introduction for new owners:

New to racehorse ownership?

Horse racing captivates the imagination of millions of people across the world and, unlike many other sports, you can be right at the heart of it by becoming a registered racehorse owner.

From purchasing your horse at the sales, through naming and choosing your very own racing silks, arriving at the track to see your horse run, to leading them into the winners enclosure, owning a racehorse is a remarkable journey.

There are over 13,500 registered owners in the UK, all of whom play an influential role in supporting this great sport which we love. You can be become one of them in a matter of days.


What are the different ownership types?

  • Sole ownership - For people who wish to own a horse outright.

  • Company – For organisations wishing to own a horse under the name of a company or business. 

  • Partnership - For two or more registered owners that wish to own a horse together. Partnerships are likely to comprise family or friends and allow owners to share in the responsibilities of racehorse ownership.

  • Syndicate – For a group of people coming together to own a horse, but who do not have to be sole owners in their own right. The ownership is managed and set up by a syndicator who is responsible for the syndicate. The syndicate can be formed as a result of a public offering and often comprises a larger number of people than a partnership. 

  • Racing Club – For a group of people coming together to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership. The club manager will be responsible for the racing club, but unlike in a syndicate, members of a racing club do not own the racehorses. Instead members are likely to pay a subscription in order to enjoy some of the benefits of racehorse ownership. 

Our aim at Mike Murphy Racing is to be able to offer affordable ownership for everybody, whether it be sole ownership or as part of a syndicate group. We always have horses that are available for ownership so please do not hesitate to contact us to organise a visit to our stables and see your new racehorse on the gallops!