"It has been a pleasure to train for Middleham Park Racing which must be one of the most successful and professionally run syndicates in British racing. The dedication to and knowledge of both Flat and National Hunt Racing is second-to-none and, with so many lovely people involved and a huge number of very talented horses, it is easy to see why they are so successful!"
Nicky Henderson OBE, trainer of MARIE'S ROCK; our DUAL GRADE 1 winner, at the 2022 Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals.
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"Ownership of a National Hunt horse was a personal dream and I’ve enjoyed runners at top venues and on big race-days, including The Cheltenham Festival, Ascot and Sandown." MPR Owner.
We work with the best bloodstock agents in the business in PETER & ROSS DOYLE, HIGHFLYER, PETER & TOBY JONES and TOM MALONE, buying horses we hope will compete at the highest level. Well 2022 saw our dreams fulfilled with the dual GRADE 1 WINS, from our Nicky Henderson trained MARIE'S ROCK. She won the Grade 1 Close Bros' Mares Hurdle at The Cheltenham Festival and the Grade 1 Coolmore Kew Gardens Irish EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at The Punchestown Festival.
HOW IT BEGAN: We had earlier forays across both codes, courtesy of The Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot winner JUNIOR. He's a legend and enjoying a very happy retirement, which is important to us. It was at the 2013 Tattersalls Ireland ‘Derby sale’ when we embarked on our enhanced National Hunt Racing adventure with Nicky Henderson OBE. It was here that Tom Palin, our National Hunt manager, acquired our first two store horses; in Premier Bond (pictured above) and Towering. Towering went on to win three times, including at Cheltenham (not bad for his price tag of €22k.) Premier Bond won four times across all three disciplines; Bumper, Hurdles and Steeple-chasing, including on a most memorable day for his owners, placed a super 3rd in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival.
We are now privileged to have horses in training with leading trainers around the country. We have our largest strings with the 13-time Champion and current holder of the title, Paul Nicholls OBE and 6-time Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson OBE.
At the end of 2021/22 season, we achieved 17 winners and 15 2nd places - with a win and place strike rate of 61%, which is our best National Hunt season yet. Our National Hunt star Marie's Rock, has now earned valuable black-type six times, winning twice at Listed level before her two top level Grade 1 wins. Three time winner Fiveandtwenty, trained by Donald McCain (below) has also earned black-type by winning the Listed Scottish Triumph Hurdle.
Our search for the next set of National Hunt winners continued at the sales; here and in Ireland. We purchased Seven Barrows inmates El Kaldoun, Marie's Rock, Father John and Go Chique from these NH 'Store Sales' and they all came out and won on debut, so our team's efforts and diligence to find the right horses have paid dividends!
When purchasing a share in our National Hunt horses, the likely duration of these syndicates are a number of years, possibly up to 4 or 5 years with just the one, initial upfront payment required. A jumps horse effectively has three careers: a National Hunt Flat (bumper) career, a hurdles career and a chase career. A flat syndicate tends to run for a year or two, with each horse having just one career, so we think a NH horse represents significant value compared to Flat racing.
Unfortunately in the last 15 years, the purchase of NH stock has become hugely expensive, but we are determined to bring our owners the very best chance possible to compete alongside National Hunt racing's elite. If the up front cost of purchasing a share is looking a tad prohibitive, we can spread the cost across the first 18 months of your ownership experience too if you wish.
Please do get in touch with Tom if you are interested in becoming a National Hunt owner with us, on 07909 915079 or email via email@example.com
We have widely increased our portfolio for the 2022/23 jumps season, with additional NH and dual purpose trainers across the country. Click on the orange button below to be taken to a page showing our current available National Hunt shares.
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