A new jump racing syndicate, with horses trained exclusively by the 10-times champion trainer Paul Nicholls, looks set to make the sport of horse racing, and an association with the most successful jump trainer of all time, accessible to more people.
Ditcheat Thoroughbreds has been set up by owner Ian Fogg who explained that sharing the cost of ownership is the way forward. “The bonus is that we have the champion trainer on our side as he has made a habit of turning dreams into reality.”
The cost of belonging to the syndicate will range between £6,450 and£15,950 for the season, with no additional bills, and each horse will have a maximum of 20 owners.
“It makes perfect sense,” said Ian. “You get the chance to own shares in several horses with like-minded people, which adds to the fun. There might be cheaper ways into ownership but you would have a hard task to find better horses on offer for syndicate ownership.”
A team of eight horses has been assembled that are already in training at Manor Farm. "They are all young and have potential with different strengths," said Ian. "Owning horses has given me tremendous enjoyment. By setting up Ditcheat Thoroughbreds I am hoping that we can provide the same sort of entertainment for lots of others who maybe cannot afford to own one outright. Most hobbies are expensive including racing so splitting the cost is surely the best way for people to get involved.”
To find out more visit www.DitcheatThoroughbreds.com