A few months ago I joined the ranks of old retired people that have purchased a share in a racehorse via one of the most successful syndicates in the US that are now trying their model in Europe. Well yesterday at 5.30pm at Leopardstown Racecourse the 2yo filly I purchased shares in ran her first maiden over 7f. It was a competitive affair but our Trainer Joseph O’Brien (son of the great Aiden O’Brien) thought she would run a good race. Well she won comfortably in the end looking like she will get a mile and could be a Black Tie type. The best news was she won at an SP of 13/2 and so I recouped all my investment in one race. Anything from here is a bonus! Why is that possible – because the share includes purchase, vets, training etc costs. In this case our ownership partner is Philip Antonacci who is a young American Trainer/Advisor/Entrepreneur who knows his bloodstock. Very smart lad. So the horse Ma Belle Artiste, she was named with her bloodline in mind which means My Beautiful Artist and she is a Zoffany out of Toi Et Moi. She caught my eye straight away when I saw her paraded and with shares as low as £89 per share nothing more to pay I entered into a contract with a modest holding.

Been watching her work and listening to Declan who rides her work and she has been progressing well. Her next entry is into a Group 1 £150k 7f race The Moyglare Stud 7f for fillies at the Curragh so it’s maiden to big time! She is definitely promising but I don’t know if she will win a Group 1 in her second race but I’ll be there to see her try. Living the dream albeit with many others in the syndicate!

The syndicate is MyRacehorse and they have horses with John & Thady Gosden and Ian Balding as well so watch out this syndicate plays in the big league!