Le Coeur Net jumping the last to win at Plumpton - November 16 2020
Welcome to the Wessex Racing Club which is currently in its 5th season .
Our primary goals for Wessex Racing are to give more people the opportunity to get closer to the action at a relatively low cost, to reinvest club funds to obtain more horses for our trainers and continue to grow the appeal of club membership.
We believe that we have achieved a very good win strike rate of winners in our 5 seasons of 19% and the trainers have always placed our horses in races where we can be competitive
Following each victory we have held a draw for prizes and members have so far shared 24 trophy's between them.
Our current accumulative stats are 48 runs, 9 wins and a finish in the first 4 in 50% of the races where our horses have run.
This is supported with regular email correspondence, social media channels, a Whatsapp! group featuring regular video updates from stables and the course as well as stable visits. We will also be holding our annual Summer Party in August.
Jeremy Blackburn - Club Manager
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My roots are 100% West Country and I am recently retired from the corporate world as Head of Media and Communications. I have had a passion for racing over many years through my family and I am connected to the Anthony Honeyball yard as an owner and a supporter of the yard.
Apart from the Wessex Racing Club horses Anthony will have several exciting prospects for the season for us to follow. Anthony has numerous quality horses, of particular interest will be those who step up from National Hunt bumpers last year and a number of horses to step up from novice company.
As a member of the Wessex Racing Club you will be close to the action!
We currently have 1 horse in training to race under National Hunt rules due to the fact that earlier in the season sadly we retired the very exciting prospect Lily the Pink due to injury.
We have now retired 11 year old racing club stalwart Le Coeur Net following his recent run at Ffos Las on March 22nd. He has given us some notable highs and a career of 41 runs - 5 wins and 16 other places in the top 4 is a consistent performance from him. We have a post racing plan for him which I will be confirming soon.
We thank him and wish him a very long and happy retirement.
We will be looking for a replacement in the weeks ahead and will update the website when we have a new horse.
Sailing Grace, is our latest acquisition. The plan is to run her again in April. She is a 4 year old filly by Dartmouth. Indeed she was the first National Hunt horse by Dartmouth to win a race. She has run three times this season finishing first and second respectively in her first two races. In her third race she suffered a minor injury when nearly falling at the fourth hurdle at Hereford - she has made a good recovery and will continue to run in Novice Fillies Hurdles this season.
How much does it cost to train the horses?
As an average each horse will cost £2000 per month.
When you have enough funding to cover training what happens to the money not spent on training the horses?
Our objective is to increase the number of horses in training as soon as we can so the membership fees will be invested to have more horses.
In addition to obtaining more horses for the Club, we will also spend the fees on administration costs related to training the horses and any additional costs incurred in running the Club.
Do Club members own the horse?
Full “legal and equitable title” to The Club’s horses remain at all times with The Club, at no time does a Member have a legal or another interest in any of the horses referred, or indeed any share of.
What type of horses will the Club have?
We will invest in a blend of seasoned campaigners and younger horses with the aim to provide a sustainable future for the club, to go racing and provide members with as much “live” action as possible.