If you are interested in becoming an owner and would like to arrange a visit to the yard to meet Michael, we would be delighted to see you – please contact us.
We have various shares available – please see our Horses for Sale.
To view the British Horseracing guide to ownership click here.
At Eccleswall Court, we have many ownership options available. We cater for sole owners, partnerships and racing clubs and can help with set up, registration and VAT registration. We also have our own yard syndicate – ‘The Simpson-Daniel Scudamore Racing’ syndicate (see separate page for more information). Owners receive regular training updates and advance race plan discussions. Owners are extremely welcome to visit the yard to see their horse(s), and most importantly, enjoy great days out at the races, hopefully ending up in the winners enclosure!
We usually buy to order and source quality horses with potential and ability to win races. We purchase both privately and at sales in the UK, Ireland and France. Successful horses previously purchased by us at auction include: Monbeg Dude, Next Sensation, Fromthetop, Line D’Aois, Church Music, Saphir River, Kayef, and Riptide.
We attend the major bloodstock sales. We advise for horses to be vetted at the sales and can arrange this on behalf of prospective owners. We encourage prospective or current owners looking to purchase horses to come and be part of the excitement of the sales. We can arrange hotel accommodation and sales day advice.
There are five main types of co-ownership
Consists of between two and 20 individuals of whom at least two must become, or already be, registered owners. Two of those registered become nominated partners who are jointly and severally liable under the Orders and Rules of Racing.
This is a way of using your company to own a horse. The company is in effect a ‘sole owner’ but shareholders in the company participate in racehorse ownership through their shareholdings. It can be great way of advertising your company. The horse can be named after your company providing you buy a horse that is un-named.
Can consist of between two and twelve individuals, all of whom must become (or already be) registered owners. All owners are severally liable under the Orders and Rules of Racing.
This form of ownership avoids the requirement for capital outlay for a racehorse. Leasing can vary from “owning” a horse for a single race to having the use of one for up to the whole of its racing career. A lease can involve one lessee or a number of co-lessees.
Racing clubs offer a low priced introduction into racehorse involvement. They will usually require a one-off annual subscription fee of anything from £100 and upwards. By joining or becoming a member of a racing club you receive the benefits of that club, but are not entering into racehorse ownership directly.