I was going to wait until all my items were ready to auction off, but the horse has just received a very exciting race entry very soon so I want to give people the opportunity to get involved straight away.
The available shares are for the highly rated and unexposed Arc Lighter, a 17h five year old gelding previously owned by Sheikh Mohammed who races on the flat. He is rated 99 by the UK handicapper, and has class form over a mile in just five runs, winning a race worth £22k in good company. See his full profile here.
He is in training with Jeremy Gask in Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, and the trainer went to Doncaster sales with the sole intention of buying him. He remarks; "He is a horse with bags of potential... The big goal with this chap is to take him to Royal Ascot
for the Royal Hunt Cup, probably the major mile handicap of the year."
Exciting news just in is that Arc Lighter will run at Doncaster at their opening meet of the season on Saturday 29 March, in the William Hill Lincoln Heritage Handicap, a class 2 race run over a mile. There is over £100k on offer in prize money, with £60k to the winner.
Get involved - experience the thrill of owning a racehorse!
What are you bidding on?
Two shares are required to qualify for prize money, so that is exactly what ownaracehorse have donated;
2 x shares (equivalent to 0.4%) worth in excess of £400. The share period runs throughout the 2014 flat season to 14/11/2014.
A gift pack including photo and information on your horse, as well as ownaracehorse owners badge
The opportunity to apply for owners badges for racedays so you can enter the parade ring to meet your jockey and trainer
Go on organised yard visits to Jeremy Gask's yard in Wiltshire
Regular updates on the horse's progress in training and race targets
How to bid
You can bid in a number of ways - either comment on this blog with your bid, on the photo on Facebook, or if you'd prefer, you can keep your details private by messaging me directly via the contact page. If you'd prefer, send me phone number and I can call you to discuss.
Bids will end by close of play Wed 26 March, to allow me time to post the gift pack before the race. Alternatively if bids do not reach a suitable amount the auction will be ended and re-run, but potential shareholders will then miss the chance to be inolved with the £100k race at Doncaster on Saturday. Please only bid if you intend to buy and have the funds available.
Payment to be made via my JustGiving page or alternative arrangement if not possible - ALL proceeds will be going directly to Macmillan Cancer Support, a fantastic charity which strives to support everyone affected by cancer. Please spread the word!
Racehorse shares with ownaracehorse
We have been involved with ownaracehorse for some years now, and it has become a tradition that we buy a share for my Dad every birthday or Christmas. Ownaracehorse offer exception value for money, the yard visits are a great insight into life at a racing yard, and being there to watch a horse racing that you have a share in is just the biggest thrill! Whether you're investing for yourself or for a loved one, I can highly recommend it - Richard and the team are brilliant and this horse looks such an exciting prospect for the season - especially with Royal Ascot a target. Warning; racehorse ownership can prove addictiive!
Happy bidding :-)