Why join a Middleham Park Racing syndicate for 2024?

Mon 01 Jan 2024

MPR AT THE SALES: You can't just turn up on any given sale day, without doing the hard yards! Buying properly involves careful catalogue study in the days before, doing due diligence, inspections and vetting's galore at the sales complex ahead of the sale and then the planning regarding budgets and which trainers match each of our shortlisted horses.

We won't buy a cheap horse for the sake of it - that's a false economy. All racehorses with a given trainer cost the same to train and look after, so we look for the quality edge and buy where we feel there's both value and potential. Residual value has to also be in our minds - a page combined with the walk, looks and scope to train on or be considered for breeding. In the last 6 months, five different syndicates of owners voted to accept six-figure offers for some of our 2 and 3 year olds -  a fine example of both good buying and good race placement and management.

Our bloodstock team came away with 21 purchases from the very best yearling sales around Europe. The new group of now 2-year-olds, have been carefully placed with a high calibre of trainers all around the country, maintaining our flexible offering for owners. They join Michael Bell, Karl Burke, Clive Cox, Ed Dunlop, Richard Fahey, James Ferguson, Richard Hannon, Alice Haynes, Charlie Johnston, Eve Johnson Houghton, Rod Millman, Hugo Palmer, Sir Mark Prescott, George Scott and Archie Watson.

THE SUCCESS: Our 2023 prize money earnings of over £2.5 million is testament to the quality of races our horses' contest and their calibre. We had 35 runners in Group/Graded races, with 13 placing 1-3. Listed winners meant 21 horses earned black type in total. A winners strike rate of 14.2% with 49.8% of all runners returning to the winners enclosure, from being placed. There are actually other syndicates with more 2-year-old's who had nowhere near that level of performance. Over the last 2 seasons, you can see some examples of our successful buying strategy from these Group and Listed race results on the flat:

BRAVE EMPEROR (a 2yo private purchase) in training with Archie Watson, in 2023 he won a Group 2, three Group 3 races and a Listed race around Europe, taking his race earnings to £321,000 and he has further pattern race targets next year!

CUBAN MISTRESS (a 2yo private purchase) in training with Rod Millman: 2022 Listed St Hugh's Stakes winner at Newbury, Listed Dragon Stakes 2nd. Sold at the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale for 170,000gns.

DEAR MY FRIEND (bought as a yearling for £40,000) in training with Charlie Johnston: 2023 Listed Burradon Stakes winner on AW Finals Day at Newcastle, Group 3 Zetland Stakes 3rd, Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage 3rd.

EDDIE'S BOY (bought as a yearling for 45,000gns and trained by Archie Watson): 2022 Weatherbys Super Sprint and Group 3 Prix Eclipse winner at Chantilly. He won £210,461 of prize money and was sold at the Tattersalls October HIT Sale for 320,000 gns.

GOT TO LOVE A GREY (a 2yo private purchase) in training with Karl Burke. 2023 Listed Marygate Fillies Stakes winner at York.

MAYLANDSEA (bought as a breezer for 100,000gns and trained by Michael Bell): 2022 Group 2 Queen Mary 2nd at Royal Ascot, Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes 2nd and Listed Criterium De Vitesse, 3rd (sold privately for 6 figures for the paddocks)

PRINCE OF PILLO (bought as a breezer for €38k) in training with Richard Fahey: 2022 Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes winner at Ayr, Ripon Hornblower Conditions Stakes winner and Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes 3rd.

THE PLATINUM QUEEN (bought as a breezer for 57,000gns and trained by Richard Fahey): Winner of the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines on Arc Day 2022. She won £345,730 of prize money and after discussion with her syndicate, who voted to send her to the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale, she was sold for 1,200,000 guineas (equivalent to £1,260 000 or €1,458 000.) She was voted 'Outstanding Juvenile' at the 2022 ROA Awards.

SHOULDVEBEENARING (bought as a yearling for £40,000) in training with Richard Hannon: 2022 Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes winner at York, Listed Ripon Champion 2yo Trophy Stakes winner, 2023 Listed King Charles II Stakes winner at Newmarket, Group 1 Sprint Cup 2nd, Group 1 Prix de la Foret 3rd on Arc Day, Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes 2nd.

Just have a look through OUR RECORD for our full list of pattern winners!


2023 once again provided our owners with some fantastic race days, both here and around Europe. Experiences of a lifetime; such as winning a Grade 1 at The Cheltenham Festival, winning on the snow at the glamorous St Moritz 'White Turf' Festival and winning pattern races in France, Germany and Italy - with owners making a weekend of it!

We had winners at the Chester May Festival, on Northumberland Plate Day at Newcastle, at The Newmarket Guineas Festival, at the York Dante Festival, at the Doncaster St Leger Festival, at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and three winners at the Ayr Gold Cup Festival.

There are winners and then there are WINNERS!

With 29 years experience syndicating racehorses and this year passing 1,500 winners, our team have a wealth of knowledge when buying, managing and race placing horses. We have provided our owners with every possible positive aspect of being a racehorse owner and at a fraction of the price of sole ownership.

Not many owners in their own right have Group 1 performers, so there's not much else we can say to convince you that joining Middleham Park Racing as an owner is a great idea! There are other syndicates who may suggest joining them to 'race at the highest level' but none have managed to achieve the record we continue to enhance - six Group 1/Grade 1 winners - now that IS the highest level!

              See our 2 year-olds, with available shares, here.

Click on each one, to see their details, the pedigree page, media and share prices. Go to the the 'BUY YOURS' section, select the % share you would like, complete your name and email address, then click BUY. We will then respond back to you to complete your purchase.

If you have any queries, just have a look through our FAQ page and fill in the CONTACT form if you have any further questions for us.

Our Founder and Director Of Racing, Tim Palin can be called on 07785 745292 if you are thinking of taking naming rights or perhaps would like to take a 1/4 share, which comes with registered co-named ownership.

We hope to welcome you to Middleham Park Racing as an owner in 2024.



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