Social Syndicates

Social Syndicates

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 a pipedream, with a small ownership share in a fashionably bred young horse potentially costing many thousands of dollars up front, not to mention the ongoing expenses your horse’s ongoing training and expense of your horses upkeep.

Through Tony Noonan Racing Social Syndicates everyone now can have the opportunity to become involved in the excitement of racing a horse with friends. They make racing a horse affordable to everybody.


From time to time, breeders have young horses that perhaps haven’t reached their reserve price at the yearling sales or that they may wish 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.


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 share a social and entertainment interest.

Individual Syndicates can consist of any number of people up to a maximum of 20 people, and we try aim for around 10 Syndicates in each of our horses.

If you are alone or part of a smaller group, we can try and connect you with other likeminded people to form a Syndicate.

Since TNR’s first Social Syndicate Horse, the city winning mare Annarbor, commenced racing in 2018, hundreds of first time owners have enjoyed the thrill and camaraderie of joining into a Syndicate with friends or community members and heading trackside with 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, which is why many of our Social Syndicate groups are already onto their third or fourth horses!


We currently have three fashionably bred fillies available for lease under our Social Syndicates programme. By leading sires Fastnet Rock and Star Witness and promising Darley newcomer Territories, these youngsters are sure to be snapped up quickly. Click on the links below to check them out.


For more information about how to form your own Social Syndicate or about current Social Syndicate horses available, please email or call Social Syndicates Manager John Mathieson on 0413 271235 for a chat.

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 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.