Asked By: Lucas Hill Date: created: May 08 2023

How did the Grand National finish

Answered By: Cody Watson Date: created: May 09 2023

Who won the Grand National 2023? – Corach Rambler stormed to victory in the Randox Grand National to the delight of trainer Lucinda Russell and jockey Derek Fox. Backing up success at last month’s Cheltenham Festival, the nine-year-old negotiated a chaotic race to validate its pre-race status as a 8-1 favourite.

The iconic race was delayed by around 15 minutes after protestors from Animal Rising got on to the track. Corach Rambler grabbed the lead over the last hurdle and then pulled away from a final test launched by Vanillier and Gaillard Du Mesnil, who finished second and third. A brave effort from last year’s winner Noble Yeats, despite a big weight, secured an impressive fourth.

It was a second victory in the world’s greatest steeplechase for Russell and Fox, after One For Arthur in 2017. Mike Jones 15 April 2023 18:45 1681582109

Has a girl ever won the Grand National?

RACHAEL BLACKMORE REWRITES THE HISTORY BOOKS – Rachael Blackmore rewrote the history books yet again to become the first female jockey to win the Randox Grand National as she and Minella Times gave owner JP McManus a second win in the iconic race. Minella Times had been backed into 11-1 for the world’s greatest steeplechase after Blackmore rode six winners at last month’s Cheltenham Festival to win the leading jockey award.

How much did the Grand National winner get?

How much prize money the Grand National winning jockey and trainer will get The Grand National is the biggest horse race of the year and a lucrative prize pot is up for grabs, with the top ten finishers all earning a cut All you need to know ahead of 2023 Grand National The most prestigious race on the National Hunt calendar will take place on Saturday, with 40 horses all competing to win the,

The race is being staged for the 175th time and last year’s champion Noble Yeats will be looking to win the race again this time around. The prize money on offer has increased in recent years and was upped to a whopping £1m in 2014. Whoever wins the Grand National will take home a £561,300 cut of that prize pot, with only the top ten finishers earning any money.

The runner-up will bank £211,100, while the third-placed horse will earn £105,500. Since the pot was set at £1m in 2014 it has only dropped below that threshold once. That occurred in 2021 when the Covid pandemic meant spectators could not visit Aintree and watch the race.

  • As a result, the money on offer dropped by 25 percent to £750,000.
  • Ain’t That A Shame is currently the favourite with bookmakers after it was announced that Rachael Blackmore, who won the 2021 Grand National on Minella Times, would be riding the nine-year-old.
  • And Blackmore is feeling confident about her chances, describing the Henry de Bromhead trained horse as having a “lovely profile for the race”.

“I love the Grand National,” she said in her blog. “It’s a class race, and all that goes with it. All the history. And it’s a great feeling, getting ready for the race again, knowing that I was lucky enough to win it before. Ain’t That A Shame has a lovely profile for the race.

Rachael Blackmore is feeling confident about her chances on Ain’t That A Shame ( Jon Super/AP/REX/Shutterstock) “He was unlucky to be just beaten in the Munster National at Limerick in October, and it wasn’t my best day in the saddle when I finished fourth on him in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.

But he won nicely at Gowran the last day, and it was no harm that the runner-up came out and won at Fairyhouse there at the weekend. “You don’t really know how a horse will handle the track or the fences until you get out there, but he had a pop over the National fences at The Curragh, and he went well.

I’d be confident that he will take to the fences fine. He travels well through his races, which is a big help. “You’re just hoping that you can get into a nice position and find a nice racing rhythm over the first few fences. I am hopeful that he can. After that, you never know, it’s the Grand National, but he has his chance and I’m very much looking forward to it.” Around 75 percent of the money paid out is thought to go to the owner, with the trainer pocketing close to 10 percent.

Most jockeys also tend to have agreement with owners to earn a percentage of any prize money that they win.

Has a 7 year old ever won the Grand National?


The very first winner Lottery (1839) was made 5/1 favourite following his earlier success in the Cheltenham Steeplechase. Another successful 19th century punt came in 1866 when owner/ trainer Edward Studd had £1,000 at 40/1 about Salamander. His £40,000 winnings would equate to nearly £3 million at today’s values. Manifesto hit the bookies hard on both occasions he won the Grand National, in 1897 and 1899. He was sent off 6/1 favourite for his first win when owned by heavy-gambling Irish solicitor Harry Dyas. He was 5/1 second favourite two years later when scoring for new owner John Bulteel. The 4/1 favourite was his half-sister Gentle Ida, who fell. A confident Vincent O’Brien told owner Joe ‘Mincemeat’ Griffin to have a good bet on Early Mist in the 1953 race. Griffin won £100,000 when his horse came in and he also owned the 1954 winner Royal Tan, trained by O’Brien too. Prolific gambler Terry Ramsden bet £50,000 each-way at 8/1 about Mr Snugfit in the 1986. The horse, who was also combined in doubles and trebles, returned a profit when coming fourth. Papillon’s success in 2000 for trainer Ted Walsh and his jockey son Ruby was a popular victory. Tipped by the Racing Post’s Pricewise column at 33/1 on the morning of the race, he was sent off at 10/1 by race time. Part-owner Mike Futter estimated his total winnings were £800,000 when Monty’s Pass scored in 2003. The five-person Dee Racing syndicate netted over £1 million on the winner, who started at 16/1 but had been backed down from 66/1 by his owners.

100/1 Mon Mome (2009), Foinavon (1967), Caughoo (1947), Gregalach (1929) and Tipperary Tim (1928).66/1 Auroras Encore (2013), Ayala (1963), Russian Hero (1949), and Rubio (1908).50/1 Noble Yeats (2022), Last Suspect (1985), Anglo (1966), Sheila’s Cottage (1948) and Forbra (1932).

Poethlyn (1919) at 11/4 Huntsman (1862) at 3/1 Roquefort (1885) at 100/30

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GRAND NATIONAL WEIGHTS 12st 7lb carried by four winners to victory in the Grand National: Poethlyn (1919), Jerry M (1912), Manifesto (1899) and Cloister (1893). This is a record that will not be broken as the top-weight was lowered to 12st in 1956, then went down to 11st 12lb in 2002 and to 11st 10lb in 2009.

Since Poethlyn, only four horses have triumphed with 12st or more – Red Rum (12st in 1974), Reynoldstown (12st 2lb in 1936), Golden Miller (12st 2lb in 1934) and Sprig (12st 4lb in 1927).9st 6lb by Freetrader in 1856. The minimum weight now is 10st, regardless whether a horse’s rating merits less (termed “racing from out of the handicap”).

The race’s popularity in recent years has seen few entries from out of the handicap make the final field. The Randox Grand National is the only race where the official handicapper specially frames the weights, often taking into account past Aintree form.

The weights are announced at a launch in February and do not change afterwards as there are no penalties for success after that time. British Horseracing Authority Head of Handicapping Martin Greenwood has framed the weights since 2019. Smith has encouraged the best horses to take part by compressing the weights at the top of the handicap since 2001 – giving them a more lenient mark than their official rating, mainly because of the race’s long distance.

He was rewarded with the closest finish in Grand National history in 2012 when Neptune Collonges defied 11st 6lb to beat Sunyhillboy by a nose, while Many Clouds, the 2015 Grand National winner, carried 11st 9lb, the highest victorious weight since Red Rum’s 12st in 1974.

SMALLEST NUMBER OF FINISHERS Two, in 1928 when 42 started, with Tipperary Tim beating the remounted Billy Barton by a distance. Three finished in both 1913 and 1951. The remounting of horses was banned in all races by the British Horseracing Authority in November, 2009. MOST FINISHERS 23 in 1984, from 40 starters.

There were 22 finishers in 1963, 1987 and 1992. MOST RUNNERS 66 in 1929, while 57 lined up in 1947. The maximum field size is now 40. LEAST RUNNERS 10 in 1883 Three different grey horses have won the Grand National four times:

The Lamb (1868 and 1871), Nicolaus Silver (1961) Neptune Collonges (2012).


1997 Suny Bay (2nd) 1998 Suny Bay (2nd) 2002 What’s Up Boys (2nd) 2002 Kingsmark (4th) 2008 King Johns Castle (2nd)

WINNERS (13) Charity (1841), Miss Mowbray (1852), Anatis (1860), Jealousy (1861), Emblem (1863), Emblematic (1864), Casse Tete (1872), Empress (1880), Zoedone (1883), Frigate (1889), Shannon Lass (1902), Sheila’s Cottage (1948) and Nickel Coin (1951).

  1. PLACED SINCE 1951 Gentle Moya (2nd 1956), Tiberetta (3rd 1957, 2nd 1958 & 4th 1959), Miss Hunter (3rd 1970), Eyecatcher (3rd 1976 and 1977), Auntie Dot (3rd 1991), Ebony Jane (4th 1994) and Dubacilla (4th 1995).
  2. GRAND NATIONAL LENGTHS The Grand National race is 4 miles, 2 ½ furlongs.
  3. SHORTEST WINNING DISTANCE Neptune Collonges by a nose from Sunnyhillboy in 2012.

FURTHEST WINNING DISTANCE A distance – Cloister (1893), Covertcoat (1913), Shaun Splash (1921), Tipperary Tim (1928), Mr What (1958) and Red Marauder (2001). GRAND NATIONAL RUNNING TIMES FASTEST GRAND NATIONAL TIME Mr Frisk (1990) 8m 47.8s. SLOWEST GRAND NATIONAL TIME Lottery (1839) 14m 53s.

  • MOST COMMON WINNING AGE Nine-year-olds have won 45 of the 169 runnings of the Grand National where the winner’s age was recorded.
  • The best recent record is by 11-year-olds, accounting for three of the last five winners – Neptune Collonges (2012), Auroras Encore (2013) and Pineau De Re (2014).
  • OLDEST WINNER Peter Simple (1853), aged 15.

YOUNGEST WINNER Alcibiade (1865), Regal (1876), Austerlitz (1877), Empress (1880) and Lutteur III (1909) were all aged five. Since 2012, only seven-yearolds and upwards can take part. In 2022, Noble Yeats became the first seven year old to win since Bogskar in 1940.

Did all the horses survive Grand National 2023?

Four Horses Die at the Grand National Festival 2023 Envoye Special, Dark Raven, Hill Sixteen and Hullnback have died at the Grand National Festival this year. The death toll continues to rise each year, claiming more lives. Since 2010, 36 horses have died at the Grand National Festival.

Asked By: Jake Hernandez Date: created: Nov 25 2023

Who is favourite to win grand national 2023

Answered By: Edward Barnes Date: created: Nov 26 2023

Previous Grand National favourites’ results –

Year Favourite’s name Starting odds Finishing position
2023 Corach Rambler 8/1 fav Won
2022 Any Second Now 15/2 fav 2nd
2021 Cloth Cap 11/2 fav Pulled up
2019 Tiger Roll 4/1 fav Won
2018 Total Recall 7/1 fav Pulled up
2017 Blaklion 8/1 fav 4th
2016 The Last Samuri & Many Clouds 8/1 joint favs 2nd & 16th
2015 Shutthefrontdoor 6/1 fav 5th
2014 Double Seven & Teaforthree 10/1 joint favs 3rd & Unseated rider
2013 Seabass 11/2 13th
2012 Seabass & Shakalakaboomboom 8/1 joint favs 3rd & 9th
Asked By: Ronald Howard Date: created: Feb 03 2023

Who is Favourite to win the Grand National

Answered By: Peter Butler Date: created: Feb 05 2023

GRAND NATIONAL 2024 RUNNERS – Below you can view the top ten Grand National Runners with their ante-post odds. Antepost odds listed on this page are taken from Paddy Power on 15/04/2023. No horse is guaranteed a position in the race until the final declaration stage (11/04/2024). NO: – | FORM: U1-5411 | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: L. RUSSELL Lucinda Russell’s star, Corach Rambler, clinched the Grand National in 2023. Currently the bookies’ favourite, the question remains: will this champion rise to the challenge at Aintree once more? NO: – | FORM: 25521- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: M. BRASSIL After a commendable 2nd place finish behind Corach Rambler at the Ultima Handicap Chase, Fastorslow is set to tackle the Aintree fences for the first time. He’s a strong contender for each-way bets, but questions linger about his stamina for the marathon journey. NO: – | FORM: 22441- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: W P MULLINS I Am Maximus has a knack for finishing in the money. After a triumphant run in the Irish Grand National in 2023, he’s set to conquer Aintree’s big fence. And much like his namesake from the Gladiator movie, he’s here to declare, ‘Are you not entertained?’ NO: – | FORM: B23U- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: W P MULLINS Mr Incredible suffered an unfortunate saddle slip in the 2023 Grand National and is back with something to prove. While he might have been down on his luck last year, he’s poised for a potential comeback in 2024. However, the shadow of doubt still lingers. NO: – | FORM: 01443F5- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: M BRASSIL Panda Boy, narrowly missing a 4th place finish in the 2023 Irish Grand National, is set to venture beyond Irish shores for the first time. While his performance in Ireland has been commendable, the Aintree course’s challenges remain uncharted territory for him. NO: – | FORM: 636F22- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: G CROMWELL Having clinched second behind Corach Rambler in the last Grand National, Vanillier is poised for another Aintree challenge. Though the handicapper might add to his load for 2024, he remains a noteworthy contender. NO: – | FORM: 21313- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: WP MULLINS After a gutsy third-place finish in the last Grand National, Gaillard Du Mesnil is back with renewed vigor. With his proven ability to stay on strongly, he’s certainly in the mix for the 2024 showdown NO: – | FORM: 1234121-5 | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 6 | TRAINER: E MULLINS The young Feronily is stepping into the spotlight, but the Aintree course might be a leap given his experience. The extended trip poses concerns and he’s got some boxes yet to tick. NO: – | FORM: P11344-7 | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: E MULLINS The odds for Noble Yeats in the 2024 Grand National might surprise many, especially considering his stellar past performances. With a victory in 2022 and a 4th place finish last year, he’s primed for another strong run. And with bookmakers extending payouts to five and six places, he’s shaping up to be a wise each-way bet. NO: – | FORM: 1361U- | WEIGHT: – | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: G. ELLIOTT Delta Work’s journey in the 2023 Grand National was abruptly halted at the 21st fence, but with a prior 3rd place finish at Aintree, he’s not to be underestimated. Will this be his year to shine?

Who won 5.15 Aintree?

Published : 17:02, 15 Apr 2023 Updated : 17:12, 16 Apr 2023

CORACH RAMBLER was victorious in this year’s Grand National race at Aintree and will take home the HUGE £1million prize! Here is how every horse finished right here, or check out Sun Racing’s Grand National live blog for the latest race updates. 2 Corach Rambler wins the Grand National 2023

Who fell grand national 2023?

Full list of those who didn’t finish by either falling or being unseated: – Any Second Now, Galvin, Fury Road, Capodanno, Delta Work, Sam Brown, Lifetime Ambition, Coko Beach, Longhouse Poet, Darasso, The Big Breakaway, Gape Gentleman, Diol Ker, Velvet Elvis, Mr Incredible, Cloudy Glen, Hill Sixteen, Gabbys Cross, Recite A Prayer, Eva’s Oskar, Dunboyne, Back On The Lash.

Who saved the Grand National?

Red Rum “saved” the Grand National after costly error fuelled dramatic finish How Red Rum denied Crisp in the final yards of the Grand National 50 years ago and became the people’s horse Tiger Roll enjoys second career after horse racing retirement Fifty years on and Richard Pitman is again reliving the most agonising and dramatic 494 yards in sporting history.

  • His horse Crisp, a 10-year-old ­carrying 12st, jumped the last fence of the 1973 Grand National clear of Red Rum, an eight-year-old with 23lb less on his back.
  • Pitman talks about the sound of the challenger’s hooves growing louder and him making “a terrible error” on a run-in that is just shy of 500 yards.

The hugely popular jockey, who went on to ­become a much-respected broadcaster with the, says he has had to live with his “mistake” for the rest of his life. Watch the race back and it is clear ­Pitman is being extremely harsh on ­himself. But the significance of that final ­quarter of a mile can never be overstated – Red Rum was not only galloping past a desperately tired Crisp, who had run himself almost to a standstill, he was beginning the journey into the consciousness of the wider public.

  • The 1973 win was followed by another in 1974 and a famous third in 1977, a year which ended with Rummy ­walking into the BBC Sports Personality of the Year studio.
  • He had become the People’s Horse.
  • But he had also helped the long process of saving the Grand ­National as a sporting institution.
  • Even when Red Rum was rewriting its record books, the Grand National was an event under threat from complicated ownership issues and social unrest.

There had been strikes, a three-day week and a property developer, Bill Davies, bought Aintree and tripled ­admission prices. Very few came to watch the 1975 race. But Red Rum appealed to a bigger audience, following his ­second victory in 1974 with runners-up finishes in ’75 and ’76 before that ­defining third triumph in ’77.

After his heroics, the race had to go on. ( Popperfoto via Getty Images) “Red Rum probably saved the ­National,” said Pitman. When his trainer Ginger McCain died in 2011, Peter O’Sullevan said: “He will always be remembered for Red Rum and rightly so because he and the horse ­appeared absolutely at the right time and were very much instrumental in saving the National at a period when it was very much in peril.” But, while Red Rum would go on to win the hearts and minds of the sporting ­nation, emotions were torn when he overhauled Crisp, a chaser who had ­arrived from ­Australia a couple of years earlier, in the closing yards of the 127th running of the great race.

In the build-up to the ­anniversary of that epic contest, Pitman, now 80, had talked the official Aintree social-media channels through the ­astonishing finale. “At the start of the second circuit, we must have been 20 lengths clear,” he ­recalled. “I could hear Michael O’Hehir say, ‘Crisp and Dick Pitman are 25 lengths in front of the field’.

I could not hear another horse. But we jumped the last and we could hear, now, a challenger, which ­happened to be Red Rum. “Then, I made a boyish mistake. I should not have tapped him. It was a ­terrible error, which I have lived with all my life.” Pitman had “tapped” Crisp with his whip and the horse ­appeared to veer left, ­losing valuable ground.

He was eventually pipped by three-quarters of a length. In those days, the ­winner and placed horses would walk back through the crowds and both Red Rum and his jockey Brian Fletcher, and Crisp and Pitman were given heroes’ receptions. They deserved them.

Asked By: William Cook Date: created: Aug 08 2023

How much do jockeys get paid

Answered By: Jose Howard Date: created: Aug 08 2023

Prizemoney – Jockeys also get a proportion of the prizemoney won by the horses they ride. For the most valuable races this can be very lucrative. A jockey lower down the championship tables can significantly boost his earnings with victory in, for example, the Grand National or one of the big races on the Flat.

How the riders’ prizemoney percentages are calculated is quite complicated and varies depending on the type of race. There are also differences depending on how many places prizemoney is paid in those races. As a general rule of thumb, Flat jockeys receive 8.5 per cent of the advertised win prizemoney and 2.61 per cent of the place prizemoney.

Jump jockeys generally receive around 11.03 per cent of the win fund and 3.44 per cent of the place prizemoney.

Asked By: Fred Alexander Date: created: May 05 2024

Who was the youngest Grand National winner

Answered By: Brian Bennett Date: created: May 06 2024

7. Young and Oldest Winning Jockeys – The youngest jockey to win the Grand National was Bruce Hobbs, who won the renowned race in 1938 at the age of 17. Almost 50 years later, Dick Saunders, who was 48 at the time, won the race aboard 7-1 favourite Grittar, making him the oldest jockey to ride a National winner.

Asked By: Harold Griffin Date: created: Jan 12 2024

Which Grand National winner was kidnapped

Answered By: Jesse Davis Date: created: Jan 13 2024

For places with similar names, see Shergarh,

Shergar in 1981
Sire Great Nephew
Grandsire Honeyway
Dam Sharmeen
Damsire Val de Loir
Sex Stallion
Foaled 3 March 1978
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder HH Aga Khan IV
Owner HH Aga Khan IV
Trainer Michael Stoute
Record 8: 6–1–0
Major wins
Guardian Classic Trial (1981) Chester Vase (1981) Epsom Derby (1981) Irish Derby (1981) King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1981)
Timeform rating: 140
Shergar Cup on Ascot Racecourse

Shergar (3 March 1978 – c. February 1983 ) was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse, After a very successful season in 1981 he was retired to the Ballymany Stud in County Kildare, Ireland. In 1983 he was stolen from the stud, and a ransom of £2 million was demanded; it was not paid, and negotiations were soon broken off by the thieves.

  1. In 1999 a supergrass, formerly in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), stated they stole the horse.
  2. The IRA has never admitted any role in the theft.
  3. The Aga Khan, Shergar’s owner, sent the horse for training in Britain in 1979 and 1980.
  4. Shergar began his first season of racing in September 1980 and ran two races that year, where he won one and came second in the other.

In 1981 he ran in six races, winning five of them. In June that year he won the 202nd Epsom Derby by ten lengths —the longest winning margin in the race’s history. Three weeks later he won the Irish Sweeps Derby by four lengths; a month after that he won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by four lengths.

In his final race of the year he came in fourth, and the Aga Khan took the decision to retire him to stud in Ireland. After Shergar’s Epsom Derby win, the Aga Khan sold 40 shares in the horse, valuing it at £10 million. Retaining six shares, he created an owners’ syndicate with the remaining 34 members.

Shergar was stolen from the Aga Khan’s stud farm by an armed gang on 8 February 1983. Negotiations were conducted with the thieves, but the gang broke off all communication after four days when the syndicate did not accept as true the proof provided that the horse was still alive.

In 1999 Sean O’Callaghan, a former member of the IRA, published details of the theft and stated that it was an IRA operation to raise money for arms. He said that very soon after the theft, Shergar had panicked and damaged his leg, which led to him being killed by the gang. An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph concluded that the horse was shot four days after the theft.

No arrests have ever been made in relation to the theft. Shergar’s body has never been recovered or identified; it is likely that the body was buried near Aughnasheelin, near Ballinamore, County Leitrim, In honour of Shergar, the Shergar Cup was inaugurated in 1999.

Asked By: Landon Thomas Date: created: Mar 27 2024

How much does a jockey get paid in the Grand National

Answered By: Bruce Thomas Date: created: Mar 30 2024

How much do jockeys get paid? – Winning jockeys of the Grand National on average receive around eight percent of the first place winnings, while second normally gets four percent. This means riding a winner at the Grand National will bag a jockey around £45,000.

  1. During the National Hunt season, some riders will receive around just £200 per race, while other big names may be put on a retainer.
  2. This can be seen when powerful owners such as JP McManus had AP McCoy on a rumoured £1million per year to ride for him, before McCoy retired.
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How much does a jockey win for the Grand National?

The Grand National prize money placements: –

  1. £561,300
  2. £211,100
  3. £105,500
  4. £52,700
  5. £26,500
  6. £13,200
  7. £6,800
  8. £3,600
  9. £2,000
  10. £1,000

Winning jockeys will receive a percentage of the prize money, typically around 8% for a winning ride or 4% for a placed finish according to A National Hunt rider typically receives around £170 for every race he or she rides. Some jockeys have personal arrangements with owners and they may receive a riders’ retainers fee for riding all that owner’s horses.

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Asked By: Xavier Martinez Date: created: May 03 2023

How much does it cost to buy a Grand National horse

Answered By: Bruce Garcia Date: created: May 03 2023

Buying a racehorse – For many years, horse racing has been considered the sport of kings outside the reach of ordinary mortals. However, the reality is that you don’t need to be a multi-millionaire or a lord and lady to participate in this intoxifying pastime.

  1. There are various options open to racing fans who dream of watching their own horse galloping down the home straight.
  2. You really don’t have to own and run a racing stable to take part! Data from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) shows there are around 14,000 racehorses currently in training in the UK.

The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) states there are various ways to own a racehorse.

Sole ownership – You are the only person involved in the ownership and have a 100% share in the animal. The racehorse will run in your name and colours. Any costs or profits are yours alone. Company ownership – The racehorse will be owned 100% by the company and its shareholders. Partnership – A shared ownership allowing partners to define the percentage of each racehorse they own and split costs and winnings in accordance with ownership shares. Syndicate – A group of buyers (typically up to around 20), often unknown to each other, share in the ownership of a horse or horses. A syndicate manager runs the day-to-day business and communicates with both the horse’s trainer and syndicate members. Racing club – A way to pay a subscription to experience racehorse ownership. It’s the club itself rather than the members that own the horse.

The typical purchase price of a racehorse can vary hugely from several thousands of pounds to millions. The price depends on their pedigree, physique and, if they’ve raced already, performance. It’s common for owners to pay an initial purchase price of between £10,000 and £20,000 or more for a thoroughbred in the UK.

  • Of course, the purchase is only the start of your investment.
  • Annual costs for training, horse insurance, registration, and race entry and transport all soon add up.
  • According to the ROA, the annual cost of keeping a horse in training is approximately £23,000 for a horse running on the flat and approximately £16,000 for a horse taking part in National Hunt or jumps racing.

It’s easy to see why shared ownership in a syndicate or partnership is so popular as these costs are then spread out amongst the owners. But how are these costs made up?