Welcome to the Wessex Racing Club which is looking forward to its 5th year next season (2022/3). The Club is run by myself Jeremy Blackburn and my lifelong friend Jeremy Barber.
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.
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The Barber name has been synonymous with horse racing for many years, mainly through the exploits of Jeremy’s late father Richard Barber who was both a leading point to point trainer and someone with an unrivalled talent for spotting value horses.
Jeremy is a former director of Wincanton Racecourse and is currently a Point to Point Association (PPA) board member . For myself, Jeremy Blackburn, my roots are 100% West Country and I am recently retired from the corporate world as Head of Media and Communications. I have always shared a passion for racing with Jeremy and I am connected to the Anthony Honeyball yard as an owner and a supporter of the yard. My wife Lucy is also Anthony’s secretary.
Apart from the Wessex Racing Club horses Anthony will have several exciting prospects for next 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 2 horses in training to race under National Hunt rules.
Le Coeur Net has finished in the first four in over half of his races over fences and has won at Plumpton, Ffos Las and Wincanton. His official rating is now 97 which we believe will make him very competitive. Last season he never really had his ideal soft ground - with conditions in his favour off that mark he will give us some fun days out.
Sailing Grace is our latest acquisition. 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 twice this season finishing first and second respectively in her two races. She 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.