Sam Hoskins

Op/Ed: Owning Horses and 'Buying' a Dream

Sam Hoskins, an owner, breeder, syndicate manager and ROA board member, gives us his view of how the reduced prize-money will impact racing in Britain From where we were back in the spring, to get racing back on was an incredible achievement and obviously everyone understood then that prize-money was going to be hit. Horsemen accepted that up to the point when it became clear that, despite media rights flowing, there was going to be largely no executive contribution from the majority of racecourses. The call for transparency over media...

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Magical Memory May Be Facing Retirement

Magical Memory (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}) may have time called on his career after re-aggravating an old injury. The 8-year-old gelding was preparing to return from a two-year layoff at last month's Guineas meeting when he came up slightly lame just days before. A scan before the end of the month will determine his future. "He was working so well with the likes of Khaadem, but then he was found to be slightly lame in the same leg he injured previously--three days before declaration," said Sam Hoskins, manager of the Kennet...

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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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The Great Racing Read: Sam Hoskins & Isabella Paul

Horsetrader: Robert Sangster and the Rise and Fall of the Sport of Kings By Patrick Robinson with Nick Robinson Unsurprisingly we have had several recommendations for the superb Horsetrader. Below, syndicate manager Sam Hoskins and Godolphin Flying Start trainee Isabella Paul tell us why they enjoyed it so much. Sam Hoskins: Co-written by Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds' founder Nick Robinson, who I believe was partly responsible for introducing Robert Sangster to racing, this book would be high up there for me as it really sets the scene to today's racing and...

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