As well as providing useful information on the different facets of racehorse ownership, visitors are able to search for racing clubs and syndicates to suit them using the search function which filters results by cost and payment terms, location, their jump or flat preference, as well as the average number of club members and the numbers of horses in training. They are then able to view the club or syndicate’s unique online profile where they can find out more about what is offered and get in touch with the racing manager directly.
There is also a wealth of information on the site including a step-by-step guide of key points to consider when thinking about entering racehorse ownership for the first time and insight from current syndicate and racing club members on their experiences in a number of blogs and video case studies.
One of the key aims of the site is to demonstrate how affordable and accessible racehorse ownership can be, with visitors able to search for membership options from as little as £100 and with over 60 syndicates and racing clubs from across the UK to choose from. Each ownership entity is able to create their own online profiles and be listed on the site for free.
Rod Street, Chief Executive of Great British Racing said:
“As the exploits of Quiet Reflection and Mrs Danvers amongst many others show, being part of a syndicate or racing club is a brilliant way for race fans to take their love of the sport to the next level. However, some of the barriers to becoming involved have in the past included a lack of information on those first steps and the misconception that ownership is the domain of the super wealthy. In The Paddock debunks that myth and provides a simple mechanism for individuals and groups of friends to find clubs that will suit both them, and their pockets.”
Charlie Liverton, Chief Executive ROA said:
“Some of the key findings of the ROA’s 2016 national racehorse owners survey showed how important the social aspect and excitement associated with shared ownership is. This is a key driver for the retention and acquisition of new owners. This initiative showcases the qualities that shared ownership offers and provides an excellent first step for anyone considering owning a share in a racehorse and enjoying the benefits that this brings.”
Dan Abraham, Chairman of Racehorse Syndicates Association (RSA) and Syndicate Manager of Foxtrot Racing said:
“I am delighted that In The Paddock has been created to showcase all the benefits of belonging to a syndicate or racing club in the UK and its centralised promotion. This will help to drive interest and engagement in shared racehorse ownership. In The Paddock is great initiative and something we, Racing Syndicates Association (RSA) will be fully supporting.”