Gift Box by Monday 20th Dec to avoid disapointment.

Give the gift of RacehorseClub membership and micro share ownership!

BUY NOW

25 March 2022

RacehorseClub Gift a share - The perfect Christmas Gift

With only 10 days until the big day, why not purchase a Christmas Gift Box, complete with a micro share, glossy photo and our fully loaded welcome pack. It couldn’t be simpler. Give the gift of micro share ownership today to a loved one or friend and let them join your RacehorseClub journey.

Your gift box will arrive before Christmas, ready to give to your loved one or friend on the big day.

Upon receipt, they simply register their share online to receive all the ongoing benefits RacehorseClub membership has to offer.

Shortly after, they will also receive their membership card and personalised, embossed share certificate.

To Gift a share simply click here.

25 March 2022

Create Belief to return to Johnny Murtagh this week

Create Belief's holiday is coming to an end and will return to Johnny Murtagh this weekend. The original plan was for her to return at the start of the new year, however the decision has been made to get her back into training earlier to aim at some early season targets.

She has thoroughly enjoyed her break both physically and mentally and it is a hugely exciting year ahead with her.

25 March 2022

Cheltenham preview 10th December 2021

Balko Des Flos and Potters Corner are back in action tomorrow in the 3pm race at Cheltenham, the Glenfarclas Crystal Cup Cross Country Handicap Chase live on ITV4 and Racing TV.

Read full article

25 March 2022

RacehorseClub Zoom Meeting Link 7pm Tonight

Please click here to join the Zoom call.

The passcode to join is 185342.

Please make sure you are on silent unless you wish to ask a question.

We look forward to seeing you at 7pm.

25 March 2022

RacehorseClub Members Zoom tomorrow at 7pm

To view all info please click here.
25 March 2022

Create Belief doing very well

Create Belief continues to enjoy her winter break and is doing very well. She has put plenty of condition on and will be an even more powerful filly next season.

25 March 2022

RacehorseClub members' Cheltenham experience

25 March 2022

Create Belief update

Create Belief continues to be in good form. She seems in very good form in herself and is enjoying her winter break.

25 March 2022

Create Belief in for the winter

Create Belief has enjoyed a few weeks being turned out in the paddocks each day which she has really enjoyed after a long season. She has already put on some weight and looks great.

25 March 2022

Create Belief enjoying her holiday

Create Belief is enjoying her holidays. She is at Spring Lodge Stud in County Limerick where Peter Molony, who looked after Balko Des Flos on his holidays this summer will oversee Create Belief.

She will return to Johnny Murtagh's in the new year to go back into training for the season ahead.

25 March 2022

Create Belief to miss QEII

Create Belief will not run in next Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot. Her trainer, Johnny Murtagh said today, “Create Belief will miss Ascot next week and will go on her holidays for the winter. She has been on the go all year and I think the long season has caught up with her. She hasn’t been sparkling in her training at home this week therefore I think it’s best if we finish her for the year and let her have a well-deserved holiday. It’s very disappointing as I feel she is a Group 1 filly in the making but competing against the top milers in Europe is a stiff task and you must be 100% going into a race like the QEII. She’s a big filly and I think she could be even better next season. She gave me my first Royal Ascot winner as a trainer and there’s more big days ahead in her. She’ll come back to me in the new year, and we’ll then plan for next season. I would like to thank all of her members for the support this season and I'm looking forward to welcoming many of you to the yard on 18th October.”

RacehorseClub’s Freddy Tylicki said, “Johnny thinks its time to give Create Belief a break and bring her back for next season. She’s been a superstar all year for her members. It’s disappointing she’ll miss Ascot, however RacehorseClub must be guided by Johnny Murtagh’s expertise. She will be back next season to contest the biggest races in the calendar so it’s exciting times ahead.”

Members of Create Belief will not be required to pay a renewal fee for next season. Memberships will roll over into 2022 at no extra cost.

25 March 2022

Ask Ed Part 5

RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin explains what does "on the bridle" mean?

25 March 2022

Create Belief scratched from Foret

Create Belief has been taken out of the Prix De La Foret at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. The plan will now be to head to Ascot for the QEII on 16th October.

RacehorseClub's Freddy Tylicki visited Johnny Murtagh's yard this morning for the latest update.

25 March 2022

Create Belief not confirmed for Sun Chariot

Create Belief has not been confirmed for the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday at the latest entry stage this morning. The ground is currently Good to Firm.

25 March 2022

Create Belief remains in QEII at Ascot

Create Belief has stayed in the QEII (Group 1) at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day on 16th October.

21 horses have stood their ground today at the latest forfeit stage. Updated entries can be seen here.

25 March 2022

Weather watch for Create Belief

"Create Belief continues to be in great form and I hope to run her next weekend either at Newmarket or ParisLongchamp. I'll be keeping an eye on the weather and hoping the rain arrives."

Johnny Murtagh

25 March 2022

Balko Des Flos Stable Visit

RacehorseClub welcomes members in Balko Des Flos to visit Henry De Bromhead's yard on Tuesday 5th October at 11am.

Members will be able to get up close and personal with Balko and see some of Henry's other stable stars.

Balko Des Flos is due to run in November at Cheltenham in the cross country chase.

Members of Balko Des Flos who would like to attend should register their interest with events@jsccomms.co.uk

Henry De Bromhead said "I'm really looking forward to welcoming RacehorseClub members to the yard. Balko is in fantastic form and I'm really looking forward to getting him back on the racecourse in November at Cheltenham."

Shares are still available in this year's Grand National runner-up.

25 March 2022

Ask Ed Part 4

RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin explains 'How is the race measured?'

25 March 2022

Create Belief in top form

"Create Belief continues to be in top form. It was unfortunate she was not able to take her chance last weekend due to unsuitable ground. It looks like the rain is coming as we go into the autumn. We'll look towards running in Group 1's at Newmarket on 2nd October or ParisLonghamp on 3rd October."

Johnny Murtagh

13 September 2021

Create Belief future plans

Hi All,

It was disappointing that we had to take CREATE BELIEF out of the Matron Stakes. We feel to win a Group 1 soft ground is a huge factor so we have the Sun Chariot in Newmarket on 2/10/21, the Prix de La Foret on 3/10/21 and the QE11 at Ascot on 16/10/21 to consider.

The ground will decide where she goes.

Best regards,

Johnny

13 September 2021

Twenty left in Matron after today's forfeit stage

Twenty horses remain in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday including Create Belief. The ground is currently Good to Firm, Good in Places with rain forecast over the next couple of days. She also has been given an entry in the Group 1 Prix Foret on 3rd October at ParisLongchamp, the same day as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

To view Matron Stakes entries please click here.

We expect shares in Create Belief to be sold out by tomorrow as there are only 10 shares left available in her.

13 September 2021

Create Belief prize money update

RacehorseClub is still awaiting payment for prize money for Create Belief's win at Royal Ascot.

As soon as payment is received from Horse Racing Ireland all members' accounts will be credited. Also, once payment is received from last night's win at Leopardstown, again prize money will be distributed.

13 September 2021

Create Belief wins once again Group 3 Desmond Stakes

Create Belief was a hugely impressive winner of the Group 3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown yesterday. She was drawn on the wide outside which meant she was pitched wide for the early stages of the race. She travelled supremely well and quickened clear, she idled towards the finish line once she thought she had done enough. Going into the race Johnny Murtagh was very confident of a big showing and she duly obliged. She was back on quicker ground yesterday which was a possible question mark but she handled it well. She obviously handles very soft ground extremely well but it was reassuring that she does not require just heavy ground.

Johnny Murtagh said "We thought she had come out of Royal Ascot really well. This was a big step up and we wanted to see if she can run to a rating of 110. There wasn't much pace in the race but Shane Kelly said he rode her like the best filly in the race. He said she quickened up and put the race to bed nicely. She idles a little bit and thinks she's done enough in front. She's in the Group 1 Matron Stakes on 11th September and that would look the obvious next step for her. People were talking about that good to yielding ground but if she couldn't go on that then we were in trouble. It was beautiful ground on the slow side of good. As we know she does handle extreme ground well but Shane said she handled that nicer ground very well."

Well done to all members, she really is a horse of a lifetime. The dream continues.

13 September 2021

Create Belief high resolution photos available

High-resolution photos of Create Belief winning the Desmond Stakes are available here.
13 September 2021

22 April 2021: Create Belief joins RacehorseClub

RacehorseClub is delighted to announce to its members that the hugely exciting, Create Belief has been purchased to race for RacehorseClub for the next 12 months. She will continue to be trained by Johnny Murtagh in Ireland.

A very impressive winner of her maiden on just her second start on 8th April at Gowran Park, she now heads to Navan on Sunday to run in the Salsabil Stakes (Listed). Johnny Murtagh believes she is capable of lining up at Royal Ascot in June. Further information and shares will be available this afternoon.

13 September 2021

08 June 2021: RacehorseClub's Royal Ascot horses preview

13 September 2021

Create Belief declared for Desmond Stakes

Create Belief has been declared for the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) over 1 mile for 3 year olds and up, on Thursday 12th August at Leopardstown.

She is drawn in stall 9 of 9 runners.

The race is at 6.30pm and is live on RacingTV.

Shane Kelly has been booked to ride as regular rider Ben Coen is suspended.

View racecard here on Racing Post

* All members in Create Belief will be entered into the owner’s ticket ballot.

Winners will be contacted today so please check your emails and your junk inbox.

Winners will also be contacted by telephone. Race preview will be available here this evening and will also be emailed out.

13 September 2021

Create Belief in great form after Leopardstown

Johnny Murtagh has reported that Create Belief has come out of Leopardstown in great form. She will now be targeted at the Group 1 Matron Stakes back at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Day, Saturday 11th September.

We are also in the process of finalising a date for the stable visit.

13 September 2021

Create Belief continues to thrive

Create Belief is in tremendous form and continues to thrive. Ben Coen rode her work earlier in the week and she went very well. The Matron Stakes (Group 1) at Leopardstown is still the plan for her on 11th September and as usual we will keep an eye on the weather. Hopefully the current heatwave in Ireland ends shortly and we get some rain.

Johnny

13 September 2021

Leopardstown owners ticket ballot winners

Huge congratulations to the following who have won owners tickets to go to Leopardstown tomorrow:

  • Ray Collins
  • Tim Lawrence
  • Aoife Deacon
  • Gerry Bolger
  • James Browne
  • Gail Browne

We wish you a fantastic evening’s racing supporting Create Belief.

13 September 2021

Create Belief prize money update

Good news! RacehorseClub have finally been paid prize money for Create Belief's Royal Ascot and Leopardstown wins. Members accounts will be credited with prize money due later this week once funds have been cleared. Thank you for your patience.

13 September 2021

18 June 2021: Create Belief - Royal Ascot

13 September 2021

Thursday evening Zoom with Johnny Murtagh and Brendan Walsh

RacehorseClub is delighted to invite you to a Zoom call on Thursday evening at 7pm hosted by Ed Chamberlin. Ed will be joined by Create Belief's trainer Johnny Murtagh ahead of the Matron Stakes on Saturday as well as The Lir Jet's new trainer Brendan Walsh who will be joining us from Kentucky ahead of his race on Saturday night. RacehorseClub's Freddy Tylicki will also be on the call to answer any questions you may have.

To join the call please use the link here.

13 September 2021

Create Belief entered in Desmond Stakes

Create Belief has been entered this morning in the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) for 3 year olds and upwards over a mile at Leopardstown on 12th August.

She will be entered in the Corrib Stakes (Listed) at Galway tomorrow. This race is next Tuesday, 27th July.

All is well with her and ready to run subject to ground conditions.

13 September 2021

Johnny Murtagh update

13 September 2021

Create Belief not declared for Galway

Morning everybody

I haven’t declared Create Belief for Galway on Tuesday this morning. The ground is good at the moment with only some possible showers forecast. I just don’t want to chance her up and down the undulations of Galway on ground which is going to be too quick for her. We’ll sit tight and wait until she gets her ideal conditions. She’s in very very good form we just have to be patient until the rain comes. We are in Ireland so there’s a great chance that we will get rain! I’ll be in touch with a plan going forwards.

Johnny Murtagh

13 September 2021

Create Belief in The Desmond Stakes - Preview

Create Belief is due to run tomorrow in the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) over 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up at Leopardstown, 6.30pm live on RacingTV.

View racecard here on Racing Post

Shane B Kelly has been booked to ride as regular jockey Ben Coen is suspended. Shane is Johnny Murtagh’s second jockey and was very keen for him to take the ride. Shane has already enjoyed plenty of success this season on some of Johnny’s best horses including Sonnyboyliston and Ottoman Emperor.

Create Belief is drawn in stall 9 of 9 runners.

Johnny has been very patient with the filly since Royal Ascot due to ground conditions being against her. It would have been very easy to have let her take her chance on quick ground, but he thinks so highly of her that he wants to look after her the best he possibly can.

The ground at Leopardstown is currently yielding with some rain forecast. Hopefully it doesn’t dry up too quickly tomorrow so she can take her chance.

We know that Create Belief relishes soft ground as we saw when winning at The Curragh in May and then again winning easily at Royal Ascot but ideally, Johnny needs to get a run into her before some hefty targets in the autumn. Johnny will walk the course before racing to make sure he is 100% happy with the ground but as things stand, she is expected to run.

Create Belief is the highest rated horse in the race on 110 and receives weight from all her rivals except Neptune Rock. She receives a sex allowance and also an age allowance for being a three year old against some older horses.

Tomorrow is a big step up in grade for her going from handicaps into a group race. She will need to raise her game, but Johnny believes she's improved plenty since Royal Ascot.

Real Appeal looks to be the main danger on paper for Jessica Harrington rated 109 having won a Group 3 at Leopardstown over 7 furlongs last time out but steps back up to a mile for the first time since last July.

Military Style for Aidan O’Brien is coming back from a 333-day absence, but you’d have thought will not be lacking fitness. He is an unexposed colt having only raced four times and is already a Group 3 winner.

Some of Ireland’s biggest trainers are in opposition including Ger Lyons, Jim Bolger Dermot Weld and Joseph O’Brien so to take on these names as well as some of the game’s biggest owners is a great thrill.

Johnny’s thoughts can be seen here:

We’re all very hopeful of a big run and if the rain does arrive, we’ll be disappointed if she didn’t win. She’s going to be a short price favourite so not much value to be had, however a win bet is recommended.

The main thing is she comes back safe and sound so we can all look forward to a fantastic autumn ahead.

We wish you all the very best of luck.

13 September 2021

Create Belief review

Create Belief before Desmond Stakes

Create Belief returning to the winners enclosure

13 September 2021

Create Belief out of Tipperary race

Create Belief has been taken out of the Fair Bridge Stakes at Tipperary on 26th August at today's forfeit stage. She will be aimed at the Matron Stakes (Group 1) at Leopardstown on 11th September.

13 September 2021

Royal Ascot prize money paid out

Prize money has now been credited to your account balance for Create Belief's Royal Ascot win. Leopardstown prize money will be with you shortly.

Please be reminded that from the total value of prize money won, the jockey and trainer percentages are deducted which is approximately 10% each.

13 September 2021

Leopardstown prize money paid out

Prize money for Create Belief’s win in the Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown has now been credited into your online account.

13 September 2021

18 June 2021: The Lir Jet - Royal Ascot

13 September 2021

Ask Ed Part 2

This week RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin explains "What does well drawn mean?"

13 September 2021

Create Belief not declared for Matron

Create Belief will not be declared for the Matron Stakes this morning. Johnny Murtagh feels that the ground is going to be too quick for her and would prefer to wait for her preferred softer conditions. There are plenty of options for her coming up in the autumn so all to look forward to. Johnny will still be joining the zoom this evening. We look forward to seeing you all at 7pm.

13 September 2021

Ask Ed Part 1

Racing jargon sometimes is difficult to understand so for the next couple of months every Friday we will post another 'Ask Ed'.

This week RacehorseClub and ITV Racing's Ed Chamberlin explains what 'Off the bridle' means.

13 September 2021

Create Belief declared for Kilboy Estate Stakes

Create Belief has been declared for the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) over 1 mile 1 furlong for 3 year old and up, fillies and mares on Sunday 18th July at The Curragh.

She is drawn in stall 2 of 8 runners.

The race is at 3.55pm and is live on RacingTV.

Ben Coen has been booked to ride.

3:55 Curragh (IRE) | Standard Racecard | 18 July 2021 | Racing Post

* All members in Create Belief will be entered into the owner’s ticket ballot.

Winners will be contacted after 12 noon today so please check your emails and your junk inbox. Winners will also be contacted by telephone. Race preview will be available here tomorrow

13 September 2021

Entries for Kilboy Estate Stakes

View entries for the Kilboy Estate Stakes at The Curragh: 3:55 Curragh (IRE) | Standard Racecard | 18 July 2021 | Racing Post

Declarations are due on Friday morning. If Create Belief is declared, the owners ticket ballot will take place before midday and winners notified by email and telephone.

The forecast looks set to be dry but we will continue to monitor closely.

13 September 2021

Update from Johnny Murtagh on Create Belief

13 September 2021

08 June 2021: Royal Ascot preview

Royal Ascot review

RacehorseClub is delighted to invite you to a members only Royal Ascot preview hosted by Ed Chamberlin.

The preview will start at 7pm sharp and finish at 8pm. The Zoom link will be posted in your members area on Thursday morning.

We look forward to seeing you there and feel free to get your questions ready for the panel.

13 September 2021

Royal Ascot Review on Instagram

Royal Ascot Review on Instagram

Royal Ascot Reviow on Instagram Wednesday 23rd June 7pm

13 September 2021

Create Belief Non Runner

Morning everyone,

Create Belief is a non runner in today’s Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh. Johnny didn’t believe that the ground is suitable after walking the course and she will now be aimed at the Corrib Stakes at Galway on 27th July.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll be in touch

13 September 2021

Create Belief entered in Corrib Stakes

Create Belief has been entered in the Corrib Stakes (Listed) at Galway next Tuesday.

View entries here
13 September 2021

Create Belief Prize Money Update

RacehorseClub is still waiting to be paid out the prize money won by Create Belief at Royal Ascot. As soon as the prize money is received from Horse Racing Ireland it will be distributed to members immediately.

13 September 2021

Ask Ed Part 3

RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin explains 'What is a handicap?'

13 September 2021

Create Belief Kilboy Estate Preview

Create Belief is due to run tomorrow in the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) over 1 mile 1 furlong for 3-year-olds and up fillies and mares at The Curragh, 3.55pm live on RacingTV.

Ben Coen has once again been booked to ride. She is drawn in stall 2 of 8 runners.

Create Belief is reported to be in fantastic shape ahead of tomorrow's race. The big question mark, as we all know, is the quicker ground. Having spoken to a couple of the jockeys riding at The Curragh today, they described it as beautiful good ground. The track is due to be watered again tonight to keep the ground as good.

We know that Create Belief relishes soft ground as we saw when winning at The Curragh in May and then again winning easily at Royal Ascot.

Johnny Murtagh knows the horse inside out and he will walk the track tomorrow before racing and he will make the decision whether or not to run her.

Create Belief is the highest rated filly in the race on 110 and gets 9 pounds allowance for being a three year old so purely on figures she looks to have a great chance.

Tomorrow is a big step up in grade and also a furlong longer in trip. She will need to raise her game but Johnny believes she's improved again since Royal Ascot.

Angel Power and Insinuendo both look to be obvious dangers. Angel Power trained by Roger Varian returns to the track from a 252 day break but is already a Listed, Group 2 and Group 3 winner.

Insinuendo was beaten just over 3 lengths in a Group 1 last time out at The Curragh which is extremely solid form.

If Johnny believes the ground is too quick, we will look towards the Corrib Stakes at Galway on 27th July.

We wish you all the very best of luck.

Create Belief is currently priced around 2/1 and it is advised to have a small win bet.

13 September 2021

Desmond Stakes Replay

13 September 2021

Create Belief has been entered in the following races this morning:

  • Fairy Bridge Stakes (Group 3) at Tipperary on 26th August
  • Sun Chariot (Group 1) at Newmarket 2nd October
  • QIPCO QE11 (Group 1) at Ascot 16th October

She is in the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) at Leopardstown on the 12th August, and tomorrow the Hurry Harriet (Listed) Stakes at Gowran Park on 11th August closes and we will make an entry for her there. She also has an entry in the Matron (Group 1) at Leopardstown on 11th September.

These are ALL subject to ground conditions and we will be guided by the weather.

"She is going very well, came out of her race in Ascot really well and we are ready to run her when conditions are right."
Johnny Murtagh

13 September 2021

Zoom link for tonight's Royal Ascot Preview

The event will start at 7pm sharp and all the major races of the meeting will be discussed, as well as updates on Create Belief and The Lir Jet.

[Zoom link for tonight's Royal Ascot Preview]

We can't wait to see you all later on.

13 September 2021

The Curragh owners ticket ballot winners 

Huge congratulations to the following who have won owners tickets to go to The Curragh on Sunday:

  • Aidan Bagnall
  • Mary Bagnall
  • Peter Greaney
  • Claire Greaney
  • Jason Byrne
  • Thomas Byrne
  • James Lawrence
  • Charlotte Lawrence

We wish you a fantastic day’s racing supporting Create Belief.