You love racing and you want to explore the world of ownership but you’re not quite sure how to go about taking the next step…
That is why we have been working alongside Australia’s top trainers to develop what is known as ‘Stable Mates’. Think of it as a try before buy!
Stable Mates provides people interested in owning a racehorse with the opportunity to attend a race meeting and gain insight into the exciting world of ownership by simulating the race-day ownership experience.
Participants will be given the opportunity to attend a race-meeting and accompany a trainer or syndicator for the duration of a race. This includes access to the parade ring where you will be able to witness the pre-race proceedings and listen to the trainer discuss tactics with the jockey. You will then get to watch the race alongside the trainer or syndicator and be present when the horse comes back to scale for the post-race debrief.
You will also receive copies of any pre-race communication sent by the trainer to the horse’s respective owners.
And if the horse wins – you will be accompanied to the Winning Owners Room to watch the race replay and enjoy a celebratory drink!
Stable Mates provides you with a great opportunity to experience first-hand what it would be like to have a runner on race-day and to connect with like-minded people and industry participants.
How It Works
When registering for Stable Mates it is important to understand that the focus is on providing an educational experience, rather than a social one. Our aim is to connect you with a suitable trainer or syndicator whom we believe would be best matched to you and your expectations of ownership.
During the registration process, you will be asked to complete a series of questions which will provide us with insight into the type of ownership experience you are looking for. You can also expect to receive a follow up phone call from an Aushorse representative who will have some additional questions.
You will then be grouped with other participants who have similar preferences and expectations.
As opportunities arise to attend a race day, you will receive an email from us with the relevant details and you will need to respond with your availability. Please be aware that trainers do not confirm their runners until 2-3 days before the actual race. This means that we are not able to offer opportunities any earlier than 2-3 days out from race day.
Once you have confirmed availability, you will receive a conformation email that will include all the relevant information such ticket collection, race time and meeting point and we will provide you with the contact details of a representative from the trainer or syndicator who will become your main point of contact.
After the race day, you will receive a follow-up phone call from an Aushorse representative and asked to provide feedback on your experience.
If you would like to discuss Stable Mates further please contact us on +61 2 9663 8462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a trainer or syndicator and would like to participate in the Stable Mates program and provide applicants with a ownership experience, please register here.Register Here