Horseracing syndicates – where people group together to own a horse – are becoming more and more popular as it is a more affordable way for people to get involved in the world of racing.
Tony Elliott, who is the founder of the Rogues’ Gallery Racing syndicate, says “the buzz is still the same” no matter how much of a horse you own.
“It’s a very expensive hobby, so splitting it into groups such as syndicates it allows more people to get involved,” he said.
“You can be lucky and spend £10,000 on a horse and get a good one but it’s very unlikely, you’re talking more £50,000 to £100,000.
“But the way we do it we buy three horses for £50,000 each then syndicate those three horses and we’ve been lucky enough to find at least one good one out of the three or four.
“The syndicate has got around 300 people now, with about 28 or 29 horses all at different levels. We’ve got foals, yearlings and we’re even breeding now so we’re going at all different angles which is quite nice.”
Tony also spoke about success of having a winner as part of a syndicate and if it feels different to being an individual racehorse owner.
He said: “I don’t think it makes a difference – I’ve done both. It’s probably a little bit different for me because I run the syndicate, but when that horse crosses the line the buzz is the same, no matter how much of the horse you own.”
Here are some of the horses owned by the syndicate:
Rogue Princess is yet to run however looks set to make her debut at Goodwood next Saturday. Tony said: “She’s going well. Could start her next Saturday at Goodwood.”
Background: Two-year-old filly. Sire – Cracksman, Dam – Beautiful Horse.
Has ran three times, unfortunately not finishing in the frame. However, is still very young and hoping to improve. Tony said: “Galloped out nicely. Still looks on course for Bath next Friday.”
Background: Two-year-old colt. Sire – Cracksman, Dam – Sortita
Like Rogue Princess Rogue Warrior is yet to run however being a two-year-old she has many years ahead of her and will make her debut fairly soon in her novice season.
Background: Two-year-old filly. Sire – Saxon Warrior, Dam – Speciality.
Won on debut in a classy fashion pulling four and a half lengths clear of Metahorse in second. Has failed to build upon the win despite running well.
Background: Two-year-old colt. Sire – Kodiac, Dam – Field of stars.
Like Rogue Princess Rogue Warrior and Rogue Warrior is yet to run however being a two-year-old he has many years ahead of him and will make her debut fairly soon in her novice season.
Background: Two-year-old colt. Sire – Roaring Lion, Dam – Welsh Angel.
For all the latest from the rogue syndicate or any information on how to get involved go over to the rogue gallery website at: https://www.roguesgalleryracing.com/