To be involved as an owner, we currently have two options to accommodate individual budget requirements:
EPDS Racing Share Ownership
EPDS Racing Twitterati Racing Club Membership
Share Ownership is a great start for those who want to experience ownership of a National Hunt horse, but with a manageable monthly commitment. This option means you have direct ownership, a share for life.
There is a single up front “buy-in” payment for each share, followed by monthly payments to cover all costs associated with having a Racehorse in training. As a standard we offer shares of 10%, 5%, or 2.5% in any of the horses that we own – Other amounts may be available by negotiation.
Prices vary depending on the horse; please see the ‘Our Horses’ page for further cost details.
What you get when you buy-in to any one of our horses is your share of all prize money won, an Owners & Trainers Badge whenever your horse runs (with the option to purchase additional, reduced cost badges through the organisation for friends, family and colleagues!), weekly email updates, regular yard visits and all the other perks of being an owner at a fraction of the cost (discussions about race placements, parade ring entry and discussions with trainer and jockey pre-race). 3-4 yard visits tend to be organised per year, although our trainers are more than happy to organise ad-hoc visits for our owners.
Because we like all of our members to feel part of a wider team, we offer involvement with all of our horses when you sign up. EPDS Racing has 17 horses in training and your email updates will keep you informed about all of these horses, and you will be invited to all Trainers’ yard open days. This actually means that every 2-3 weeks you will be invited to one of 6 yards in the UK, and one in France, which gives you a real ‘behind the scenes’ look into the world of Racing. If Owners badges are not used up within other partnerships, they too will be offered to all EPDS Racing Owners / Members.
Twitterati Racing Club Membership is just £20 per month for a single membership, or just £36 per month for joint membership. It’s even better value if you pay for the year in advance, where single membership is just £200 and joint membership is only £360!
The Twitterati Racing Club is for up to 250 Members. Membership is for the calendar year after which time the member will then have the option to renew. Becoming a Twitterati Racing Club member is a fun way to dip your toes in the water of National Hunt racing and includes invitations to visit all of the yards in which we have horses, as well the opportunity to go to the races as an owner and to win prize money.
Members’ ticket allocations are by a ballot of those who are able to attend each race and have expressed an interest. The syndicate’s prize money will be distributed annually and the member can choose to receive this themselves or to have it donated to one of our three chosen charities (namely the Injured Jockeys Fund, Racing Welfare or New Beginnings Horses).
The Syndicate has leased the following horses;
Dubai Destination (USA) x Adjisa IRE)
In training with Fergal O’Brien
Foaled 17th April
2013 Bay Filly
The first of our Twitterati Racing Club horses is Avealittlepatience, who is leased to EPDS Racing by her breeder Cathal Ennis, and is in training with Fergal O’Brien in Naunton in Gloucestershire.
Unraced to date, she will start out in National Hunt flat races, but has already schooled over hurdles and will be a lot of fun and a nice introduction to Racehorse Ownership. She is ready to run in the next couple of weeks so will be an excellent horse to get the Twitterati Racing Club 2017 off to the races.
Gamut (IRE) x Celtic Peace (IRE)
In training with Robin Dickin
Foaled 30th April
2010 Chestnut Gelding
The second of our Twitterati Racing Club horses is Galactic Power, who is leased from Claire Dickin to EPDS Racing and is in training with Robin Dickin in Great Alne, Warwickshire.
He is a tough, game little horse who will be campaigned in novice handicap chases and handicap hurdles during the winter, spring and autumn campaigns. Only outside the first 4 once in his last seven starts, this consistent handicapper will ensure the Racing Club members get some exciting runs for their money, and he’s ready to run now.