*Stable Mates participants with David Hayes and Hugh Bowman on Caulfield Cup day.
The Stable Mates program allows you to experience all the perks of race horse ownership without any cost. This includes receiving the pre-race communication from the trainer, enclosure entry to hear the pre-race tactics with the jockey, and any post-race celebrations or commiserations. The only perk you won’t receive is the prize money!
Testimonials from Stable Mates participants:
It was one of the most exciting & exhilarating days in racing that we have ever had – Jill K, NSW
Being involved with the horse, the trainer, the jockey and the other owners was great as we got to be part of the whole experience, including enjoying the owner’s benefits – Simon D, VIC
The trainer was amazing. She looked after us like we owned the horse – Charlie R, NSW
Amazing day was had, appreciate the experience. Others would love all the behind the scenes chatting and organising, things you don’t see from the other side of the fence – Trent G, NSW
Awesome! A really unique racing experience and I have had quite a few – Dean R, VIC
They didn’t leave a stone unturned in giving us the full race day ownership experience. We were involved in everything and made to feel like a real part of the day – Lauren B, NSW
I thought the information and insight we were given was perfectly pitched, open and honest. We learned more in those couple of hours than in the previous year or two of trying to work out how we could begin our horse ownership journey – Paul R, NSW
Thanks to Racing Connections my wife and I attended Rosehill on Golden Rose Day as guests of the Auvray connections and the Richard Freedman stable. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride as Auvray had a great win and then had to survive a protest in the steward’s room. The champagne flowed and we had a wonderful day. We are hooked!!!! – Paul S, NSW
It was great to hear and be a part of the atmosphere in the owner’s enclosure. The exposure to the trainer and the pre-race conversation with the jockey made the race very interesting to watch. Additionally, hearing the post-race debrief and analysis from both jockey and trainer gave great insight into what the regular punters don’t see – Harry B, NSW
And here’s a comment from one of the participating trainers, Richard Freedman:
“Racing Connections recently connected me with a lovely couple who were keen to get a closer look at the owner experience before they made the leap into horse ownership. Racing Connections organised for Paul and Wendy to join our team for Auvray’s attempt to win the Colin Stephens Quality at Rosehill in September. They brought us luck and Auvray won. It was a very positive experience for us, and Paul and Wendy have said they are now planning to buy a horse for the stable. Brenton and the team at Racing Connections were very organised and efficient. Trainers would be crazy not to embrace this initiative” – Richard Freedman