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RACEWORLD SYNDICATES


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Our Raceworld syndicates have been running successfully for over 20 years now with many original members still involved. Racing brings together like-minded individuals which lead to lasting friendships.  

Raceworld colours have been carried by many winners. The likes of Connect, who was a consistently competitive Saturday sprinter, Locum, Comrade Bond, Zenarinda and Hold Firm's dam Four Miracles, who won twice at York, are all good examples of genuine fun horses who continued giving members pleasure for several seasons. The winning colt, Hold Firm (see below), continues in the same mould always giving his best.

The Raceworld sydicates are a great way to be involved with owning a share in a racehorse without breaking the bank. The exhilaration of having a winner is unbelievable and unforgettable. Mike Jenkins (see below) has run the syndicates for years, and is both very approachable and knowledgeable. He keeps all the Raceworld members informed about the horses and organises visits to the yard whenever members want to come. The yard is extremely friendly and Mark is always welcoming and ready to discuss the Raceworld horses during members' visits.

Raceworld membership can make a perfect gift for someone special in your life.

Horses for 2017:

At present this year we have two exciting new two-year-olds, a colt and a filly, plus Hold Firm who is already a triple Raceworld winner and is always so reliable. 

SAINT ANTHONY

Pastoral Pursuits ex Mega 2YO chesnut colt

(D.O.B 29.04.15)

£1,000 per 12th share

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The pedigree of Saint Anthony
                                                                                                                   

Saint Anthony
2015 Chesnut Colt
                  
                                  
first ascendancy
Pastoral Pursuits (GB)
Mega (IRE)
(1996) 
second ascendancy
Bahamian Bounty (GB)  
Star (GB)
Petardia (GB) 
Gobolino
third ascendancy
Cadeaux Genereux
Clarentia
Most Welcome
Marista
Petong  
What A Pet
Don
Broccoli

As you can see this colt is strong and attractive. He has a very relaxed, easy walk and moves like a dream when cantering. He is a three parts brother to Marvo who was by Bahamian Bounty, the sire of Pastoral Pursuits, and won five races. He is a half brother to three other winners - Astrodonna won four races including at York and is now a broodmare; Merolicio won twice in England before becoming a multiple winner in the Middle East including winning Group races; Mystic Wind won her maiden first time out very impressively, but sustained an injury at home and never ran again.

His sire, Pastoral Pursuits, was a top rated sprinter who won the Group 1 July Cup and is the sire of many top class horses including Pastoral Player and Rose Blossom. His stock are very precocious and genuine. Both Mega and Pastoral Pursuits have the speedy Mansingh and Sing Sing in their pedigrees.

I highly recommend this colt.

Update - 13th March:

He has now settled down really well and, although still very fresh on a Monday morning, once that is out of his system, he loves to get on and canter. A strong, very attractive colt he moves really well and does it very easily. He looks to me that if he continues in this vein, he will be on the track relatively early this season. I think he needs plenty to keep him occupied and work and racing will certainly do that. He is starting to get plenty of owners now, but there are still a few shares left at present. I can highly recommend him. 


TRUE CALLING

Pastoral Pursuits ex Trew Class 2YO chesnut filly

(D.O.B 07.02.15)

                        £850 per 12th share                        

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The pedigree of True Calling

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2015 Chesnut Filly
                  
                                  
first ascendancy
Pastoral Pursuits (GB) 
Trew Class (GB)
(2001) 
second ascendancy
Bahamian Bounty (GB) 
Star (GB)  
Inchinor (GB) 
Inimitable (GB) 
third ascendancy
Cadeaux Genereux
Clarentia
Most Welcome 
Marista
Abonoora  
Inchmurrin
Polish Precedent (USA)  
Saveur (GB)

This filly is well grown and attractive with plenty of scope. She is a very good mover, and like all the mares's offspring, both strong and correct. Her dam, Trew Class, was the most genuine race mare. She won four times including at Sandown and York. We had some great days with her and this filly looks capable of similar achievements. She is half sister to multiple winners including the two lovely fillies Kathleen Francis and Jennifer J.

Her sire Pastoral Pursuits has a great record with his offspring and comes from a very speedy family. Trew Class has the extremely fast Ahonoora as her grandsire, and her dam was by the multiple group winner Polish Precedent. Northern Dancer is in both pedigrees, as is the influential sire and brilliant racehorse, Bold Lad. We think so much of this filly that we are sending her dam, Trew Class, back to be covered by Pastoral Pursuits again this season.

I have always loved this filly from when she was a foal and I anticipate that she will make into a  very useful racehorse.
 

Update - 13th March:

She is cantering out on the heath and starting to get into the daily routine. It often takes a few weeks to get them used to all the different canters and sights and sound they see when leaving the yard, and she has been no exception to the rule as she likes to go one way much better than the other. Individual training is a must with young horses and getting to know their likes and dislikes can help her trainer in so many ways. This filly, although not going to be an April runner, is strong, a very good mover and should be out early summer. She has been called True Calling, which is another play on both sire and dam. 


 Hold Firm

Refuse To Bend ex Four Miracles bay colt

(D.O.B 09.02.12)

£750 per 12th share

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Winning at Chelmsford on Saturday March 11th 2017

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                                             Collecting the owners prize at Lingfield on Tuesday 28th February

The pedigree of Hold Firm
                                                                                                                   

Hold Firm 
2012 Bay Colt
                  
                                  
first ascendancy
Refuse To Bend (IRE) 
Four Miracles (GB)
(2004) 
second ascendancy
Sadler's Wells (USA)  
Market Slide (USA)
Vettori (IRE) 
North Kildare (USA)
third ascendancy
Northern Dancer 
Fairy Bridge (USA) 
Gulch (USA)
Grenzen (USA)
Machiavellian (USA) 
Air Distingue (USA)
Northjet
Lady Blackfoot

 

Hold Firm is the winner of five races, he's been second seven times, third twice and placed fourth seven times. He always gives of his best even from a bad draw, and the syndicate have had plenty of thrills with him. He is  strong, compact and a very easy mover.

His dam, Four Miracles, won three times for Raceworld, including twice at York, and was placed another 11 times, six times finishing second. She handled all sorts of going from good to firm, to good to soft. It is a marvellous family, going back to Lady Blackfoot, and is a very sought-after pedigree with many black-type horses in the family. Hold Firm's now deceased sire, Refuse To Bend, won four Group 1 races - The National Stakes at the Curragh, as a two-year-old, the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot and the Eclipse at Sandown. He stayed 1m - 1m 2f easily and the cross with Four Miracles has worked very well.

This colt is the ideal sort for anybody to get involved with and is sure to continue to give plenty of excitement.

Update - 13th March:

He has now won twice since our last update, one at Lingfield and one at Chelmsford, both times ridden by the very capable Gabriele Malune. What a cracking horse he has been for all his connections and I am pleased to say there have been plenty of supporters both times he has won. He may run again this week and although I know it is quite quick, he won’t get a penalty for his apprentice race win. He was trying to eat me before I even got to put his food in his manger at 4.30 this morning, which is always a great sign. I am sure he will continue to give his best and give his owners so much enjoyment.                                                   


ENTRIES:

There are no Raceworld entries at this time.

How it all works

 As one of the pioneers of multiple ownership, we are continuing our successful syndicates in 2017. One-twelfth shares in each of the racehorses are available. To express interest, please contact Jenko on the address below.

Mike Jenkins, known to us all as Jenko (pictured left), runs Mark's syndicates and is the main point of contact for all the members. An ex-amateur jockey, who also used to ride out for Mark on a regular basis, he shares his enjoyment of the sport with the members via e-mail, telephone and in person.

To contact him direct: e-mail: jenko@marktompkins.co.uk

Telephone: 07774 784497

       


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Jenko organising a draw for a syndicate trophy


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Dame Judi Dench joins some syndicate members at Lingfield


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We are a member of the Racehorse Syndicates Association

The Racehorse Syndicates Association (RSA) promotes the interests of horseracing Syndicates and Clubs.

The Association provides a collective voice to promote the interests of its Members and provide additional benefits to its Membership
 

Testimonials:

 

"I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute I have spent as a part of such a fantastic yard... a special thanks must go to you Mr Jenkins... you know your job and are always on hand to answer any questions."

"Saying that it was the best day of my life would be to understate how I felt, one or two people thought I was having a heart attack when he crossed the line in front. I was more in danger of that when we got on the champagne."

"I'd like to take this opportunity to express my deep and sincere gratitude to all at the yard , and to you in particular, for your constant courtesy and professionalism. It is always a pleasure to deal with you and each visit to the stable, course or gallops a joy."  

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Syndicate members, Mr and Mrs Pat Swayne enjoying a morning on the gallops with Mark

"What a fantastic day!... It was great to meet the other members, what a lovely bunch of people."

"Another brilliant win and a great day out for us all! Well done and many thanks to all the team."

''Congratulations on the new website. I love it.''

"I was delighted to watch the great win last night. What a great buzz! ... The joy of part owning a horse (however small) doesn't stop at that particular person"

''I can appreciate there has been a great deal of thought and planning gone into building the site, you have done an excellent job. Clean and easy to navigate too, which is a must for a user-friendly website.''

''Just viewed the website - it's great.''

 


HOW WE OPERATE:

  • All net prize-money won and the proceeds of any sale are divided proportionately between members.
  • Our owners are welcome to visit the yard to see their horses in training on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • One complimentary owners' badge is guaranteed per member when your horse runs.
  • There is no limit to the number of shares an individual, or group of people, can hold.
  • Some members have been with us since the 1980s, which is testament in itself to the enjoyment these syndicates bring.

Once a twelfth share has been purchased, a monthly payment of £250 to be paid retrospectively (starting from January 1st 2017) is required to cover all keep costs.

There will be nothing more to pay, other than in exceptional circumstances such as travel to race abroad or unusual veterinary bills. The monthly payment covers basic training costs, entry fees, travel to meetings, jockey fees, farrier's charges etc.

It is the responsibility of each individual member to sell his or her share, if they wish to leave the syndicate, although obviously we would help with this as far as possible. However, when a member sells their share it shall be on the understanding that potential purchasers will be made fully aware of the syndicator's  current terms and conditions. If payments are not received for two successive months the share will be deemed to have lapsed, and will be lost with no refund or prize share due.

Our aim is for every member to experience the joy of racehorse ownership:

- Why not give a share in one of our syndicates, as a birthday or Christmas present? It makes the perfect gift. 

- We run each syndicate with the personal touch.

- Each member will be kept fully updated on the progress of their horse.

- We strive to create a sense of involvement for everyone, not only in their own horse but also in the whole stable.

We are constantly looking to put together new syndicates, so if you are interested in becoming involved, either in one of our present syndicates, or in the future, please contact:

Mike Jenkins, our syndicate manager, on 07774 784497 or e-mail him on jenko@marktompkins.co.uk.

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