17 January 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. The star-studded panel will be announced later this week, but we can confirm that RacehorseClub ambassador Davy Russell is one member of the panel.

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

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

17 January 2022

The Lir Jet exercising yesterday morning

14 January 2022

Saudi Turf Sprint Entries

Please click here to see entries for the Saudi Turf Sprint. Entries can be seen on pages 22, 23 and 24. 

11 January 2022

The Lir Jet stepping up workload

The Lir Jet  continues to strive as his workload steps up. The entries for the Saudi Cup meeting will be out tomorrow.
31 December 2021

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.

 

24 December 2021

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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21 December 2021

The Lir Jet entered in Saudi Turf Sprint

The Lir Jet has been entered into the 1351 Turf Sprint in Saudi Arabia on 26th February.

The race is worth $1.5 million. Entries close on Wednesday 5th January.

Brendan Walsh reports The Lir Jet's training since returning from a break continues to be very exciting.

18 December 2021

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

15 December 2021

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.

15 December 2021

The Lir Jet continues to impress

The Lir Jet continues to impress since returning to Brendan Walsh. He is moving great and is full of himself which is hugely encouraging. He seems very happy.

09 December 2021

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

09 December 2021

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. 

08 December 2021

RacehorseClub Members Zoom tomorrow at 7pm

To view all info please click here.
03 December 2021

The Lir Jet back exercising this morning

29 November 2021

The Lir Jet on his way to Florida

The Lir Jet has left Kentucky and is on his way to Florida to return to Brendan Walsh.
25 November 2021

The Lir Jet to return to Brendan Walsh on Monday

The Lir Jet will return to Brendan Walsh on Monday. He has enjoyed a great holiday which has freshened him up no end and will commence training next week.
25 November 2021

The Lir Jet Kentucky Downs Prize Money

RacehorseClub is please to confirm that prize money will be paid into your members account next week for The Lir Jet's win at Kentucky Downs.
22 November 2021

RacehorseClub members Cheltenham experience

17 November 2021

The Lir Jet update

The Lir Jet looks very well and the break has done him the world of good. The plan is to bring him back into training in a month’s time.
02 November 2021

The Lir Jet update

The Lir Jet is enjoying time out in the paddock. He will be given time in the saltwater spa each day just to help him freshen up before going back into training in early December.
22 October 2021

The Lir Jet enjoying his break

The Lir Jet is enjoying his break. Brendan Walsh feels having some time off will do him the world of good before coming back into full work at the start of the new year.
08 October 2021

The Lir Jet to go on winter holiday

Brendan Walsh has reported today that The Lir Jet will now have his winter break. The Lir Jet suffered a slight setback back last week and Brendan feels it is wise to give him a break and aim for the Saudi Cup meeting at the end of February. 

Brendan said "The Lir Jet is fine, I just feel now is the time to give him a rest. He had his first race of the season in April so has been on the go for a long time now. He'll have a couple of months holiday before coming back into training with the aim being the 1351 Sprint at the Saudi Cup meeting in February worth $1 million. 

04 October 2021

Ask Ed Part 5

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

 

04 October 2021

The Lir Jet suffers slight setback

The Lir Jet has suffered a slight setback after his routine work at the weekend. It is nothing to be too concerned about but will require an easy week off exercise. He therefore will miss Keeneland this weekend and the Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine. Brendan will keep a close an eye on him and give an update later in the week with future plans.
02 October 2021

The Lir Jet entered in Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes

The Lir Jet has been entered into the Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes over 6 furlongs at Woodbine, Canada on Sunday 17th October. After looking at entries it is likely he will run in this race instead of Keeneland next weekend. 

Entries can be seen here. 

27 September 2021

The Lir Jet entered in Woodford Stakes at Keeneland

The Lir Jet has been entered in the Woodford Stakes (Grade 2) at Keeneland on Saturday 9th October. Entries can be seen here.

He will also be entered this week in the Nearctic Stakes (Grade 2) at Woodbine on 17th October. 

Brendan Walsh said "The Lir Jet is in great form and has trained very well since Kentucky Downs. He has been entered at Keeneland and I'll put him in at Woodbine (Canada) for the Nearctic over six furlongs. I'll make a decision in the next week which race to go for."

22 September 2021

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. 

21 September 2021

Ask Ed Part 4

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

 

14 September 2021

The Lir Jet on his way to victory in Franklin Simpson

14 September 2021

The Lir Jet in good shape after his win

"The Lir Jet has come out of his race on Saturday in good shape. His next run is penciled in to be on 9th October at Keeneland in a 5.5f Grade 2."

Brendan Walsh

12 September 2021

The Lir Jet storms home to win Franklin Simpson

The Lir Jet returned to winning form in the Grade 2 Franklin Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs on Saturday evening winning by a very comfortable 1 and 3/4 lengths.

Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, The Lir Jet never left the inside rail and finished his race very strongly to storm clear inside the final furlong.

Trainer Brendan Walsh said after the race: “I haven’t had The Lir Jet a very long time, but he came to me in very good shape from Michael Bell which made my job very easy. We just took him over when he got off the plane, and here we are.

I thought he was very impressive. It looked like he was always in control and got a great ride. It worked out great. I’m delighted for Qatar Racing who have now won this race for the third consecutive year, and also their partners in the horse, RacehorseClub and their members.

RacehorseClub have had an amazing start over in the U.K. and Ireland. Now Grade 2, Grade 3 and Royal Ascot winners not mentioning a runner up in the Grand National all within six months of launching. It’s great to be part of their team training this wonderful horse. We’ll see how he comes out of the race and make a plan going forwards.”

Tyler Gaffalione who took the ride said post race: “He broke sharp, grabbed a hold of the bit running up the hill. Even going down the hill he grabbed it a little more. I had to wait a little bit longer. He was taking me the whole way. As soon as a spot opened up he accelerated and finished the job."

A truly magnificent performance and huge congratulations to you all. It was not an easy decision to ship The Lir Jet to America but thankfully the planned has worked out and we thank you all for your continued support.

12 September 2021

The Lir Jet result and race replay

Please click the link below to view The Lir Jet’s result and race replay from the Franklin Simpson Stakes.


https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/usa/kd/2021/9/11/10/franklin-simpson-s-g2t

11 September 2021

Kentucky Downs betting and race coverage

William Hill and Unibet have the Franklin Simpson Stakes betting available. Members will be able to view the race on these websites. According to the Racing Post, the race will also be shown on Sky Sports Racing. The very best of luck tonight.
10 September 2021

The Lir Jet Franklin Simpson Stakes Preview

The Lir Jet runs tomorrow at Kentucky Downs in the Franklin Simpson Stakes (Grade 2). Tyler Gaffalione is booked to ride. The race is at 5.18pm Kentucky time and 11.18pm UK time. The race is over 6.5f on the turf and is worth $600k (he runs for $300k as not Kentucky-bred). 

A competitive race as you would expect for the grade. The two main contenders against The Lir Jet look to be Point By Me who is a Grade 1 winner having won the Secretariat Stakes and Miss Amulet who we are familiar with as she is a filly trained in Ireland by Ken Condon who has made the trip over.
The Lir Jet has a very good draw in stall 2 so the plan will be to make use of the draw and go forward. Tyler Gaffalione is a top jockey and has a very impressive strike rate around Kentucky Downs.
Brendan Walsh said "I'm very happy with The Lir Jet. The more time I've had him the more pleased I've become. He's settled in well and seems happy. I gave him a nice workout last weekend which put him spot on. I won the race last year with Guildsman and of the two horses, The Lir Jet would marginally be the better horse. It is a competitive race but I'd be disappointed if he wasn't in the mix.
Whatever he does tomorrow he will improve the more he gets used to the American training regime, however he's fit and well and ready for action. Fingers crossed he gives a good account of himself and runs a big race for you all."
It is advised to have an each way bet on The Lir Jet. 
08 September 2021

The Lir Jet continues to train well

"I'm happy with The Lir Jet. He continues to train well. I'm aiming to get him to Kentucky Downs as fresh as possible and I'm hoping for a big run on Saturday."

Brendan Walsh

07 September 2021

The Lir Jet tickets at Kentucky Downs

Any members of The Lir Jet who are based in America and would like to attend the races at Kentucky Downs on Saturday, please get in touch with us by filling in the contact form on the website stating name and contact details and we will organise admission tickets for you.

06 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

 

06 September 2021

Franklin Simpson Declarations

The Lir Jet has been drawn in stall 2 in the Franklin Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs on Saturday. Race time is 5.18pm Kentucky time. (11.18pm UK time). 

Tyler Gaffalione has been booked to ride. 

Declarations can be viewed here

06 September 2021

The Lir Jet on track for Kentucky Downs

The Lir Jet is on track to run at Kentucky Downs on Saturday in the Grade 2 Franklin Simpson Stakes. Here he is yesterday morning on the outside, working on the synthetic surface at Turfway Park. He worked 4 furlongs in 50 seconds. 

31 August 2021

Tyler Gaffalione booked to ride The Lir Jet

Top American jockey Tyler Gaffalione has been booked to ride The Lir Jet at Kentucky Downs on 11th September.
30 August 2021

Ask Ed Part 3

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

30 August 2021

The Lir Jet into exercise in America

The Lir Jet arrived at Brendan Walsh's barn at Turfway Park on Friday evening after clearing mandatory quarantine. He had a lead out to see his new surroundings on Saturday.

He did a light canter on the Turfway Park track on Sunday morning. He is in the second group on the near side. He looks tremendous and will only flourish with some more sun on his back.

Entries can be seen for the Franklin Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs on 11th September by downloading this PDF document

27 August 2021

The Lir Jet to leave quarantine this evening

The Lir Jet is fit and well in quarantine at Churchill Downs. He travelled to America very well. He will leave quarantine this evening and travel to Brendan Walsh's barn at Turfway Park.
25 August 2021

The Lir Jet safely arrived in America 

The Lir Jet has safely arrived in America and is in quarantine at Churchill Downs Racecourse. He travelled over very well and seems very settled. He will remain in quarantine until Friday evening before heading to Brendan Walsh.

23 August 2021

The Lir Jet all set for America

The Lir Jet's flight to America has been pushed back 24 hours until tomorrow. He is flying from Stansted Airport to Indianapolis. On arrival in America he will undergo 42 hours mandatory quarantine at Churchill Downs Racecourse.

He will be released from quarantine on Friday evening at which stage he will be transported to Brendan Walsh's barn at Turfway Park which is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes away.

He will then resume training in preparation for the Franklin Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs on 11th September.

17 August 2021

The Lir Jet ready for America

"The Lir Jet is due to leave Fitzroy House on Thursday 19th August before being prepared to fly to America. He is healthy and well and we hope he carries on his successful career in America.

It's been a pleasure to meet so many RacehorseClub members this season both on and off the racecourse and I wish you all the very best of luck with The Lir Jet going forward. I'm sure he'll make you all very proud."
Michael Bell

17 August 2021

Ask Ed Part 2

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

12 August 2021

The Lir Jet to continue career in America

The Lir Jet has not been declared this morning for the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. He has suffered a very slight setback which will mean he will miss his engagement.

RacehorseClub’s Freddy Tylicki said “The Lir Jet has suffered a very slight setback yesterday, its nothing to worry about but enough to rule him out of Saturday’s race which is unfortunate. After looking through the racing calendar for the rest of the season in England it has been decided that more suitable races are available in America with great prize money on offer. He will be trained by Brendan Walsh in Kentucky who is doing great over there.

Both RacehorseClub and Qatar Racing Limited have had long chats with Michael Bell and together we feel the move is the best way forward for the horse. Michael has done a marvellous job with The Lir Jet with the highlight winning the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last year. RacehorseClub will continue to support Michael as and when the right horse comes along.

We feel it is an exciting opportunity for our members in The Lir Jet with the possibility of having a Breeders Cup runner. He ran very well at Keeneland in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf over a mile last year, so it’ll be great if Brendan can get him to Del Mar."

The Lir Jet will ship to America on Monday 23rd August.

His first assignment will be the $600,000 Franklin Simpson Stakes (Grade 2) at Kentucky Downs over 6.5 furlongs on 11th September.

09 August 2021

The Lir Jet confirmed for Newbury on Saturday

The Lir Jet has remained in the BetVictor Hungerford Stakes (Group 2) on Saturday at today's confirmation of entry stage.

Michael Bell said this morning "The Lir Jet has been confirmed to run in the BetVictor Hungerford Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 7f on Saturday 14th August at Newbury, the 3.30pm race. He is in good form and hopefully will give a good account of himself."

Updated entries can be viewed here.

Declarations to run are due on Thursday morning at which stage the owners' ticket ballot will take place. All members of The Lir Jet will automatically be entered into the ballot and if successful will be notified by email and telephone.

Members are still welcome to go on their own accord to Newbury if unsuccessful in the ticket ballot and cheer on The Lir Jet by  purchasing tickets here.

06 August 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.

03 August 2021

The Lir Jet to head to Newbury

"The Lir Jet is training very well and seems to have gotten over his gelding operation. He looks great and I'm very pleased with him. The plan is to go to Newbury on 14th August to run in the Hungerford Stakes which is a Group 2 over 7 furlongs. He ran very well at Newbury earlier in the season in the Greenham so I'm hoping he'll be seen to good effect back on a track he's performed well at."
Michael Bell 

28 July 2021

The Lir Jet has been entered in the following races:

The Park Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 7f on Saturday 11th September at Doncaster, the 1.50pm race

The BetVictor Hungerford Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 7f on Saturday 14th August, the 3.30pm race.

27 July 2021

The Lir Jet continues to be in good shape

"The Lir Jet continues to be in good shape after his work at the weekend. The Hungerford at Newbury on 14th August is firmly the aim."
Michael Bell

27 July 2021

The Lir Jet continues to be in good shape

The Lir Jet continues to be in good shape after his work at the weekend. The Hungerford at Newbury on 14th August is firmly the aim. 

27 July 2021

The Lir Jet update

The Lir Jet continues to be in good shape.
24 July 2021

The Lir Jet set to miss Goodwood

The Lir Jet will skip the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday and instead be aimed at the Hungerford Stakes (Group 2) at Newbury on Saturday 14th August. Entries close for this race on Tuesday.

Michael Bell said “We’re going to give Goodwood a miss and go to Newbury instead. I’m really happy with The Lir Jet but I’d just like a little bit more time after his gelding operation and also the Lennox looks like it’s going to be a very hot contest. He ran brilliantly in the Greenham at Newbury earlier in the season so I believe he’ll go into that race with a really good chance.”
22 July 2021

The Lir Jet update

The Lir Jet looking tremendous this morning. He will work on Saturday morning and a decision will then be made as to whether he will line up in the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday.

22 July 2021

The Lir Jet this morning under regular work rider Seamus Flaherty

21 July 2021

The Lir Jet in the Lennox Stakes

The Lir Jet has been left in the Lennox Stakes (Group 2) at Glorious Goodwood after today’s confirmation of entry stage. Declarations to run are due on Sunday. 

Entries can be viewed here

19 July 2021

The Lir Jet to work this weekend

"The Lir Jet is in good form post gelding and is due to work at the weekend before deciding whether to go to the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood next Tuesday or give him a bit more time."

Michael Bell

13 July 2021

The Lir Jet back cantering

The Lir Jet has taken his gelding operation very well and is back doing routine canters. I will make a plan for his next assignment in the coming days.

Michael
05 July 2021

The Lir Jet back in light exercise

The Lir Jet has resumed cantering having been gelded last week. He seems fine in himself and is moving enthusiastically up the hill.
30 June 2021

30 June 2021: The Lir Jet gelding operation a success

"The Lir Jet has come out of his gelding operation well and the surgeon reports that it was a success. He will be monitored closely over the next week and will do some very light exercise to keep him ticking over before stepping up his work again. I will be in touch."
Michael

30 June 2021

30 June 2021: Criterion Stakes Replay

30 June 2021

30 June 2021: Commonwealth Cup Replay

22 June 2021

Royal Ascot Review on Instagram

Royal Ascot Review on Instagram

Royal Ascot Reviow on Instagram Wednesday 23rd June 7pm

18 June 2021

18 June 2021: Create Belief - Royal Ascot

18 June 2021

18 June 2021: The Lir Jet - Royal Ascot

10 June 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.

08 June 2021

08 June 2021: RacehorseClub's Royal Ascot horses preview

08 June 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.

22 April 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.