I don't live in the UK can I still
become a shareholder?
Anyone can become a shareholder and we
have shareholders from many countries around the world including a
number of expats. Thanks to the internet following your racehorse
has become possible anywhere. We can also arrange for a private
stable visit or overseas shareholders visiting the UK on business or
How do I know when my horse is racing?
Race entries are listed within your
private owners only website area and we update you by your chosen
How are shares divided?
We are flexible on our shares divisions
but we try to distribute in the following format:-
Horses divided by Silver, Gold and Platinum
12.5% Silver (1% partner
promotions) - maximum of 100 shares
12.5% Retained by Racing Shares
3% Promotion of Racing Shares
45-60% - Gold maximum of 45 shares
10% Platinum - maximum of 1 share
Or horses divided by Gold
and Platinum only
50% Gold - maximum of 50 shares
20% Platinum - maximum of 2 shares
30% Retained by Racing Shares /
Nuppend Farm Stud
Why are costs so low?
Racing Shares is set up by
enthusiasts who do not make their living from horses.
We operate on a non-profit making basis, and accounts
are open to inspection.
How quickly do you deliver?
We aim to deliver your personalised pack
is with you as quickly as possible, delivery times are 2/3 days in the
UK, 5/7 days Europe and approx 10 days USA and rest of world. If your order
is a gift and required quickly for a special occasion we can deliver
next working day or fastest air mail if overseas, at the checkout page in
our shopping cart within the special instruction box please state
next day delivery required (by 10am for next business day), this faster delivery option is free of
Will owning racehorse shares make me
No. Or at least its very unlikely, only
the very best horses make a profit for their owners, there's always
a chance one of our or partners horse will be the next horse
superstar but realistically this is very much a long shot. You will
certainly have some ups and downs with your horse and going to the
races as an owner no matter where it finishes is a priceless
How often should I expect my horse to
Winning is always only a possibility,
our trainers target races the horse should be competitive in and put
up a good performance. Horse racing involve many ups and down, but
you can be sure your horse will always be running to its best ability.
We do not line up gambles or betting stings but can promise if your
horse wins you'll feel a million dollars!
How do I get free tickets for the races?
We have a limited number of tickets for each race, and these are
allocated by application, Platinum shareholders
are guaranteed tickets, our trainers normally
provide extra tickets as they usually race other horses from their
training yard on the day. We average
over 90% allocation to gold share holders who apply, with most other
applicants being allocated 1/2 price tickets.
Can I pay in
currencies other than UK £'s?
We currently accept payments in £, US $ and
Euros, at the secure payment provided by WorldpayTM
when making your payment by credit or debit card you can the change
currency and the current Bank of England exchange rates are applied
displaying the payment in your chose currency.
What happens if my horse is unable to race?
If your horse is unable to race (maybe due to an injury),
then you will be allocated a substitute horse to follow from the
same stables with no extra charge. The
alternative horse share will have no prize money entitlement.
Will I be the registered owner of the horse
No, Racing Shares horses are registered
with Weatherbys by us and all liability is ours.
Your ownership agreement is a private agreement this allows us to provide
a low cost, straightforward and hassle free racehorse ownership
Will we get tips for the races?
We provide you with the realistic chances of your
horse prior to every race. We also have a discussion section for
owners to share information, though only recommend betting for fun.
Where in the country will my horse race?
We do not place any distance limitations on our
trainers and hope to race as many UK racecourse as possible.
Who chooses the horses name?
Most of our racehorses already
have a racing name when they are available to shareholders, when we
have unnamed horses we ask for suggestions and select the name that
is the most popular by shareholder vote.
Stable names are chosen by the stable staff who look after the horse
and can change occasionally, one of our horses has at least three