YESTERDAY Newbury hosted the first of seven Racecourse Ownership Days being organised by Great British Racing’s In The Paddock and Solario Racing had a trade stand as well as parading Taritino before racing.
Shared ownership is the one growth area of the sport and the idea is that seven racecourses will showcase the benefits of shared ownership during 2022. Around a dozen syndicate organisations had stands including the Racehorse Owners Association and BG Racing, the latter run by Phil Boyle, who co-hosts the monthly podcast, “Inside The Rails” with yours truly.
Solario Racing’s Newmarket trainer, Amy Murphy also had a stand, promoting Amy Murphy Racing and Chasing Euros Racing Club. Amy was also responsible for two of the three horses who were paraded prior to racing starting, one being Taritino and the other, Chateau D’If, a 73-rated 4yo gelding who has won twice in 10 starts and is part of the Chasing Euros Racing Club.
The “awayday” for Taritino was great experience as it meant he had to travel to the racecourse and could then face a racecourse crowd for the first time in his life. Initially, in the pre-parade ring, he was a little reticent but he was soon put at ease with his older lead horse and in the paddock behaved very well and walked around like an old pro.
There was a great opportunity for Solario Racing to talk on the microphone with host Frankie Foster, former star of Love Island and now a racing broadcaster. Later on in the afternoon, Phil Boyle and I again talked about our syndicates with Frankie and we discussed “Inside The Rails.”
There are six more ownership days up and down the country at York, Perth, Haydock, Windsor, Cheltenham and Ascot and Solario Racing plans to be at Windsor and Ascot.