Following a varied and successful career, spanning hospitality management, IT sales, business consultancy and crowd funding, I recognised a failing in UK horse racing in the provision of a community centred racing club, or syndicate. I was convinced it could be done better, we are striving to lead the way on that quest.
Some fun facts about The Gold and Green Crowd racing journey
BORN TO FINISH won 10 races for us, after not looking like winning one at all for his first 13 runs.
THE GOLD AND GREEN CROWD was added to CROWD RACING at the very start of the first lockdown.
We have had over 200 runners and more than 20 winners, and countless placed horses
Our first ever runner was ACOM in March 2015
The cheapest horse we bought is our highest rated winner, the most expensive we bought, didn't win a race!
Over 500 members have received owners and trainers badges
Members have watched our runners at Ascot, Newbury, Sandown, Epsom, Doncaster, Haydock and many, many other top UK racecourses.
Our colours were inspired by those carried by Derby winning legend Authorized.
We have had involvement in horses with 16 different stables, right across the UK.
Our dream is to win the Coral Eclipse, Northumberland Plate or the Champion Hurdle.
MULTI-HORSE RACE CLUBS ARE THE FUTURE OF RACEHORSE OWNERSHIP.
The landscape for UK racehorse ownership is changing.
A number of the long-term, larger owners with huge strings of horses are downsizing or have left the sport, and need for fresh blood is essential.
There is a real need to make the sport, and specifically the experience of being involved on the ownership side of thing, more appealing to a new, fresh market.
The Gold and Green Crowd is striving to ensure we are at the forefront of this drive, and by delivering a totally immersive experience that will allow more and more people to enjoy the joys that being involved gives.
We are a genuine community
More members leads to more horses, and more runners, therefore more chances to have winners. If one horse needs a break, or is struggling for form, the others can step in and keep the involvement going strong.
Real engagement & involvement
More horses and more runners can only help the profile of the trainers. Racing is very focussed on the "big boys". Via our app and social media the profile of the trainers we work with and the Crowd will get the coverage it deserves
More runners, more excitement
With smaller sole owners, trainers are always running the gauntlet of unpaid bills, or vanishing owners, but with a crowd of owners, the risk is reduced and the enjoyment rises.
We believe in complete transparency in everything we do.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!!!!!