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Why be an owner?
Well if you love horse racing be it watching it on the telly, or enjoy going racing, there's no better way to enjoy the thrill of ownership at a top National Hunt stable than having a horse in training. The fun and enjoyment doesn’t just involve the race day itself. You can visit our stables and watch your horse in training, meet the jockeys and staff who keep the whole show on the road, and help plot future races and plans for the horse.
Most importantly, if you have a horse in mind you would like to buy either at the sales or in a private transaction, David is always available to discuss your requirements. David and the team have a proven track record at spotting horses for the future which can meet almost every budget, from a fun horse to run at your local track, to one of potential who has the right make up for the big race meetings.
On the day of the race you will be filled with pride as your colours are ridden to the start - yes you have the fun of choosing your own dedicated colours, which stay with you while you have horses in training. You receive free entry at every racecourse where your horse is running with a minimum of 4 badges for each owner and a dedicated owners and trainers bar to celebrate after a race with a drink. Some courses even give you a spot of lunch or discounted deals on entertaining.
So it’s a great day out at the races, but it's almost an all year round experience apart from when your horse goes on its well earned holidays...they need a break just like the rest of us.
Comply or Die - Grand National Winner 2008
"It has long been a dream to have a horse with Martin and David Pipe. To say I admire Martin would not be strong enough. He was doing things outside the box a long time ago and if there’s one thing I have learned in business those people are worth their weight in gold.
I knew after 20 minutes that I had come to the right place. They’re such lovely people. Even if the horse had never got to see a racecourse I’m so pleased he’s being looked after where he is. If he could talk he’d be thanking us for having him based there – it’s a five star place.
I’ve never had an experience like that first win. You just want the horse to come back safe and sound but to win was fantastic. I came into the sport treating it as a hobby, so the winning is a bonus. Just meeting people like Martin and David makes it all worthwhile. I love it."
- Steve Quinlan, owner Virtuel d'Oudon, Tobacco Road
"We were lucky enough to choose David because he came across as a very down to earth, friendly and welcoming person, combined with a steely determination to do the absolute best for his owners and the horses in his care. The unrivalled track record of success Pond House has enjoyed over decades continues and we enjoy greatly being a very small part of the yard and the teams success."
The most common and probably easiest form of ownership, you do incur all the costs but for the glory and the winnings...they all belong to you!
Above left: Dynaste wins the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival
Above right: Allan Stennett's Ballynagour runs out the easy winner of the Byrne Group Plate at the Cheltenham Festival
Joint Ownership & Syndicates
Part of the fun of going racing is taking friends or family - it is not only a fantastic day out, but also a clever way to spread the costs of ownership. You can also form a syndicate with up to 12 joint owners. Although the two nominated registered partners in the group take care of the minimal paperwork, you all share the fun, excitement, cost and winnings...depending on you luck!
Above left: French Champion Hurdle winner Un Temps Pour Tout, owned by Professor Caroline Tisdall & Bryan Drew wins the Grade 3 Ultima Chase at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival
Right: Junior lands the Kim Muir Chase at Cheltenham for Middleham Park Racing Syndicate
Available to private companies or existing business partnerships who are VAT registered, it is a great way for you to raise your company's profile through branding opportunities and PR initiatives.
If you choose any form of ownership you can also reclaim the cost of VAT on all purchases and training fees through the Sponsorship of the yard by W&S Recycling