The Secret Circle offers a racing club, where members share in a lease on a team of horses, both flat and jumps. Payment is by fixed monthly subscription.
It also has a branch where horses are offered for purchase in syndicates. This involves an initial outlay plus a monthly fee that is dependent on what percentage of the horse the syndicate member owns
This involves purchasing the horse or horses, and then paying a monthly fee, dependent on the proportion of the horse owned.
Obviously sole outright ownership is possible, and all sorts of syndicate numbers are permitted - the minimum ownership that can be registered with Weatherbys is 5%.
Anyone wishing to get involved with ownership in the yard can contact Zoe on 07812 007554 (alternatively Andy on 07970 839357) at Shovelstrode Stud Racing Stables. There are a variety of options available, including on horses bred at Shovelstrode, from dams that raced for us.
With sole ownership and syndication, all costs and all prize-money goes are for the registered owner(s), but for the other options the terms are subject to agreement at the time of lease or joining. Please also note that training and racing fees are all subject to VAT, but the British Horseracing Authority do have an established scheme by which the VAT can be deemed recoverable.
7 year old grey gelding: Martaline - La Gaminerie
A handful of shares have become available in this promising chaser. They are available in either 10% shares at £1,600 down payment, plus £200 per month all in, ot 5% shares of £860 plus £120 per month, all in. In both cases there will be no monthly payment until August. Contact Tony Waters on 07462 860 408 for complete details.
7 year old chesnut gelding: Definite Article - Topanberry
This horse fell in his first two Irish pointing runs, in the second of which he had every chance of victory when getting the last fence wrong. He learned all the necessary lessons from that, winning his third attempt with something in hand, and not putting a foot wrong. Both the second and the fourth subsequently won maidens of their own, and his dam was a winning hurdler herself. He is in one of the Lump O'clock syndicates, but some shares are available.
8 year old bay gelding: Pierre - Sabbatical
Strong Chasing Type, winning pointer, has run just 7 times under rules to date. Prefers a bit of cut in the ground and is on a nice chase handicap mark 94. He will continue his chasing career this Autumn/Winter
3m plus seems to be his trip ..
5% Share - £450, plus £110 per month fees See The Secret Circle Page for more info
This method is similar to the purchase method, with monthly fees in proportion to how much of the horse is owned. The difference is that instead of being bought outright, the horse is leased for an agreed term.
Again the minimum ownership that can be registered on a lease with Weatherbys is 5%.