racehorse ownership

Irish Racing Figures Reveal Impact Of COVID

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was laid bare in Irish racing's 2020 figures, which were revealed by Horse Racing Ireland on Friday. The resilience of owners was a rare bright spot, with ownership remaining static and down just 0.5% in a year where owners largely could not go racing. Owner retention from 2019 to 2020 stood at 73.6%, down 1.5% from the previous year, and the number of racing clubs rose 6%. The number of horses in training in Ireland also rose for the fourth time in five years,...

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Return Of Irish Owners Delayed

With the announcement that phase four of Ireland's Roadmap for Reopening of Society and Business has been delayed until Aug. 10, owners will no longer be permitted on Irish racecourses from July 20 as previously announced. Phase four will allow gatherings of up to 500 people. Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said, "Since we resumed racing in Ireland on June 8 Horse Racing Ireland has kept tandem with the government's movement on the Roadmap for Reopening of Society and Business, and will continue to do so. The...

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Syndicates Riding Out COVID Storm

Those that invest in racehorse ownership are typically hooked by the thrill of competition and the camaraderie that comes along with the team effort it takes to get a horse into the winner's enclosure. So what happens when those key elements are removed? Those that stick around in the racing game would have to be resilient by nature or have developed thick skin along the way, and Sam Hoskins, a manager of syndicate groups Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds and Hot To Trot Racing, said, thankfully, his syndicate members have been game...

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Sam Hoskins On The Current State of Syndicates

Sam Hoskins talks about how his syndicates, Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds and Hot To Trot Racing, are faring during the pandemic and lockdown in Britain.

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