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Types of Ownership

There are many different ways you can become involved in racehorse ownership. The main thing to remember is that owning a racehorse or at least part of one, does not have to be expensive.

The ownership option most suitable for you will vary depending on your budget and the amount of involvement you would like. The different types of racehorse ownership are listed below.

For further details, the BHB website has produced a very helpful online ownership brochure which has loads of information for new owners.

Sole Ownership

This is the form of ownership when you are the sole owner. You are responsible for all costs and profits. You have sole choice of colours and names (if the horse is not already named).


Co-ownership of a racehorse involves more than one person. The 4 different types of co-ownership are listed below:

1. Company Ownership

This is a way of using your company to own a horse. It is a great way of advertising your company or perhaps a way of bringing company members/employees together. You can name the horse after your company providing you buy a horse that is un-named. You can also run a horse that is already named but owned by your company.

2. Joint Ownership

This type of ownership can consist of between 2 to 12 people. The horse or horses can run in a joint ownership name.

3. Racing Partnership

This form of ownership can consist of between 2 to 20 people of who 2 must become or perhaps already are registered owners.

Jo currently runs the following partnerships: Smashblock Partnership & The Golden Syndicate

4. Leasing

This form of ownership avoids a capital outlay for a racehorse. It can be set up for a certain period of time, perhaps one year or season, sometimes for even longer. This involves the owner paying for a horses cost of training for whatever period but you also enjoy the prize money.

Racing Clubs

These have become a very popular way of dipping your toe in to the water. There are several different Clubs at varying entrance prices They are not an independent form of co ownership. Therefore by joining or becoming a member of a racing club you receive all the benefits of that club but you are not entering into racehorse ownership yourself.

Fancy owning a horse with Jo Foster Racing?

Whether you are an experienced owner, or totally new to racing, why not contact Jo for more information and come and see us at our base at Brookleigh Farm.

If you would like to discuss ownership in any further detail please contact Jo on: 07980301808