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A one-off payment of currently between £59 and £96 covers RacehorseClub membership for the agreed duration in your chosen horse. Membership includes your welcome pack, regular horse reports from the trainer, an opportunity to visit the stables, owners day ballots and video updates. When the horse runs all members will be invited to enter into a ballot to experience attending the meeting as an owner, this will range from the opportunity to enter the paddock and meet the jockey and trainer to receiving discounted tickets to the meeting. In 2021 members had a 33% chance of winning an owners' badge in the ballots.

Our target average is 3,000 shares per horse club.

No. There is no further commitment for the rest of the agreed period. Once you have paid the one-off fee for your share you can enjoy the journey without the thought of having to pay more money.

No. All the costs (including registration fees, training fees, entry fees, gallop fees, transport, jockey, veterinary, farrier, dental and physio fees, mortality insurance etc.) are all covered by the one-off fee. If you wish to watch your horse run in person, and you are not fortunate enough to be allocated an owner’s badge in the ballot, you can choose to go racing under your own steam and will have to purchase admission to the course. We will offer some free and discounted general admission tickets on occasions.

You will be a member of RacehorseClub and have all the benefits of an owner in your selected horse for the duration of the agreed period. You will also get your share percentage of prize money. With your club membership, which is included in the share price, you will receive a RacehorseClub members pack which includes a welcome booklet, Club key-ring, Club race day badge, a Club pen, RacehorseClub membership card and an official personalised share certificate. You also get a photograph of your horse with its pedigree on the reverse side.

No. A welcome pack is sent out with the first share purchase only. Existing members that purchase additional shares will not receive additional welcome packs. They will however receive a new photo and share certificate for each additional share purchased.

Yes. RacehorseClub gift shares make great gifts for friends or family. Purchase a gift share from the merchandise page. We will then email the voucher directly to them with a message from you.

No. Each share must be registered in the name of one person only. All shares are non-transferable.

To make all who purchase a share feel involved in every aspect of the horse from training to race day and to share that enjoyment and experience with other like-minded fans as a first step in racehorse ownership. The price point chosen is designed to make this as accessible as possible whether as a treat to yourself or as the ideal gift.

No.

You will receive extremely regular written updates from the trainer, plus photos and videos of your horse. You will see your entries and declarations as well as receiving race previews and reports, plus much more. All this information about your horse will be in your members area.

This will be decided by your trainer.

We will inform members as soon as we receive an entry or declaration update, they will be updated in your private members area and through email. Entries are usually due six days before race day and declarations two days before race day. However, for some of the biggest races of the year, often they close a while before the race is due to be run.

Prize money is distributed amongst the members in each horse. You will get the prize money share equivalent to the percentage that you own in the horse club.

Yes. We will arrange stable visits to all our trainers to see the horses. If oversubscribed which is unlikely, attendance will be decided by ballot.

We give away owner’s tickets via a ballot. When declarations are made, members are invited to enter the ballot by emailing us. Even if you are not lucky enough to receive an owner’s ticket, lots of our members will still choose to attend the racecourse to watch their horse run from the stands. We will also be working with racecourses to allow our members to purchase discounted tickets when they have a runner.

You will receive one chance in any ballot for every share that you own in that horse club. So, if you have five shares you are more likely to win in the ballot as you will have five chances.

The official description of RacehorseClub silks is as follows: navy, maroon and yellow geometric shapes, orange collar and cuffs. Depending on which club horse you are in, some horses will wear RacehorseClub silks, and some will wear the silks of our partners.

When we purchase a horse in training, we will usually keep it with their current trainer. However, there may be occasions when we decide to send it somewhere else. When purchasing un-raced horses, we will look to send them to the best trainers in the world.

RacehorseClub’s aims is to provide a unique opportunity for regular and casual racing fans to experience the thrill of involvement in some of the calendar's major races with some of the best horses for an affordable outlay. RacehorseClub is a racing club for people who want to pay a fee to experience the benefits of racehorse ownership. RacehorseClub is managed and administered by the club managers and it is RacehorseClub itself as opposed to its members that owns the equity of the horses.

No.

No refund will be provided if a horse does not make it to the racecourse.

All RacehorseClub horses are covered for mortality insurance. We should be able to make a claim in the event of the death of the horse at any point during its racing career. In the event of a claim and RacehorseClub being paid out, all funds received would be distributed back to RacehorseClub.

RacehorseClub shares last for the duration of the agreed period. At the end of this period, the share will cease to be valid.

Racehorse welfare is a huge priority for RacehorseClub. We will make strenuous efforts to ensure that when a RacehorseClub horse is retired it is found a loving home.

No. A club share is active only during a horse’s racing career. RacehorseClub membership will not bring any involvement in subsequent breeding activities.

Your account balance will be displayed when you log in to your RacehorseClub account.

You can spend your account balance on a new share or on RacehorseClub merchandise. Alternatively, you can withdraw the balance.

You can change your details via our website, after you have logged in to your members area.

A RacehorseClub representative will usually be present whenever a RacehorseClub horse runs. When we allocate your owners badge, we will send you an itinerary and contact details for the day.

Different racecourses vary. Details can be found on the racecourse’s websites.

Depending on availability we try to make two badges available so you can enjoy the day with a friend.

More or less anywhere, including the paddock, to meet your trainer and jockey when your horse is parading before the race, as well as bars and restaurants restricted to owners and trainers.

Please contact us via our contact form. We aim to answer all emails within 24 hours. Alternatively please call our helpline on +44 (0)78 8441 8510. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 17:30.