If you’re looking for an extraordinary Christmas gift for someone special this year, it might surprise you to know that you could buy a share in a racehorse for as little as £100, making it a Christmas gift option that is not only unique, but also affordable.
This impressive gift idea will allow that special someone to experience the exhilaration of owning their own racehorse, without the costs associated with outright ownership. From magical mornings watching their horse in training on the gallops, to owners’ badges that allow access to special facilities at the races, shared racehorse ownership is the perfect Christmas gift for the seasoned racegoer, the casual sports fan - or for someone who already seems to have everything else!
To find the perfect gift option, visit InthePaddock.co.uk, which features racehorses with shares available to purchase all over the UK and allows potential buyers to easily search for Racing Club* and Syndicate** options that suit them, filtering results by elements such as cost and payment terms, location, and jump or flat racing preference.
Current ownership options include Diamond Racing, a syndicate with 15 horses in training across Wales and offering shares from £100 each; Nick Brown Racing, who offers a number of syndicate options in Bedfordshire with shares from £100; Valence Racing, a Racing Club in the heart of the Kent countryside offering the full ownership experience from £130 per month; or the Yorkshire-based OwnaRacehorse, which has jumping shares from just £99.
Users can then view the resulting club or syndicate’s online profile, where they can find out more about what is offered and get in touch with the racing manager directly to make their final purchase.
Speaking of her shared racehorse ownership experience, Caroline Parsons, part of the Hot To Trot Racing Club, said: “From the word go, it has just been enormous fun – you get to go to the stables and become a real part of it all. Owning horses on your own is very expensive, but this is just as much fun without anything like the same sort of cost.”
InthePaddock.co.uk was created by Great British Racing, the promotional arm of British horseracing, to dispel the myth that racehorse ownership is only for the elite and to capitalise on the fact that 73 per cent of racehorse owners first conduct their research online***. There is also a wealth of information on the site about racehorse ownership, including a step-by-step guide of key points to consider when thinking about buying, and a number of blog and video case studies from current syndicate and racing club members on their own experiences.
For more information, visit www.Inthepaddock.co.uk