AFFORDABLE RACING WITH FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES OR YOUR COMMUNITY
ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF A SHARE IN YOUR OWN HORSE FOR AS LITTLE AS $20 A MONTH
If you thought that buying a ticket in a Cup Sweep might be as close as you would ever get to racing your own horse, then we are delighted to introduce you to Tony Noonan Racing Social Syndicates, a unique way of providing you and your community, business or social group with the opportunity to race a well bred racehorse together for as little as $20 a month per person and with no upfront costs.
For many people, racing a horse is seen as likely beyond their reach financially, with a small ownership share in a fashionably bred racing prospect often carrying an entry cost of many thousands of dollars, not to mention the ongoing expenses of your horses training and upkeep.
Through Tony Noonan Racing Social Syndicates anyone can now have the opportunity to become involved in the excitement of racing a horse with friends. They make racing a horse affordable to everybody.
HOW DO WE MAKE SOCIAL SYNDICATES SO AFFORDABLE?
From time to time, breeders have young horses that they may want to retain long term for breeding but do not wish to incur the expense of funding the horse’s racing career. In that case they may seek to lease the horse out for its racing career rather than sell it outright.
Over 30 years of training horses at the highest level, Tony Noonan has built a substantial network of relationships with many of Australia’s most successful breeders, giving him access to many of these potentially exciting racing prospects.
Tony assesses available horses according to his strict selection guidelines on pedigree, conformation, physical type, action etc, and then selects horses for the Social Syndicates that he believes give him and you the best chance of racetrack success.
By leasing the horse rather than purchasing it, owners avoid upfront costs. The stable then charges a fixed price monthly fee for the training of your horse based on our average cost of training. This gives you and your Syndicate members certainty from Day 1 around your ongoing costs.
WHO CAN BE A PART OF SOCIAL SYNDICATES?
Anyone can be a part of Social Syndicates, although our Syndicate Members currently consist primarily of groups from Retirement Communities, Sporting Clubs and Workplaces, looking to connect through a shared social and entertainment interest.
Individual Syndicates can consist of any number of people up to a maximum of 20 people, and we try to aim for up to 10 Syndicates in each of our Social Syndicate horses. Through a combination of leasing and sharing the load across a wider group of owners, each individual's costs can be kept to as low as the cost of a cup of coffee and a couple of Tim Tams per week!
And if you are alone or part of a smaller group, don't be put off as we can try and connect you with other likeminded people to help form a Syndicate.
Since TNR’s first Social Syndicate Horse commenced racing five years ago, many hundreds of first time owners have enjoyed the thrill and camaraderie of joining into a Syndicate with friends or community members and heading trackside to cheer home a horse they can collectively call their own.
Many of these people had never previously been interested in being involved in horse racing, others had long been interested but had perhaps thought they couldn't afford it.
And at Tony Noonan Racing, we pride ourselves on making even the smallest stakeholder feel a part of the stable with frequent horse updates, opportunities to meet your pride and joy, and stable social functions (Covid permitting of course!). And of course being involved in winners like Annarbor and Beatrix doesn't hurt either, which is why many of our Social Syndicate groups are already onto their fourth or fifth horses!
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
For more information about how to form your own Social Syndicate or about currently available Social Syndicate horses, please call John Mathieson on 0413 271235 or email him at email@example.com .
Or feel free to check out our Social Syndicate brochure which details all there is to know about TNR’s social syndicates. You can view online by clicking here.
And don't worry if you or your club or community have never previously been involved in racing – we are here to assist you every step of the way from first contact until the day your horse’s career is done.
SOCIAL SYNDICATE HORSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
We currently have some small shares left in three terrific prospects by leading sires Fastnet Rock and Star Witness and promising Darley newcomer Territories, available for lease under our Social Syndicates programme.
FASTNET ROCK – ANTILLANCA 2019
Lovely 2yo bay filly by legendary stallion Fastnet Rock out of an unraced Street Cry (sire of WInx) mare that has already produced 3 winners. Broken in and currently developing nicely in the Hunter Valley. Will commence pretraining shortly and expected in at Greendale in October. Looks to be a horse that will produce her best at 3 and 4 and perhaps up to the 1600/2000 metre range.
Where else can you race a Fastnet Rock filly for as little as $20 a week with no upfront costs?
DAZZLING LUCY (STAR WITNESS – SKY DAZZLE)
Just turned three, this chestnut filly has speed written all over her. Forget the Cups – this filly is expected to be at her best up to 1200 metres. She is broken in and recently spent a short time learning the ropes at Greendale, impressing all who dealt with her. Recently returned to the stables, where Tony will now look to start progressing her more seriously.
Her sire Star Witness was a dual Group 1 winning sprinter, who is carving out a very successful stud career. Her dam Sky Dazzle is by Written Tycoon (Champion Australian Sire 2020/21), and was a speedster that Tony trained in a short career before a paddock injury cut her career short. Her first foal, Perseids, was a first up winner at Geelong over the summer just gone.
TERRITORIES - RED RAPTURE 2019 - VOBIS and BOBS Qualified
This athletic filly by promising new Darley sire Territories impressed Tony a great deal at the Victorian sales this year where he was the highest bidder for her. In the end her breeder passed her in and decided to offer the filly to Tony on lease for his Social Syndicate owners.
She too has been broken in, impressing all with her adaptability and enthusiasm to learn and has recently returned to the stables to step up her education, with Tony looking for her to tell us how far she can progress this prep.
Importantly she is qualified for both the VOBIS (Victoria ) and BOBS (NSW) bonus schemes, meaning that she is eligible for hundreds of races that carry substantial bonus prizemoney for qualified horses.
Her sire is a French Group 1 winner by champion sire of sires Invincible Spirit, while her dam has already produced several winners including multiple city winner and Group 3 placegetter Soho Ruby.