The Jockey Club Ownership

Cheltenham & South West Syndicate

The Jockey Club Ownership

Cheltenham & South West Syndicate

Launched in October 2016, The Jockey Club Ownership Cheltenham & South West Syndicate enjoyed a very successful first season with four wins from seventeen runs.

The Syndicate features a host of benefits including annual member access to Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton for two jump racing seasons: 2016/17 and 2017/18. 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 be seen as an investment; it’s for the fun, excitement and ups and downs of racehorse ownership.

Applications for the current Syndicate are now closed but please contact Lucy Wheeler to register your interest for future Syndicate membership - or call on 01242 537675.

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

Our horses and trainers:


6-y-o (17th April 2012) Bay Mare

Westerner (GB) – Shang A Lang (IRE) (Commander Collins (IRE))

Trainer – Jonjo O’Neill

Timeforwest had previously run in a competitive 4yo mares Maiden Point to Point in Ireland where she finished a very close second.

In 2016 Timeforwest won a Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen and then went on to win at Taunton and Kempton just a few days later. She recorded 3 wins in just 8 days, a fantastic achievement and an extremely exciting time for the Syndicate.

Timeforwest will contest some of the better mares’ races in 2017/18 and hopefully make it to one of the Cheltenham meetings.

Click here for Timeforwest’s racing record.  


5-y-o (1st May 2013) Bay Gelding

Makfi – Anasazi (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))

Trainer – Warren Greatrex

Final Choice was bred by the Queen and had previously run on the flat in the care of Roger Charlton, where he finished in the frame on all of his runs. 

After coming second at Warwick in December 2016, Final Choice went on to win at Newbury on New Year’s Eve, giving the Syndicate their first victory.

Click here for Final Choice’s racing record.   


6-y-o (6th May 2012) Bay Gelding 

Kutub (IRE) – Last Hope (IRE) (Jurado (USA))

Trainer – Paul Nicholls 

Previously trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott, The Last But One has the making of a good young chaser. He has an exciting pedigree being from a family of chasers, Rocky Creek, Tell Massini and also has Faugheen via the 4th dam on his pedigree page.

The Last But One will progress to chasing in 2017/18 after running in novices' hurdle races in 2016.

Click here for The Last But One’s racing record.  

Contract and FAQ's

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

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 we will replace an injured or retired horse although this should not be expected.

How do I get information about the horses?

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

Owner/paddock badges are 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
Please contact Lucy Wheeler by e-mail at or call on 01242 537675

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