There really is nothing like watching your horse out on the gallops on a chilly British morning, or feeling the pride as you stand in the parade ring briefing the jockey with final instructions, or the outpouring of joy as your horse is the first past the finishing post.

Owning a racehorse can be an exhilarating roller coaster of emotions. For those that can afford it, with these words of caution duly noted, the focus can turn to dreaming of finding the next Derby or National winner.

Reality sits somewhere between these extremes and most racehorse owners who enter the sport with sensible expectations experience the highs and lows of being at the heart of one of the oldest professional sports that exists.

Your Racehorse

You may already own one or more racehorses and be looking for a change of trainer, or you may be new to racing and be looking for your first racehorse. Single owners, joint owners and racing partnerships are all equally welcome.

We will happily work with your existing bloodstock agent, introduce you to a bloodstock agent who specialises in the type of horse you are after or provide you with the benefit of our many years of experience in helping you choose a horse yourself.

The Costs

We make our charges fair, value for money and simple to understand:-

In training - £38 per day

Out of training - £25 per day

Our charges are inclusive of:-

  • Food supplements
  • Gallop fees (at Blythe Stables or on trips out)
  • Transport costs for training days out
  • Jockey’s riding out fees

The only additional costs are:-

  • Vet’s costs
  • Farrier’s costs
  • Race entry and jockey fees
  • BHA and Weatherby’s fees
  • Race day transport costs
  • Initial costs eg for owner’s jockey silks etc

Prize money is distributed in accordance with the rules of the British Horse Racing association.

There is an incentive payment to encourage racing on a Sunday, typically £100. This is split equally between the owner and the yard, to cover the additional overtime for staff on what is usually their day off.

The above additional costs are recharged at cost, with race day transport charged at £1.10 per mile for UK race meetings. Overseas races are subject to individual quotation.

All fees are subject to VAT in addition. Invoices are paid monthly in advance, by regular standing order with quarterly adjustment for over/under payment.