The syndicated horses are available for purchase in shares (or whole) at various prices, depending in the horses. Monthly fees are as per the normal training fees, pro rata to the percentage of the horse owned
The syndicated horses are:
BROTHER BENNETT (11 y.o. gelding)
O'RAHILLY (9 y.o. gelding)
Visit the Horses page to see their full details. Those in part ownership with others will usually alternate whose colours that they race in.
Brother Bennett : 11 year old grey gelding
Sire: Martaline, Dam: La Gaminerie, Dam's Sire: Cadoudal
A handful of shares (30%) have become available in this promising chaser who won this spring. They are available in either 10% shares at £1,000 down payment, plus £200 per month all in, or 5% shares of £500 plus £110 per month, all in. Contact Tony Waters on 07462 860 408 for complete details.
O'Rahilly : 9 year old bay gelding
Sire: Aristotle, Dam: Linoora, Dam's Sire: Lil's Boy
Contact Tony Waters 07462 860408
Please contact Tony for prices.
The Secret Circle Racing Club operates costs a fixed £50 per month per share, with dual memberships available for £80 per month.The roster of active horses will always be at least three in number.
The horses on the club roster at present are:
TANACANDO (9 y.o. gelding)
DEVIOUS DICKS DAME (6 y.o. filly)
CAGLIOSTRO (9 y.o. gelding)
Visit the Horses page to see their full details, and more pictures. Click on the Membership Form button for a pdf application.
15/3/21: Since the last update there have been a few runners. A torrential downpour caught out Cagliostro at Fontwell, but he jumped well even if the easing ground made the galloping harder work. James Davies' rode and was confident that Bones can be much more competitive when the weather relents. James also rode Devious Dicks Dame at Plumpton, and she ran a cracking race to finish runner-up, with the horse that beat her being a recent winner due to go up more than the penalty he carried. The verdict from the saddle was even more positive - she will be winning soon. At the other end of the scale, Brother Bennett was not at all enjoying his run at Fontwell and has probably earned himself a nice quiet retirement. He has asked for a pipe and slippers, but would probably do himself a mischief with an object as sharp as a pipe...
19/2/21: A couple of Racing Club horses had a day out in Fakenham, as a means of taunting the humans. Devious Dicks Dame appeared, three out, to have got all of the others in trouble, but she had been as headstrong as usual and totally ran out of steam late in the race. In complete contrast Cagliostro snuck around in the race and looked set for a great result as the oppo all did daft things around him. Eventually the year off told and he faded into third, but will come on a ton for the run. There is no specific plan for Caglisotro at the moment but Devious Dicks Dame can look forward to Plumpton on 14th March.
28/1/21: O'Rahilly went to Fakenham in search of non-heavy ground and it refused to stop raining all night, so heavy he got anyway - quite unusual for the track. Page reported that he did not take offence at the circumstances as much as he has done so in the past, but could not handle it well enough to be in the mix at the end. Three miles on better going maybe?
16/12/20: We had a less productive day than hoped for at Plumpton. Firstly Devious Dicks Dame was balloted out of a race which did not seem any harder than the one she landed last month. And there were subsequently five non-runners in it. Grrrrr! Two of the veteran syndicate horses turned out too, Dylanseoghan and Brother Bennett. For some reason they were in total agreement that this was not a day for them to be recklessly wasting their energy and pulled up. Fortunately O'Rahilly confirmed that he likes a Plumpton hurdle spin and picked up fourth, teasing for while that third may come his way.
16/11/20: A WINNER! Devious Dicks Dame migrated her front running experiment into a handicap and with the benefit of a great ride from James Davies, she got home by a neck. The placed horses have both been winners in the past but our heroine really battled on well when they threatened to go past her. Now that we have, ahem, found how to focus her energy, hopefully there is more to come.
10/11/20: Another winter debut, this time at Lingfield from O'Rahilly. He had a good spin round until lack of a race proved to be his undoing going up the hill. He did stay on and nick a finishing position back on the run-in. Hopefully this will set him up well for next time.
2/11/20: A couple of Plumpton runs to report on. Devious Dick's Dame was in the mares' novice hurdle and for a change we tried making the running. The end result was down to her weakening quickly when lack of a recent run caught up with her, but she certainly seemed a bit happier carrying on this way as opposed to settling down off of the pace. Food for thought when going back into handicaps. The other runner was Brother Bennett, who was more competitive than on his seasonal return but is, as usual, taking his own sweet time to build up to peak form.
22/10/20: The first runner of the season for us was Brother Bennett. First time out is not his optimal racing scenario but having not got involved in a far too frantic early pace, he inherited third after some of those found the toll could not be paid. Unfortunately, Benny ran out of steam and lost third on the run-in, but it was a very acceptable outcome.
20/7/20: Just a quick confirmation of the racing club horses for the coming season. Devious Dicks Dame and Cagliostro remain on the roster. The new addition is Tanacando. He has not had much racing in the last couple of years but has been placed in two of his eight hurdle races so far.
The Secret Circle operates both with purchase syndicates in which the members own a share of the horse that they have chosen to purchase and as a racing club, in which a roster of horses owned by the club are representing club members paying a monthly subscription.
The horses will be based with Zoe Davison, at Shovelstrode Stables, near East Grinstead, Sussex
The club aims to provide:
- At least three club horses on the roster at any given time, ideally mixing flat and jumps
- Monthly club stable mornings - first Saturday of every month
- Regular text bullletins
- Horse progress updates, via a monthly training report
- Race planning and entry information bulletins
- Annual club lunch on a local racecourse
- Owners badges and parade ring access
- Shares of any surplus generated
- Club members car badges
Anyone wishing to get involved with ownership within The Secret Circle can contact
Tony on 07462 860 408 for club info
Rosemarie on 07779 962153 for club info
Zoe on 07812 007 554 (alternatively Andy on 07970 839 357) to discuss the horses or arrange a visit to Shovelstrode Stud Racing Stables, Shovelstrode Lane, Ashurstwood, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 3PN.
Or visit the Contact Us page to email