Any questions you have that aren’t answered please contact us using the form below.
Will I get to help name my horse?
Yes. The naming process is done via a vote, everyone puts in their preferred names and they are collated, everyone then votes with the top 3 being submitted to the racing authority.
What race-day privileges do I get?
For shares 5% or higher you get full membership privileges on race-day which include entry, access to members facilities, mounting yard and winners room when your horse wins. Please see our Be Involved page.
What costs will i have post purchase?
Admin Fee: Australian Bloodstock charge $22 per month management fee for each share.
Training Fees: For a 5% share the costs are around $60 per week when in training and around $15 per week when in the paddock. This is billed monthly direct from the trainer in an itemised invoice. We recommend our clients put $60 per week aside for every 5% share they own and at the end of the year they will have money left over in the unlikely event there is no prize-money.
Other fees and a problem you WANT to have: With Group races there is a race entrance fee that needs to be paid, this is obviously a great fee to pay and means your horse is at a level where it can compete for serious prize-money.
Will I be able to visit my horse?
Yes, you just need to contact us and book a time. Generally Sundays are not available.
How long until my horse races?
Every horse is different, some will be 2yo runners and other later, both Australian Bloodstock and your trainer will keep you updated regularly on the progress and likely start of your horse. It’s worth remembering there is approx. 22,000 horses born each year in Australia and only around 2000 of them run as 2yr olds. All our stock are fully educated during this period but we don’t rush our horses, if they show they are ready to race then we race them, if not we be patient and wait till they are ready.
Do I get updates on how my horse is going?
Yes, you will receive regular updates via video and audio from both us and your trainer.
Do I own my horse forever?
Yes. You own your horses until we decide to sell or retire him or her.
What if my horse goes to stud?
If your horse goes to stud you will receive your % share of all profits that the horse makes, this can come in a one-off payment if the horse is sold outright or on ongoing income if the breeder only buys a portion of the horse.
How do Australian Bloodstock make money?
We charge a small commission of around 10% when we syndicate the horse, this fee is shown on your invoice. The $22 per month management fee is the lowest we can charge and covers costs associated with managing your horse.
Does Australian Bloodstock remain in the ownership group?
Yes we do, we keep from 10-30% of each horse we syndicate as we have confidence in our selection process and we are here to enjoy the thrill of racing also. You are bought in as a partner.
Do I pick where my horse runs?
Being in a syndicate with many other owners doesn’t lend itself to everyone having a say on where your horse runs. We employ the best trainers in the land so between us and them you will have your horse placed in the right races. Our main priority with each horse is to place them to advantage and where we think they will earn the biggest cheque.
How are my staked winnings paid?
Your stakes winnings are paid directly from the state racing body to you. Racing NSW pays twice per month, Racing Victoria 4 times per month.