Sunday 9th October

 

Another busy day with 16 runners between 2 meetings!

 

 

 

Limerick:

We have 2 in the first, a 2m2 Hurdle; MISSY TATA – Jack Kennedy and MOSSBACK – and with just 5 runners in this we’d be disappointed if they didn’t feature!

2 in the Novice Hurdle; CARRIG CATHAL – Jack Kennedy and DELEGATE. Carrig Cathal has been on a winning streak lately with 3 in a row and although Delegate has been out of sorts on his last few runs he looks in great order at home. Another small field of just 6 runners.

SHADOW CATCHER contests the Rated Chase, he pulled up on his latest in the Kerry National however has some decent form and this smaller field will suit. Jack Kennedy rides.

4 runners in the Munster National; CLARCAM – Cian Collins, KILLER CROW – Jack Kennedy, TIGER ROLL – Lisa O’Neill and Kerry National winner WRATH OF TITANS. They all have a fair chance and are all in fine form at home.

The last 2 runners at Limerick both take on the Beginners Chase; ROMAN GOLD – Davy Russell and WOODFORD ISLAND – Jack Kennedy. Roman Gold looks to have a good chance on his hurdling form and Woodford Island made a promising chase debut on his latest start.

We also have 5 runners at the Curragh;

SIEGE OF BOSTON takes on the Apprentice Handicap under M Browne and we have 4 runners in the Cesarewitch; AUTOMATED – D E Sheehy, the extremely versatile ESHTIAAL – D P McDonogh, KASHMIRI SUNSET – M C Hussey and WATER SPRITE – S P Davis.

 

  • FRANK HILL

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    I am 79 and have been into horse racing all my life from i was 12. I know the ups and downs involved in the sport i think the Gordon Elliot Racing Club is one of the best there is its all about a bit of fun,. and if we get a winner then its a bit of icing on the cake, some race horse owners have horses for years and never get a winner. I could not ( understandably) afford the cost of horse ownership 50 years ago, so when I was 23 I bought two racing pigeons! I had them trained professionally but neither won and both got lost over France! Total expenditure about 300€. I progressed to owning two greyhounds in my late 30's and both eventually won races, but outlay far exceeded any income by a few thousand euro over 3 years. I then had the rehoming costs and the heartache involved before I could move on. Through meeting folk at greyhounds I joined, with 99 others a syndicate owning a horse " Baggsy" named in memory of Gary Baggs a trainer who sadly passed at a young age. She was sadly hopeless, running countless times without ever showing any intent of troubling the judge! A lesser number ( around a dozen) then bought a horse between us that ran four or five times over two years costing us around €5000 each, also without looking like getting us excited. Around this time I got divorced, sold everything and bought a yearling colt at Newmarket sales for €30,000. Two years later,  having ran once as a two year old, and costing €1000 a month in fees, he sadly broke down in the paddock and some €10k in vets fees later died after a bout of colic. It was heartbreaking, the money meant nothing.  Undeterred, a contact made through that experience, and I purchased a dodgy 6yo gelding for €7000 and after 20 runs and around €15000 in various fees we won a race at Kempton Park, with the wonderful Richard Hughes  (champion jockey that year) up. We won very nearly €3000 in prize money and didn't have enough 'on' to cover the previous loses at 6-1 SP!!! The horse broke down shortly after and after vets bills, rehoming costs and transport to new stables I had run out of money ( estimate 100k ). I had however, lived the dream. Now, through the Gordon Elliott Racing Club I can, at very little cost, rekindle that excitement. Trust me, it is value for money, not just financially but emotionally and health wise too.

  • Roger Day

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Great Racing Club to be involved with. Almost daily we get regular updates on the horses. How they are performing on the gallops and where they are entered. Even if you are based in England, like I am, I suggest there are many benefits for joining the Club. I have followed our horses at Lingfield Park and Warwick and they have raced at other courses in England and Scotland. Wow have you ever lead in a winner or been presented with a trophy as the owner. Yes, had that pleasure at Warwick Race Course. Have you ever been to Ireland? Gordon's yard is so easy to access, whether travelling by ferry or flying over. Had the pleasure of attending a Club Open Day, what a yard, never seen anything so immaculate. We had free access to the stables, yes, and we saw the Gold Cup Winner Don Cossack. Even had a photograph with him. We also saw our horses working on the gallops and Gordon gave us a update on there well being. Oh forgot to say about the cost to join the Gordon Elliott Racing Club, £8 per week, unbelievable good value.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • Barry McConkey

    Members Reviews

    Fantastic set up to be involved in, in particular, I was very surprised at how very accessible everyone is and how nice they are!! The fact you can pop in pretty much anytime to the stables to see not just the club horses, but the biggest star in Chasing right now (The mighty Don Cossack) is such a treat. Then their is the club open days, where you can go along and soak up the atmosphere with fellow racing fans and watch the horses out on the gallops! Finally to top it all off you get the amazing experience of being an owner at lots of racecourses around Ireland and the UK! Stepping inside the parade ring, discussing your horse and the plans with the trainer and jockey, welcoming them back in, accessing owners and trainers bars and areas at the track, I could go on and on! All this and I haven't even mentioned yet the regular updates on all the horses and reports from jockeys, Gordon, Olly (assistant trainer), Dean (club manager) and last but least the very helpful and lovely Zoe (racing manager)....I would urge ANYONE who enjoys racing to JOIN UP!!

    Members Reviews
  • Marilyn Nicolson

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Joined this racing club on the day it was launched because we wanted the chance to be involved with a top trainer and have a bit of fun as well. This club has certainly delivered on all these points. It is well run, informative and we very much enjoy being a part of it. Gordon runs his horses all over the UK and Ireland so no matter where you are based, there is always a chance of watching a Gordon Elliott runner. The cost is one of the lowest around at the moment and works out at around £8 per week. We have visited several racecourses where the Elliott team have been absolutely great with us and Gordon himself always has time for a chat!!!. If you are thinking of joining, just do it, it's great fun and we love being involved.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • EDWARD MERCER

    Members Reviews

    I recently joined the GERC and I have to say it's really great. I already feel better informed and better valued than two other syndicates I am a member of. This club is fantastic value too and it's backed up by regular emails from the stables whereas in other syndicates you can feel like you are not important as you only own a tiny bit of one horse and that horse may run only two or three times a year but being a member of the GERC gives you a share in a club which owns 5 horses so it gives you five times the fun as Gordon's horses seem to run more frequently. I would encourage any racing fans to join up as for a minimal cost it will give you a fantastic new experience and a much enhanced day at the races as you get all the same benefits as if you owned a horse outright yet at a fraction of the cost

    Members Reviews
  • Donal Smith

    MEMBERS REVIEW

    Never thought I'd be able to get involved with racehorse ownership again but the GERC has given me the chance once more and it's fantastic. Of course we're not going to get any Don Cossack's or stable superstars like him, but for £40 a month, a tenner a week, we currently have three horses in training at Cullentra, with more to follow I expect. Superbly run by Zoe, Olly and Dean, we're continually updated with news of our horses, with a very informative weekly blog and news of declarations and entries when they occur. We enjoyed a stable visit to Gordon's yard in late January and there's another pencilled in for Saturday week, June 11th. As is/was explained when I/we first joined up, this is not a money making exercise and anyone who thinks it is should look elsewhere. For anyone, like me, looking to get involved in the sport with one of the best trainers in the business for a tenner a week, with runners on a weekly basis, get involved. I promise u won't regret it. One of our horses, Dove Mountain, recently won a charity race at Warwick, and finished an encouraging second at Down Royal last Friday evening. A winner in the making without a doubt, and lots of fun to be had with him, Faraway Mountain, Steady Major, and whatever new additions Gordon and Olly get us. Get Involved, be part of it!!!

    MEMBERS REVIEW
  • Keith Traill

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Been in the club since day one I must say it is a well run club Zoe Dean Olly do a great job I was lucky enough to go the first open day saw The Don and all the other great Horses Gordon has met utter members who I stil keep in touch with then on to Navan races for s good days racing sorry I can't make the next open day on the 11 of June as on Holiday look forward to my weekly blog from Zoe telling you what is happening at Cullentra hope to meet some members at Perth this Sunday.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • OLLIE MCGUINNESS

    Members Reviews

    I always wanted to experience owning a racehorse..and with Gordon Elliott Racing Club my dream came through at a fraction of the cost. ..its a great club..with regular updates on the horses..and already have made loads of new friends. .would highly recommend this club

    Members Reviews

 

Saturday 24th September

6 at Navan today:

 

TAJSEER is up first in the Handicap Hurdle, he got his head in front at the 13th time of asking recently and we hope he can keep up the good work with Keith Donoghue in the saddle.

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STEAMBOAT QUAY is next, he’s been showing slight improvement but will still need to pull his socks up to factor here today in a huge field of 26. Mark Walsh rides.

Both DE PLOTTING SHED (featured pic) and EVERYDAY EVERYHOUR – Bryan Cooper represent us in the At The Races Hurdle, both are consistent and shouldn’t be far away with just 5 runners in total.

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HARD TO CALL contests the Beginners Chase, well beaten at Kilbeggan after initially showing promise we hope it was an anomaly. Mark Walsh rides.

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REALT MOR wraps up the day in the Handicap Chase, he looked to be travelling well when falling in the Kerry National however was none the worse and is back in great form here today.

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Thursday 22nd September

Busy day again at Perth today, also one runner at the Curragh;

Curragh:

HIGH EXPECTATIONS returns from almost 2 years off the track to contest Division 1 of the ‘Order Of Malta Handicap’ the dual hurdle winner is in good form at home. Wayne Lordan rides.

Perth:

BUONAROTTI BOY takes on the Handicap Hurdle with Richard Johnson in the saddle, 2nd here last time out he’s in great order at home.
LAKE MALAWI is next in the Novice Hurdle, he stayed on well to finish 2nd last time out at Ballinrobe. Richard Johnson rides.
CANNY TOM has been unlucky since joining us but seemed to show some improvement on his latest at Downpatrick. Keith Donoghue rides.
TEMPO MAC contests the Novice Chase, he’s a real all-rounder having won on the flat, over hurdles and over fences. Richard Johnson rides.
LILYWHITE GESTURE was a narrow winner a Sedgefield last month and ran ok on both occasions since. She faces a field of 7 in the Novice Hurdle with Richard Johnson on board.
JOANS TART is our last runner of the day in the Bumper, she’s in good order at home but will need to show marked improvement here to factor under Henry Brooke.

 

  • GORDON ELLIOTT

    WELCOME

    The idea of creating our very own Racing Club is a fresh modern approach to experience Racehorse Ownership. We aim to encourage people to become involved and experience a whole new adventure within the racing industry. Members pay an affordable membership fee and in return share the fun and excitement of following the progress of the club’s racehorses. In addition, Members share an equal division of the race prize money won by all the horses and a host of exclusive benefits. While sampling the thrills and spills of being an owner at the races, we’ll be organising Open Days at Cullentra Stables where racing club members will be able to sense the behind the scenes work and meet your team of horses. We look forward to welcoming you as an owner to the team!

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Wednesday 21st September

6 runners at Perth today all partnered by Richard Johnson;

LUCY MC is up first in the Mares Novice Hurdle of just 5 runners, she got her head in front last time out on what was her 7th start under rules in a very narrow victory.
ORCHARD ROAD is next in the Handicap Chase, he was placed on both starts for us and gets closer each time. Another small field with a total of 6 runners.
SHAN DUN NA NGALL contests the Claiming Hurdle for the Twenty Time Two syndicate, he can be slightly hit and miss but ran a blinder on the flat last time out to finish 3rd beaten less than 2l.
WESTERN HOME tends to run well at Perth, she was clear here back in July when falling at the last and has won at Cartmel since. She’s in good order and we are hopeful of a nice run.
Although finishing in the money on all 5 starts for us TRESPASSED is yet to get his head in front, we hope he has a change of luck today in the Juvenile Hurdle.
Last but not least SON OF MY HEART takes on the Handicap Chase, he’s been 2nd at Perth twice so he’s all out for victory here today!

 

  • FRANK HILL

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    I am 79 and have been into horse racing all my life from i was 12. I know the ups and downs involved in the sport i think the Gordon Elliot Racing Club is one of the best there is its all about a bit of fun,. and if we get a winner then its a bit of icing on the cake, some race horse owners have horses for years and never get a winner. I could not ( understandably) afford the cost of horse ownership 50 years ago, so when I was 23 I bought two racing pigeons! I had them trained professionally but neither won and both got lost over France! Total expenditure about 300€. I progressed to owning two greyhounds in my late 30's and both eventually won races, but outlay far exceeded any income by a few thousand euro over 3 years. I then had the rehoming costs and the heartache involved before I could move on. Through meeting folk at greyhounds I joined, with 99 others a syndicate owning a horse " Baggsy" named in memory of Gary Baggs a trainer who sadly passed at a young age. She was sadly hopeless, running countless times without ever showing any intent of troubling the judge! A lesser number ( around a dozen) then bought a horse between us that ran four or five times over two years costing us around €5000 each, also without looking like getting us excited. Around this time I got divorced, sold everything and bought a yearling colt at Newmarket sales for €30,000. Two years later,  having ran once as a two year old, and costing €1000 a month in fees, he sadly broke down in the paddock and some €10k in vets fees later died after a bout of colic. It was heartbreaking, the money meant nothing.  Undeterred, a contact made through that experience, and I purchased a dodgy 6yo gelding for €7000 and after 20 runs and around €15000 in various fees we won a race at Kempton Park, with the wonderful Richard Hughes  (champion jockey that year) up. We won very nearly €3000 in prize money and didn't have enough 'on' to cover the previous loses at 6-1 SP!!! The horse broke down shortly after and after vets bills, rehoming costs and transport to new stables I had run out of money ( estimate 100k ). I had however, lived the dream. Now, through the Gordon Elliott Racing Club I can, at very little cost, rekindle that excitement. Trust me, it is value for money, not just financially but emotionally and health wise too.

  • Roger Day

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Great Racing Club to be involved with. Almost daily we get regular updates on the horses. How they are performing on the gallops and where they are entered. Even if you are based in England, like I am, I suggest there are many benefits for joining the Club. I have followed our horses at Lingfield Park and Warwick and they have raced at other courses in England and Scotland. Wow have you ever lead in a winner or been presented with a trophy as the owner. Yes, had that pleasure at Warwick Race Course. Have you ever been to Ireland? Gordon's yard is so easy to access, whether travelling by ferry or flying over. Had the pleasure of attending a Club Open Day, what a yard, never seen anything so immaculate. We had free access to the stables, yes, and we saw the Gold Cup Winner Don Cossack. Even had a photograph with him. We also saw our horses working on the gallops and Gordon gave us a update on there well being. Oh forgot to say about the cost to join the Gordon Elliott Racing Club, £8 per week, unbelievable good value.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • Barry McConkey

    Members Reviews

    Fantastic set up to be involved in, in particular, I was very surprised at how very accessible everyone is and how nice they are!! The fact you can pop in pretty much anytime to the stables to see not just the club horses, but the biggest star in Chasing right now (The mighty Don Cossack) is such a treat. Then their is the club open days, where you can go along and soak up the atmosphere with fellow racing fans and watch the horses out on the gallops! Finally to top it all off you get the amazing experience of being an owner at lots of racecourses around Ireland and the UK! Stepping inside the parade ring, discussing your horse and the plans with the trainer and jockey, welcoming them back in, accessing owners and trainers bars and areas at the track, I could go on and on! All this and I haven't even mentioned yet the regular updates on all the horses and reports from jockeys, Gordon, Olly (assistant trainer), Dean (club manager) and last but least the very helpful and lovely Zoe (racing manager)....I would urge ANYONE who enjoys racing to JOIN UP!!

    Members Reviews
  • Marilyn Nicolson

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Joined this racing club on the day it was launched because we wanted the chance to be involved with a top trainer and have a bit of fun as well. This club has certainly delivered on all these points. It is well run, informative and we very much enjoy being a part of it. Gordon runs his horses all over the UK and Ireland so no matter where you are based, there is always a chance of watching a Gordon Elliott runner. The cost is one of the lowest around at the moment and works out at around £8 per week. We have visited several racecourses where the Elliott team have been absolutely great with us and Gordon himself always has time for a chat!!!. If you are thinking of joining, just do it, it's great fun and we love being involved.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • EDWARD MERCER

    Members Reviews

    I recently joined the GERC and I have to say it's really great. I already feel better informed and better valued than two other syndicates I am a member of. This club is fantastic value too and it's backed up by regular emails from the stables whereas in other syndicates you can feel like you are not important as you only own a tiny bit of one horse and that horse may run only two or three times a year but being a member of the GERC gives you a share in a club which owns 5 horses so it gives you five times the fun as Gordon's horses seem to run more frequently. I would encourage any racing fans to join up as for a minimal cost it will give you a fantastic new experience and a much enhanced day at the races as you get all the same benefits as if you owned a horse outright yet at a fraction of the cost

    Members Reviews
  • Donal Smith

    MEMBERS REVIEW

    Never thought I'd be able to get involved with racehorse ownership again but the GERC has given me the chance once more and it's fantastic. Of course we're not going to get any Don Cossack's or stable superstars like him, but for £40 a month, a tenner a week, we currently have three horses in training at Cullentra, with more to follow I expect. Superbly run by Zoe, Olly and Dean, we're continually updated with news of our horses, with a very informative weekly blog and news of declarations and entries when they occur. We enjoyed a stable visit to Gordon's yard in late January and there's another pencilled in for Saturday week, June 11th. As is/was explained when I/we first joined up, this is not a money making exercise and anyone who thinks it is should look elsewhere. For anyone, like me, looking to get involved in the sport with one of the best trainers in the business for a tenner a week, with runners on a weekly basis, get involved. I promise u won't regret it. One of our horses, Dove Mountain, recently won a charity race at Warwick, and finished an encouraging second at Down Royal last Friday evening. A winner in the making without a doubt, and lots of fun to be had with him, Faraway Mountain, Steady Major, and whatever new additions Gordon and Olly get us. Get Involved, be part of it!!!

    MEMBERS REVIEW
  • Keith Traill

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Been in the club since day one I must say it is a well run club Zoe Dean Olly do a great job I was lucky enough to go the first open day saw The Don and all the other great Horses Gordon has met utter members who I stil keep in touch with then on to Navan races for s good days racing sorry I can't make the next open day on the 11 of June as on Holiday look forward to my weekly blog from Zoe telling you what is happening at Cullentra hope to meet some members at Perth this Sunday.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • OLLIE MCGUINNESS

    Members Reviews

    I always wanted to experience owning a racehorse..and with Gordon Elliott Racing Club my dream came through at a fraction of the cost. ..its a great club..with regular updates on the horses..and already have made loads of new friends. .would highly recommend this club

    Members Reviews

Saturday 27th August

Just the 2 runners today at Cartmel both partnered by Richard Johnson;

BUYER BEWARE is up first in the Novice Hurdle, yet to finish out of the money on any of his runs since joining us aside from when he fell he’s in with a nice chance today.
WESTERN HOME contests the Mares Handicap Hurdle, she’s a lovely mare who gives it her all and we hope for another good run from her today.

No runners tomorrow but we have 3 meetings on Monday, Downpatrick, Roscommon and Cartmel!

  • FRANK HILL

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    I am 79 and have been into horse racing all my life from i was 12. I know the ups and downs involved in the sport i think the Gordon Elliot Racing Club is one of the best there is its all about a bit of fun,. and if we get a winner then its a bit of icing on the cake, some race horse owners have horses for years and never get a winner. I could not ( understandably) afford the cost of horse ownership 50 years ago, so when I was 23 I bought two racing pigeons! I had them trained professionally but neither won and both got lost over France! Total expenditure about 300€. I progressed to owning two greyhounds in my late 30's and both eventually won races, but outlay far exceeded any income by a few thousand euro over 3 years. I then had the rehoming costs and the heartache involved before I could move on. Through meeting folk at greyhounds I joined, with 99 others a syndicate owning a horse " Baggsy" named in memory of Gary Baggs a trainer who sadly passed at a young age. She was sadly hopeless, running countless times without ever showing any intent of troubling the judge! A lesser number ( around a dozen) then bought a horse between us that ran four or five times over two years costing us around €5000 each, also without looking like getting us excited. Around this time I got divorced, sold everything and bought a yearling colt at Newmarket sales for €30,000. Two years later,  having ran once as a two year old, and costing €1000 a month in fees, he sadly broke down in the paddock and some €10k in vets fees later died after a bout of colic. It was heartbreaking, the money meant nothing.  Undeterred, a contact made through that experience, and I purchased a dodgy 6yo gelding for €7000 and after 20 runs and around €15000 in various fees we won a race at Kempton Park, with the wonderful Richard Hughes  (champion jockey that year) up. We won very nearly €3000 in prize money and didn't have enough 'on' to cover the previous loses at 6-1 SP!!! The horse broke down shortly after and after vets bills, rehoming costs and transport to new stables I had run out of money ( estimate 100k ). I had however, lived the dream. Now, through the Gordon Elliott Racing Club I can, at very little cost, rekindle that excitement. Trust me, it is value for money, not just financially but emotionally and health wise too.

  • Roger Day

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Great Racing Club to be involved with. Almost daily we get regular updates on the horses. How they are performing on the gallops and where they are entered. Even if you are based in England, like I am, I suggest there are many benefits for joining the Club. I have followed our horses at Lingfield Park and Warwick and they have raced at other courses in England and Scotland. Wow have you ever lead in a winner or been presented with a trophy as the owner. Yes, had that pleasure at Warwick Race Course. Have you ever been to Ireland? Gordon's yard is so easy to access, whether travelling by ferry or flying over. Had the pleasure of attending a Club Open Day, what a yard, never seen anything so immaculate. We had free access to the stables, yes, and we saw the Gold Cup Winner Don Cossack. Even had a photograph with him. We also saw our horses working on the gallops and Gordon gave us a update on there well being. Oh forgot to say about the cost to join the Gordon Elliott Racing Club, £8 per week, unbelievable good value.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • Barry McConkey

    Members Reviews

    Fantastic set up to be involved in, in particular, I was very surprised at how very accessible everyone is and how nice they are!! The fact you can pop in pretty much anytime to the stables to see not just the club horses, but the biggest star in Chasing right now (The mighty Don Cossack) is such a treat. Then their is the club open days, where you can go along and soak up the atmosphere with fellow racing fans and watch the horses out on the gallops! Finally to top it all off you get the amazing experience of being an owner at lots of racecourses around Ireland and the UK! Stepping inside the parade ring, discussing your horse and the plans with the trainer and jockey, welcoming them back in, accessing owners and trainers bars and areas at the track, I could go on and on! All this and I haven't even mentioned yet the regular updates on all the horses and reports from jockeys, Gordon, Olly (assistant trainer), Dean (club manager) and last but least the very helpful and lovely Zoe (racing manager)....I would urge ANYONE who enjoys racing to JOIN UP!!

    Members Reviews
  • Marilyn Nicolson

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Joined this racing club on the day it was launched because we wanted the chance to be involved with a top trainer and have a bit of fun as well. This club has certainly delivered on all these points. It is well run, informative and we very much enjoy being a part of it. Gordon runs his horses all over the UK and Ireland so no matter where you are based, there is always a chance of watching a Gordon Elliott runner. The cost is one of the lowest around at the moment and works out at around £8 per week. We have visited several racecourses where the Elliott team have been absolutely great with us and Gordon himself always has time for a chat!!!. If you are thinking of joining, just do it, it's great fun and we love being involved.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • EDWARD MERCER

    Members Reviews

    I recently joined the GERC and I have to say it's really great. I already feel better informed and better valued than two other syndicates I am a member of. This club is fantastic value too and it's backed up by regular emails from the stables whereas in other syndicates you can feel like you are not important as you only own a tiny bit of one horse and that horse may run only two or three times a year but being a member of the GERC gives you a share in a club which owns 5 horses so it gives you five times the fun as Gordon's horses seem to run more frequently. I would encourage any racing fans to join up as for a minimal cost it will give you a fantastic new experience and a much enhanced day at the races as you get all the same benefits as if you owned a horse outright yet at a fraction of the cost

    Members Reviews
  • Donal Smith

    MEMBERS REVIEW

    Never thought I'd be able to get involved with racehorse ownership again but the GERC has given me the chance once more and it's fantastic. Of course we're not going to get any Don Cossack's or stable superstars like him, but for £40 a month, a tenner a week, we currently have three horses in training at Cullentra, with more to follow I expect. Superbly run by Zoe, Olly and Dean, we're continually updated with news of our horses, with a very informative weekly blog and news of declarations and entries when they occur. We enjoyed a stable visit to Gordon's yard in late January and there's another pencilled in for Saturday week, June 11th. As is/was explained when I/we first joined up, this is not a money making exercise and anyone who thinks it is should look elsewhere. For anyone, like me, looking to get involved in the sport with one of the best trainers in the business for a tenner a week, with runners on a weekly basis, get involved. I promise u won't regret it. One of our horses, Dove Mountain, recently won a charity race at Warwick, and finished an encouraging second at Down Royal last Friday evening. A winner in the making without a doubt, and lots of fun to be had with him, Faraway Mountain, Steady Major, and whatever new additions Gordon and Olly get us. Get Involved, be part of it!!!

    MEMBERS REVIEW
  • Keith Traill

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    Been in the club since day one I must say it is a well run club Zoe Dean Olly do a great job I was lucky enough to go the first open day saw The Don and all the other great Horses Gordon has met utter members who I stil keep in touch with then on to Navan races for s good days racing sorry I can't make the next open day on the 11 of June as on Holiday look forward to my weekly blog from Zoe telling you what is happening at Cullentra hope to meet some members at Perth this Sunday.

    MEMBERS REVIEWS
  • OLLIE MCGUINNESS

    Members Reviews

    I always wanted to experience owning a racehorse..and with Gordon Elliott Racing Club my dream came through at a fraction of the cost. ..its a great club..with regular updates on the horses..and already have made loads of new friends. .would highly recommend this club

    Members Reviews

Friday 25th August

10 runners at Down Royal today!

MISCHIEF MAISY – Kevin Sexton, SCEALTANA – Keith Donoghue and TRESPASSED – Jack Kennedy all represent us in the 3YO Maiden Hurdle. All 3 are nice individuals and Mischief Maisy will benefit from the 7lb fillies allowance.
LUCY MC is next under Keith Donoghue in the Mares Maiden Hurdle in which we also have PAT’S OSCAR partnered by Jack Kennedy. Pat’s Oscar would seem the pick of the 2 after her win last time out, this will be her debut over hurdles.
EVERYDAY EVERYHOUR takes on the Rated Hurdle, he has a couple of good runs behind him and we hope for another today. Jack Kennedy rides.
2 in the Handicap Hurdle; BELLAS ROCK – Kevin Sexton and BLACK WATERFALL – Jack Kennedy. Both horses are in good order at home, a full field of 20 runners faces them today.
Next is AN CAISTEAL NUADH in the Maiden Hurdle with Jack Kennedy on board, a nice big horse whos debut was promising and although 7th on his latest he wasn’t beaten far.
Last but not least is VOTE OF CONFIDENCE who is also ridden by Jack, a great run from him last time out when narrowly beaten at Tramore will hold him in good stead for today.

  • FRANK HILL

    MEMBERS REVIEWS

    I am 79 and have been into horse racing all my life from i was 12. I know the ups and downs involved in the sport i think the Gordon Elliot Racing Club is one of the best there is its all about a bit of fun,. and if we get a winner then its a bit of icing on the cake, some race horse owners have horses for years and never get a winner. I could not ( understandably) afford the cost of horse ownership 50 years ago, so when I was 23 I bought two racing pigeons! I had them trained professionally but neither won and both got lost over France! Total expenditure about 300€. I progressed to owning two greyhounds in my late 30's and both eventually won races, but outlay far exceeded any income by a few thousand euro over 3 years. I then had the rehoming costs and the heartache involved before I could move on. Through meeting folk at greyhounds I joined, with 99 others a syndicate owning a horse " Baggsy" named in memory of Gary Baggs a trainer who sadly passed at a young age. She was sadly hopeless, running countless times without ever showing any intent of troubling the judge! A lesser number ( around a dozen) then bought a horse between us that ran four or five times over two years costing us around €5000 each, also without looking like getting us excited. Around this time I got divorced, sold everything and bought a yearling colt at Newmarket sales for €30,000. Two years later,  having ran once as a two year old, and costing €1000 a month in fees, he sadly broke down in the paddock and some €10k in vets fees later died after a bout of colic. It was heartbreaking, the money meant nothing.  Undeterred, a contact made through that experience, and I purchased a dodgy 6yo gelding for €7000 and after 20 runs and around €15000 in various fees we won a race at Kempton Park, with the wonderful Richard Hughes  (champion jockey that year) up. We won very nearly €3000 in prize money and didn't have enough 'on' to cover the previous loses at 6-1 SP!!! The horse broke down shortly after and after vets bills, rehoming costs and transport to new stables I had run out of money ( estimate 100k ). I had however, lived the dream. Now, through the Gordon Elliott Racing Club I can, at very little cost, rekindle that excitement. Trust me, it is value for money, not just financially but emotionally and health wise too.

  • Roger Day

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    Great Racing Club to be involved with. Almost daily we get regular updates on the horses. How they are performing on the gallops and where they are entered. Even if you are based in England, like I am, I suggest there are many benefits for joining the Club. I have followed our horses at Lingfield Park and Warwick and they have raced at other courses in England and Scotland. Wow have you ever lead in a winner or been presented with a trophy as the owner. Yes, had that pleasure at Warwick Race Course. Have you ever been to Ireland? Gordon's yard is so easy to access, whether travelling by ferry or flying over. Had the pleasure of attending a Club Open Day, what a yard, never seen anything so immaculate. We had free access to the stables, yes, and we saw the Gold Cup Winner Don Cossack. Even had a photograph with him. We also saw our horses working on the gallops and Gordon gave us a update on there well being. Oh forgot to say about the cost to join the Gordon Elliott Racing Club, £8 per week, unbelievable good value.

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  • Barry McConkey

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    Fantastic set up to be involved in, in particular, I was very surprised at how very accessible everyone is and how nice they are!! The fact you can pop in pretty much anytime to the stables to see not just the club horses, but the biggest star in Chasing right now (The mighty Don Cossack) is such a treat. Then their is the club open days, where you can go along and soak up the atmosphere with fellow racing fans and watch the horses out on the gallops! Finally to top it all off you get the amazing experience of being an owner at lots of racecourses around Ireland and the UK! Stepping inside the parade ring, discussing your horse and the plans with the trainer and jockey, welcoming them back in, accessing owners and trainers bars and areas at the track, I could go on and on! All this and I haven't even mentioned yet the regular updates on all the horses and reports from jockeys, Gordon, Olly (assistant trainer), Dean (club manager) and last but least the very helpful and lovely Zoe (racing manager)....I would urge ANYONE who enjoys racing to JOIN UP!!

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  • Marilyn Nicolson

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    Joined this racing club on the day it was launched because we wanted the chance to be involved with a top trainer and have a bit of fun as well. This club has certainly delivered on all these points. It is well run, informative and we very much enjoy being a part of it. Gordon runs his horses all over the UK and Ireland so no matter where you are based, there is always a chance of watching a Gordon Elliott runner. The cost is one of the lowest around at the moment and works out at around £8 per week. We have visited several racecourses where the Elliott team have been absolutely great with us and Gordon himself always has time for a chat!!!. If you are thinking of joining, just do it, it's great fun and we love being involved.

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  • EDWARD MERCER

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    I recently joined the GERC and I have to say it's really great. I already feel better informed and better valued than two other syndicates I am a member of. This club is fantastic value too and it's backed up by regular emails from the stables whereas in other syndicates you can feel like you are not important as you only own a tiny bit of one horse and that horse may run only two or three times a year but being a member of the GERC gives you a share in a club which owns 5 horses so it gives you five times the fun as Gordon's horses seem to run more frequently. I would encourage any racing fans to join up as for a minimal cost it will give you a fantastic new experience and a much enhanced day at the races as you get all the same benefits as if you owned a horse outright yet at a fraction of the cost

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  • Donal Smith

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    Never thought I'd be able to get involved with racehorse ownership again but the GERC has given me the chance once more and it's fantastic. Of course we're not going to get any Don Cossack's or stable superstars like him, but for £40 a month, a tenner a week, we currently have three horses in training at Cullentra, with more to follow I expect. Superbly run by Zoe, Olly and Dean, we're continually updated with news of our horses, with a very informative weekly blog and news of declarations and entries when they occur. We enjoyed a stable visit to Gordon's yard in late January and there's another pencilled in for Saturday week, June 11th. As is/was explained when I/we first joined up, this is not a money making exercise and anyone who thinks it is should look elsewhere. For anyone, like me, looking to get involved in the sport with one of the best trainers in the business for a tenner a week, with runners on a weekly basis, get involved. I promise u won't regret it. One of our horses, Dove Mountain, recently won a charity race at Warwick, and finished an encouraging second at Down Royal last Friday evening. A winner in the making without a doubt, and lots of fun to be had with him, Faraway Mountain, Steady Major, and whatever new additions Gordon and Olly get us. Get Involved, be part of it!!!

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  • Keith Traill

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    Been in the club since day one I must say it is a well run club Zoe Dean Olly do a great job I was lucky enough to go the first open day saw The Don and all the other great Horses Gordon has met utter members who I stil keep in touch with then on to Navan races for s good days racing sorry I can't make the next open day on the 11 of June as on Holiday look forward to my weekly blog from Zoe telling you what is happening at Cullentra hope to meet some members at Perth this Sunday.

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  • OLLIE MCGUINNESS

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    I always wanted to experience owning a racehorse..and with Gordon Elliott Racing Club my dream came through at a fraction of the cost. ..its a great club..with regular updates on the horses..and already have made loads of new friends. .would highly recommend this club

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Thursday 25th August

Very busy today between 2 meetings! We have 6 runners at Sedgefield and 7 at Bellewstown!

Representing us at Bellewstown our own STEADY MAJOR flies the Club flag in the Handicap Hurdle with Daragh Maher claiming a valuable 7lb, he needs to show some improvement on prior runs but this is the lowest weight he’s carried since joining us so we hope that will benefit him.

Other runners include the promising WATER SPRITE in the Mares Hurdle of just 6 runners, the consistent URTHEONEIWANT and STOLEN DIAMOND who made a great debut. At Sedgefield among others we have MIRO who was much improved on his latest couple of starts and TAJSEER who we hopes day is not far away after plenty of near misses!

Enjoy the day to those who are attending!

 

  • GORDON ELLIOTT

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    The idea of creating our very own Racing Club is a fresh modern approach to experience Racehorse Ownership. We aim to encourage people to become involved and experience a whole new adventure within the racing industry. Members pay an affordable membership fee and in return share the fun and excitement of following the progress of the club’s racehorses. In addition, Members share an equal division of the race prize money won by all the horses and a host of exclusive benefits. While sampling the thrills and spills of being an owner at the races, we’ll be organising Open Days at Cullentra Stables where racing club members will be able to sense the behind the scenes work and meet your team of horses. We look forward to welcoming you as an owner to the team!

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Sunday 14th August

6 Runners in Tramore today –

We begin with ANTIPHONY in the Maiden Hurdle, he ran an encouraging race in Sligo on his debut for the yard, the ground should suit him, he has loads of ability and hopefully he can get his head in front, Jack Kennedy rides.

BUONAROTTI BOY carries first time blinkers in the Handicap Hurdle, slips in with a nice weight and hopefully he can go close with Jack Kennedy on board.
STEADY MAJOR takes his chance today in the fourth race he will appreciate the better going today, is in great form at home and Jack Kennedy also rides.

We had 3 contesting the Mare Beginners Chase but with 2 non runners we have TOCORORO left flying the flag for us, she made a very encouraging debut over fences in Galway last time out when a close 3rd, she steps up in trip today and gets a 4yolds allowance. Jack Kennedy rides. NICKNAME EXIT lines up in the Handicap Chase, he was disappointing in Kilbeggan, the better ground should suit, he is in great form and fingers crossed he can rekindle his form. Conor Brassil claims 7lbs off his back.

DEFINITE WINNER is our last runner in the bumper, she had a promising run finishing 3rd in a Galway bumper and we hope she can be in the shake up again. Nina Carberry rides.

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