"We would like to thank everyone at MPR for making our first outing at Chelmsford last Thursday as owners in an MPR syndicate, such a special day. Together with our friends, we had a marvellous day watching Buckman Tavern making his first racecourse appearance. Dave was brilliant and made us feel at home and important, giving us information about how things work and what was expected of us regarding safety and enjoyment.
The horse looked superb and thrilled us with his performance which was full of promise for the future. Luke Morris was a good communicator as well as a good pilot giving the horse a wonderfully tender educational ride and then meeting so many of the other members of the syndicate was an absolute delight learning of their experiences with MPR. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to ALL involved in making our debut into racehorse ownership such a rich experience, but to Dave in particular who made us all feel so much at ease.
Our friends who accompanied us on the day were very impressed and my wish is for them to join us in this journey at some time very soon!"
Mr and Mrs N, Suffolk.
"I have been an owner with MPR for nearly 20 years now and from those very early days when I chose to take the plunge with a little share in a 2yo horse called Pasada Llamada with Steve Kettlewell, I have been on a journey with the MPR team that has allowed me to participate in the Sport of Kings at the very highest level and to achieve just about everything I ever dared to dream about as a racehorse owner.
From those very humble beginnings on the Middleham Moor 20 years ago, I have had the pleasure and privilege to watch my horses participate in some of the greatest and most prestigious races in the horse racing Calendar: The Grand National, The Scottish Grand National, The Kim Muir, The Becher Chase, Ayr Gold Cups, Epsom Dashes and The Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood to name but a few!
This 2018 season, the bar has been raised even higher in terms of achievement. I have watched my horses winning the Bunbury Cup, the Gigaset International at Ascot, the Group 3 Anglesey stakes at the Curragh and a personal dream of mine to win the historical Archerfield Cup at my local track of Musselburgh, which was a very proud and emotional moment.
Therein lies the beauty and essence of having a horse with MPR. Seeing your horse win at your local track that you attended as a child and filling you with immeasurable but humble pride or daring the audacious dream and experiencing Aidan O'Brien saying hello to you as your horse flies past the post in front of Coolmore and Michael Tabor bluebloods on the plains of County Kildare! They are precious moments in our lives that we cannot put as price on and having a horse with MPR ultimately allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things.
None of this occurs by accident. As the first small signs of Autumn appear and the air turns cooler, so the MPR team will turn their attentions once more to the yearling and Horses in Training sales, looking to unnearth another Toormore, Kool Kompany, G Force, Ventura Storm or Marie's Diamond and allow us the owners, the opportunity to dream again and participate once more in the impossible dream...
I would not hesitate to recommend anyone wishing to buy even the smallest of shares with Middleham Park Racing. No matter if your magical wish is to be in the winners enclosure at Hamilton, Hexham, Ascot, Cheltenham or Deauville, then history has already shown the MPR team know how to get there and provide the results, thrills and memories of a lifetime.
You only live once; so GO FOR IT!!"
Mr McG, Glasgow.
"I am a fan of flat racing and after doing some research, MPR ticked all the boxes for me and with low levels of investment needed to get involved with some expensive horses, I thought I can have some fun!
My experience with MPR during the first 12 months has been fantastic, a horse that has run on many occasions and communication that I don't think can be improved on.”
Mr A, Warwickshire
"I have been an owner with MPR for 4 years, predominantly with their National Hunt horses. Ownership was a personal dream and I did research many syndicates before selecting MPR, a decision I am delighted I made.
I’ve had the pleasure to meet many new people within the MPR team and other owners, making some real friends along the way.
MPR offer the benefit of ‘real’ ownership with everyone’s view taken into account on the plans, choice of races and even tactics for each horse, coupled with the fun and friendship of a syndicate.
MPR select quality horses and I’ve enjoyed runners at top venues including Cheltenham, Ascot, Doncaster and Sandown.
I’d happily recommend MPR to any new prospective owner."
Mr L, Monmouthshire
"I have been involved with Middleham Park Racing since 2010 and during this time I have been an owner in fourteen MPR syndicates – I have had 12 winners and 6 seconds (with four two year olds awaiting their debut at the time of writing).
The horses I have owned include a share in a Group 1 winner, a Group 3 winner, the second in the St Leger, three Listed stakes winners and have won over £425k in prize money. In terms of racing highlights, my wife and I have been to Royal Ascot, the French Derby, Milan San Siro, the Arc de Triomphe meeting and the Curragh (Irish 2000 Guineas) as MPR owners.
Middleham Park Racing provide the opportunity for ordinary people to take on the racing elite. The experience allows you to meet and socialise with like-minded people; all passionate about your horse and racing. I get tremendous excitement from all stages of the experience from the stable visits, to regular horse updates, to five day entries, final declarations, reviewing the race competition and of course the owners experience on race day! The syndicates are friendly, informal and relaxed.
Whatever your budget my advice would be don’t treat this as an investment, go for a trainer near your home, have a portfolio of horses and free your diary to watch the horse around the UK and Europe!
I would to thank MPR, the trainers, stable staff and jockeys for making a life less ordinary."
Mr O, London
"Some years ago, I decided to dip my toe into horse racing ownership and I definitely made the right choice with MPR, as I've not looked back. They are a syndicate that does very well selecting horses, placing them with top trainers and entering them in the right races to provide winners.
Also, the stable visits are run really well-it’s always fun seeing your horse up close with their trainer. We are provided with good updates and information on our horses too.
The social side is very good, meeting nice people and making new friends along the way and it’s great to be able to talk to new and old owners about some of our experiences and horses we have been involved in over the years.
If you are interested in going into syndicate ownership, I would highly recommend Middleham Park Racing, they would certainly be willing to help and guide you in the right direction."
Mr B, Essex
"There are many horse racing syndicates to choose from, but in my opinion MPR is in a different league and remains the one that others aspire to be like, (or beat!)
For over twenty years, I have had small shares in horses with MPR and during that time I have lived and gone beyond my racing dreams with such MPR legends as Blackheath, Royal Dignitary, Mirrored, Smoothtalkinrascal and Swift Approval.
Make no mistake, to be an MPR shareholder, however small, is to experience real racehorse ownership and every emotion imaginable.
The success on the track of the “light blue and orange silks” speaks for itself, but in recent years the improvements MPR has made in its communications and provision of social events for its owners is equally impressive. By making fantastic use of instant communications and the social media presence, we, the owners, are kept bang up to date with news about our horses and future plans.
In racing, there are no guarantees, but with MPR you are guaranteed a team that is as hungry as ever for success and one that will do its upmost to ensure your experience is one to remember.
I hope any future owners are as lucky and have as much fun as I have had and continue to have with MPR."
Mrs K, West Yorkshire
"Apparently, some owners have to wait 26 years before they have their first winner, but that wasn't the case when Maggie and I joined MPR in Spring 2015. Within months Maggie's Forgotten Wish had won at Goodwood and we had our first trophy, a beautiful engraved cut glass decanter.
In the last twelve months we have had a runner at Glorious Goodwood, been in the Parade Ring at Royal Ascot with Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie (well when I say with.....) and have seen our horses run in Rome and Deauville and on Finals Day of the All Weather Championships at Lingfield. We have been entertained and wined and dined with the nicest people, who also have shares in our horse.
At the races MPR make sure that we all enjoy the day and get the most out of it. They take us into the pre-parade and parade rings so that we can get a good look at our horse. Then we have access to the Owner/Trainers Bar and Restaurant at whichever Course we go to.
I love researching pedigrees and seeing how they translate into successful racers. The MPR staff are very knowledgeable and are always happy to talk about horses.
The horses in the MPR 'Stable' are chosen from the best Auctions, in the UK and across Europe, and are bought by Tim and Tom Palin and their Bloodstock Agents. The new horses are then distributed around the best renowned Trainers in the Uk, such as Richard Hannon, Nicky Henderson and Sir Mark Prescott amongst others.
MPR take all Owners to the Open Morning at the various Trainers' Yards, where we get to see all of the MPR horses that are in the Yard. We go up on the gallops and then into the 'parade' area so that we can hear about each horse from the Trainer. Afterwards we get close to and, usually, stroke the horses and take photos. We are then normally given free rein to walk around the Yard and see all of the horses in their boxes.
I cannot imagine any other way we would have been able to achieve this level of success and had such fun, with brilliant people and horses, without MPR"
Mr & Mrs L, Worcestershire
"I took my first steps into horse ownership back in 2009, after identifying MPR offered the most appeal horse and budget wise.
Back then there were not the number of syndicates available compared to the present day, but MPR have consistently been able to cater for all types of perspective owners to suit your preferred discipline, budget and location coupled with a wealth of knowledge obtained along the way from their initial beginnings through to Group 1 successes.
Advice and guidance on perspective purchases, comprehensive updates on current horses you own and stable visits are provided by the team with the recently introduced audio updates proving to be a great innovation.
There are plenty of ups and downs but the friendships you make with fellow owners along the way through your various horses forms a major a part of the overall ownership experience and allows on course successes to be shared.
Budget sensibly and no matter what horse you go with, the thrill of a race day as an MPR owner is amazing!"
Mr G, Cheshire
"We have recently got back into syndicated racehorses after a 10-year break and are pleased we chose MPR this time. The friendly, helpful staff have made us welcome as MPR shareholders.
We have had frequent updates on our horses, already been on one of the regular stable visits and are looking forward to forthcoming social/racing events. The opportunity to have a share in a horse with a top trainer and yard is a dream come true and we have an exciting season ahead."
Ms C, East Midlands