A quick Google search will confirm that when it comes to choice, aspiring Racing Club members have plenty, and rightly so.
I've been a member of a few in the past, I was an Elite Racing Club member when Penzance held on for victory in the 2005 Triumph Hurdle, there really is nothing like feeling part of something special although yard visits as part of the club felt a little like visiting a National Trust home, I was part of it but not really, the newsletters and shared experiences were great though.
I never wanted the formality of a Racing Club to detract from the joy in the informality of owning a racehorse
I always wanted a little more from a Racing Club. Success on the track was a nice bonus but there was a deeper desire to being part of a horse's journey, a better connection with the training team, in essence I never wanted the formality of a Racing Club to detract from the joy in the informality of owning a racehorse. It's the informal aspects that a Racing Club need to get right.
I'm lucky these days in working closely with Laura and the Team at Glebe Barn that I get to see first hand joy of this informality of ownership; gallop watching with a bacon sandwich, race planning with a cup of coffee (4 cups of coffee depending on how early it is), chatting with the trainer while washing your wellies down. An emerging stable such as Laura's really does give people the opportunity to get closer than ever before, embrace the informality.
So (to the point), Welcome to the Expecting to Fly Racing Club, racehorse ownership that's simple, social and rewarding.
A simple price for the season that can be paid in monthly instalments or a one off payment.
No unforeseen fees lurking in the shadows, you'll know what you need to pay for the season and that's it.
We want to keep a healthy balance that keeps costs low but one that affords members the chance to reap the benefits of a more personal relationship with the yard, team and horse. We want you to visit the yard when you want, not book a spot on an open day and face a ballot for tickets.
Talking of tickets, we'll try our best to get everyone free entry, where we can't we'll make sure they're heavily discounted and everyone gets a unique race day experience.
I like to think we do the social bit better than anyone else as well. Regular videos, emails, interviews, updates, we'll tell you when we're running, why we're running and share Laura's thought's on how we're running.
If we're lucky enough to win some prize money, we'll share out the returned winnings among members for the duration of the horse's time with us. We'll also think of ways to reward all members throughout the season as well, embrace the informality like we said.
An exciting 4yo by Arcadio out of a Trans Island Dam. He ran green in a point last year but has grown over the spring into an excellent prospect. Ready to run in August we’ll look to bumpers then good ground novice hurdle races. Leased to The Expecting to Fly Racing Club for the 2020/21 Jumps season with Laura Horsfall Racing.
Young horses, full of potential will be the lifeblood of the Racing Club and this is no exception. You can check out Laura's assessment of his potential below or head to our dedicated website page here
If you'd like to find out more about the club and opportunities to get involved this season then pop an email enquiry over to email@example.com or contact Gavin on 07725415902.
Racing Club Manager