This section is dedicated to first time owners and others that haven’t been owners for all that long. We aim to help you along your way and get the most out of racing by choosing the right type of racehorse ownership for you.
Yes, you have to have an account to place an advert, this way you can log in and make changes to your ad
Yes, you can make unlimited changes to your ad, login to change or update details
We offer the option for ads to run for 3, 6 or 12 months
If you want to advertise more than one horse, why not consider an Equivend Pro account and get discounts on placing multiple adverts.
Your ad will be up and running in under 24 hours, we need a little time to make sure your ad looks great and to get your horse’s pedigree page made.
You can pay for your ad using our secure online payment system powered by Stripe. We will send you confirmation and a receipt for your payment via email. If you are a business we can send you an invoice via email.
Yard visits are part and parcel of owning a racehorse. Whether you own a tiny percentage of a horse or are part of a racing club you will be able to visit your horse at the trainer’s yard. Most syndicates and racing clubs book days for their owners to have a morning watching their horses on the gallops with the trainer. Most trainers are happy to have syndicate members visit their horses regularly.
Syndicates and racing clubs have their own set of registered colours that their horses run in. Some syndicates may allow you to run the horse in your own colours if you own a majority share in the horse. If you form a partnership or syndicate among friends or family then you can choose a set of colours yourselves and register them with the British Horseracing Authority here.
Most Trainers will have jockeys that ride the majority of their horses who they prefer to use. Most syndicates or clubs leave the jockey booking up to the trainer, however if your syndicate combined has a particular favourite jockey it may be possible to negotiate with the trainer over who rides your horse. If you have a favourite jockey it may be worth finding a syndicate or club that has a horse trained by trainer that usually uses that jockey.
Nearly all syndicates and racing clubs divide the prize money earnt and distribute it according to the percentage each person owns in the horse. It’s also worth finding out when and how they distribute your winnings. Some have the prize money transferred into your weatherbys account monthly, whilst others have their own methods.
It’s an unfortunate reality that racehorses do get injured from time to time. If it’s a minor injury then it’s just a case of sitting tight until the horse is ready to race again. If it’s a long term injury it really depends on what syndicate you’re part of and the terms you have agreed upon. Many reputable syndicates and racing clubs may offer to replace the horse if they are likely to be out of action for the season.
This depends on the syndicate or racing club that you are a part of. If you actually own a percentage of the horse then it is likely that you will be able to sell your share when you want. If you are part of a racing club where you are leasing a stake in a horse then it is likely that you will agree to pay a subscription for a set contract length and may not be able to opt out. There are syndicates available where you can pay monthly to lease a share in a horse with no obligation to renew each month.
Of course, all syndicates and clubs offer you the chance to go racing and go in the paddock with the trainer and jockey. Each syndicate or club is usually entitled to 6-8 free tickets for meetings where they have a runner. In larger syndicates these free tickets are usually distributed fairly to members throughout the season. On days when its not your turn to use the free tickets, or if you wish to take family and friends, syndicates can usually purchase reduced price tickets that make the day affordable.
Generally speaking trainers will often run horses at their local racecourses so if you would prefer to stay local its best to join a syndicate or club with a horse trained locally to you. This also makes stable visits a lot more convenient for you!
The British Horseracing Authority put in place a Syndicate Code of Conduct in 2017 to regulate syndicates and racing clubs. More information can be found here
You don’t need to become a registered owner to be part of a syndicate or racing club. The manager of your club or syndicate will be registered with the BHA. If you wish to set up your own syndicate you will have to become a registered owner, you can find more information on what’s required here