About our Racing Club
The McPherson Racing Club began in 2012 as a means for enthusiastic racegoers to combine racehorse ownership an affordable price with the social experience of group involvement. Since then, club members have enjoyed hundreds of enjoyable days racing and have achieved considerable success, with numerous visits to the winners enclosure.
Members have the choice of joining the Winter Club (which runs from October to April) or the Summer Club (which runs from May until October), although many join both to enjoy racing all year round. Each Club keeps costs to a minimum by leasing, rather than buying, its horses on a season by season basis. Club members pay a fixed price of £1,000 including VAT (which can be paid over the course of the season) for membership of the Winter Club or Summer Club and involvement in that Club’s horses for the season – there are no hidden extras.
Club members receive complimentary Owners & Trainers badges when each horse runs, and all usual ownership privileges. Stable visits to the yard for gallops mornings are organised, and club members are welcome to visit their horses whenever they like. Updates about Club horses, including racing plans and race analyses, are send out to members regularly by email. We also send members video updates so you can see the horses working even if you can’t make it to the yard as often as you’d like. Prize money won by the Club’s horses is split between members and the yard at the end of the season.
Our Club Horses
We are delighted to announce our winter racing club horse for 2020/21…
NEW ZEALANDER is a regally bred 3 year old…
His sire is AUSTRALIA, the winner of the 2014 English and Irish Derbys, his flat progeny include Broome, Galileo Chrome, Cayenne Pepper and numerous other
top class winners. The 2019/2020 National Hunt season saw the first of his progeny run over hurdles as 3 year olds. Of 14 individual runners over hurdles that season, 4 are already rated over 120 and 2 are rated over 130.
His dam is DALASYLA…
She was a winner on the flat in France for the Aga Khan. She is a half-sister to Daliapour (multiple Group 1, 2 & 3 winner, including the Coronation Cup and Hong Kong Vase), Dalampour (Group 1 winner) and Dalaram (multiple black-type winner). Two of her half-brothers (Dalaram and Dalampour) showed smart form over hurdles. Her page includes Darshaan, Darara, Dar Re Mi, Too Darn Hot, Lah Ti Dar, So Mi Dar and numerous other black type horses. She has already bred the winners of 4 races from 7 runners, including Dalkova (Listed
NEW ZEALANDER was bought out of Charlie Hills’ yard from his owner/breeder for the express purpose of going juvenile hurdling in 2020/21. Having spent time over the summer in pre-training and learning to jump, he will be ready to run in October 2020.