Donald McCain - Haydock

Grand National winning trainer Donald McCain Jnr has recently announced the launch of his very own Racing Club. Fans of the North West based trainer can now enjoy an exciting and cost effective way to experience racehorse ownership with one of the countries top trainers.

The club will be run by DevaRacing who already have a number of syndicate horses in training with Donald. A yearly membership will cost just £400 and members will receive regular stable visits, monthly updates and a share of prize money won by the horses. Racing club members also get the opportunity to experience attending a race meeting with access to the Owners’ Lounge and Parade Ring to watch the club’s horses in action.

For any racing fan a visit to McCain’s yard would be worth the membership fee alone. I’ve enjoyed numerous visits to Bankhouse and Donald and the team will make you feel very welcome. Spend a morning touring the stables and then watch the horses gallop in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Afterwards a lunch in at nearby Bickerton Poacher is a great way to round off the day.

Nevertheless, members will also get Owners Badges to watch their horses run and gain access to the Parade Ring. Not forgetting they’ll bag a share in the winnings too. Considering Donald’s recent strike rate, members can be confident of popping the champagne in the winners enclosure.

Below you can view a selection of photos I took during a recent yard visit. If you’d like to find out more about joining the McCain Racing Club click here.