For a while now I’ve been wanting to add a few pages that focus on syndicate ownership with specific trainers. For my first post on this subject I decided to focus on Kim Bailey Racing. I have no personal experience with ownership with Kim Bailey, but it’s a name I’ve become familiar with as my interest in horse racing has developed over the years.
Many of you will have first heard the name in 1990 when Mr Frisk won the Grand National in a record time. Mr Frisk was a rare breed of chaser who liked the ground rattling, although his record time of eight minutes and 47.8 seconds still remains unbeaten, Kim at first feared he’d purchased a ‘Stumer’ for Mr Frisk’s American owner Mrs Lois Duffey. However, his fears proved unfounded and Mr Frisk ultimately finished with 18 chase wins.
[quote style=”boxed” float=”right”]By limiting the size of the yard, we are able to closely supervise the individual training of every horse to maximise its potential. ~ Kim Bailey Racing[/quote]For most trainers landing a Grand National is a career high but it’s worth noting that Kim Bailey has also won the the Champion Hurdle (Alderbrook, 1995) and the Cheltenham Gold Cup (Master Oats, 1995). A racing hattrick which puts him up there with the very best in the business. So what does it cost to have a horse with one of the countries top trainers? Well, not as much as you’d think. Whilst sole ownership of a horse is never going to be cheap, Kim offers affordable alternatives, you can pay as little as £350 to get involved with Kim Bailey Racing along with a £100 a month all in cost. To purchase a 10% share in a horse with Kim Bailey Racing Partnerships you will be looking at around £2000 – £3000 and then a monthly training fee of approximately £230. These prices are quote on the Kim Bailey website for his two new partnership horses Wrestow Lady and Knockanrawley.
The very first partnership horse of Kim’s was Midnight Haze, he ran at the Cheltenham Festival and also gave a good account of himself in the Grand National at Aintree.
It seems that the yards focus is very much on providing a top notch racing experience for the owners. Benefits include visiting the yard and the gallops to watch your horse in training whenever you like. You can also enjoy breakfast in a beautifully converted Cotswold barn and take part in special events throughout the season, providing great opportunities for you to meet other racing enthusiasts.
If you would like to know more about ownership opportunities with Kim Bailey Racing visit the official website.