The Jockey Club Ownership

Cheltenham & South West Syndicate

The Jockey Club Ownership

Cheltenham & South West Syndicate

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Jockey Club Ownership Cheltenham & South West Syndicate.

This first syndicate is limited to 250 members and features a host of benefits including annual member access to Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton for two jump racing seasons starting on 1st October 2016. Designed as an introduction to racing ownership the Cheltenham & South West Syndicate is for jump racing fans who share the dream of a Festival winner and have a love of our sport. Membership should not been seen as an investment, it’s for the fun, excitement and ups and downs of racehorse ownership.

Memberships are on sale now priced at £2,590 for two years.

Syndicate Membership includes

  • Three top trainers in the South West
  • A share in all three horses
  • Full membership benefits of Cheltenham including The Festival™, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton Racecourses
  • An exclusive facility at The Festival™
  • A share in any of the prize money won by the club's horses
  • An opportunity to follow each of the horses' owned by the club
  • Organised stable visits
  • Exclusive updates and newsletters 

Existing members of Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton save £100 on membership, please call the membership team on 01242 537 662 who will explain the options available.

Click here for a list of the horses

The chosen trainers are: 

Warren Greatrex Uplands, Upper Lambourn, Berkshire

Warren moved to Uplands in 2012, formerly base of riding and training legend Fred Winter. Greatrex’s first winner was Quartano at Plumpton on November 16, 2009.

ACHIEVEMENTS: He notched his first Cheltenham Festival winner in 2015 with Cole Harden in the World Hurdle, which was also his first Grade One success. Warren also enjoyed Grade One success at Punchestown  in 2016 with One Track Mind in the Champion Stayers’ Hurdle. His best season numerically was the 2015/16 season when he saddled 53 winners.

Our Trainer of: Final Choice


Jonjo O’Neill Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire

Jonjo O’Neill continues to enjoy one of the most successful and distinguished careers in  horseracing.  As both jockey and trainer he has reached virtually every height this great sport  has to offer, and is one of few to have both ridden and trained a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Jonjo enjoyed his best season in 2013/14, with 134 British winners and over £1.5 million in prize money. The trainer’s biggest success came when he sent out the 2010 Crabbie’s  Grand National winner Don’t Push It, owned by J P McManus and ridden by A P McCoy.

Our Trainer of: Timeforwest


Paul Nicholls Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

The leading National Hunt Trainer of his generation having been crowned Champion National  Hunt Trainer an impressive 10 times. To date, Paul has trained over 2000 winners including  the 2012 Grand National and four Cheltenham Gold Cups. 

ACHIEVEMENTS: 10-time Champion National Hunt Trainer and became the first trainer to accrue more than £4 million in a season  in 2007/08. He gained his 2,000th winner at Down Royal on November 5, 2011, less than  20 years after taking out his licence, making him the fastest Jump trainer to reach the landmark figure. Paul has sent out 40 winners at the Cheltenham Festival.

Our Trainer of: The Last But One


Contract and FAQ's

We anticipate a few questions that are not in our  “FINAL CONTRACT” terms and conditions - which can be downloaded here.

Which horses have you chosen?

Click here for a list of the horses

What if a horse is injured?

There are no guarantees in racing, but we are committed to having three horses in training at any time. If possible will replace an injured or retired horse although this should not be expected

How do I get information about the horses?

We will regularly update members and share the horses progress

Will I make money?

Please do not expect a financial return from your membership

I am a member at one of your courses already, can I offset the cost of that against this purchase?

Yes Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton members can, please call the membership team on 01242 537 662 and they will take you through your options

I don’t want to go racing at Cheltenham but I'd like membership at Exeter, do I get a discount?

No, we are introducing this membership to encourage racing across our region and to support racing generally

Can I get out of the syndicate at any time and have my money back?

Sadly not, membership is for two seasons 2016/17, 2017/18 and is non-refundable

Can I give membership as a present?

Yes of course, please call Lucy Wheeler or Anna-Lisa Kinnersley on 01242 537 675 and they will help you

When is the first stable visit?

Stable visits will be advised on a regular basis

Can I go into the paddock/enclosures when we have a runner?

We will distribute paddock passes by ballot

Do I get ownership access at the racecourse when we run?

Ownership passes will be distributed by ballot

Can I bring a guest racing for free?

Guest tickets to come racing will need to be purchased online in the normal manner. However from time to time we may offer incentives to encourage you to bring a guest

Do I have a dedicated facility when one of our horses runs?

Where possible a dedicated facility will be made available and you will be advised when we have a runner

Where is the exclusive facility at The Festival™?

The facility location is in the tented Village at location M11B and entry will be free of charge to members

Can I pay by monthly instalments?

Membership is subject to a one off payment of £2590


As we get more questions from members we will update these and we hope you find them useful.

How to become a member

Click here to buy or please contact Lucy Wheeler by e-mail at; alternatively please feel free to call us on 01242 537675

Regional Sites:

Exeter Website  Warwick Website  Wincanton Website

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