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Thoroughbred Racing South Australia | Becoming a horse owner.

Feb 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 minutes


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a racehorse and get an insight into the exciting industry that is horse racing?

Have you wanted to be part of the glamour and thrill of race day, not just as a spectator, but also as a racehorse owner?

Imagine being track-side to watch your horse run, meeting with the trainer and jockey, and experiencing it all with a great group of owners.

Owner of Irish Mint and Artistic Focus, Zoe Kelly, hadn’t had anything to do with the industry, aside from a love of the animals and the odd flutter at the track, before she joined a syndication.

“It was my husband who first got in touch with Richard Jolly Racing to be part of a syndication and he still loves it,” she says. “My knowledge of the racing industry was very minimal at the start, it was just putting a few bets on for the Melbourne Cup, but then once we became part of a syndication, I got to see the other side of racing and how well the horses are genuinely cared for by the trainers, and we absolutely love it.”

Chantelle Jolly from Jolly Racing says becoming a racehorse owner is an easy process and is very rewarding.

“Becoming a racehorse owner is really simple. All you have to do is get in touch with the trainer of your choice. They will email you and arrange a stable visit and you can pick the horse you want,” she says.

Once you’ve picked your horse, you can enjoy being part of the racing community.

“We welcome new owners in as part of the family. We keep them well communicated to about their horses and hopefully we can get you a winner,” Richard Jolly says.

If joining a syndication sounds like something you’d like to be part of, Zoe has some helpful advice to offer.

“My recommendation for people interested in getting into the racing industry would just be to enquire. I didn’t realise how accessible it would be to people who didn’t have any affiliation with the racing industry.  But once you take that first step and enquire, the team really do make you feel like part of the family. And you can even go and pat your horse,” she says.

“A day at the races really does change when you become an owner.  It’s a really great insight into the industry that you don’t get as a spectator.”

If you’ve ever wondered where the future racetrack stars begin their journey to stardom or how to get involved, head to the 2019 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sales at the Magic Millions Sale Complex located next to Morphettville Racecourse on March 12 and 13 and introduce yourself to one of the friendly Magic Millions team who will happily help you on your way to become a part of the amazing thrill of racehorse ownership.

It’s free to attend the sales, it’s always great fun and it’s the perfect way to continue the excitement from the 2019 TAB Adelaide Cup Day on March 11. 

Visit Thoroughbred Racing South Australia here for more information on how to own a racehorse.

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