A BEAUTIFUL 9yr old GELDING, TRAINED BY CAMILLA POULTON.
We are excited about the next 12 months for Zamarkhan, and would be delighted for you to join us on this journey. Zamarkhan (Zippy to his friends) did well for our members when trained by Sandy Thomson in Scotland, but the calmer environment at Camilla Poulton's yard has seen him thrive. He has clear scope to progress both over hurdles and on the flat, and 2022 promises to be his best year to date.
Trained on the South Coast, near Lewes, Zamarkhan is in the care of mother and daughter training team, Camilla and Eliza Poulton. A team who have great success for us with Aced It and Militry Decoration, Camilla and Eliza train on the South Downs and superb facilities for the development of racehorses.
They are able to tailor the training of each horse individually, and invest the time and expertise required to help each equine star the chance to maximise their potential. Quirky horses or those who have niggling injuries often thrive in such a regime and the care and love shown to the horses is exceptional.
Zamarkhan is an 9yr old gelding who has moved to Camilla Poulton from Sandy Thomson, due to a change in ownership. He is still relatively lightly raced and a winner of one race from 24 starts, but since he moved to Sandy that record was actually 1 win, and 6 placed efforts from 11 starts, which 2 falls when going very well and looking placed to win, and one flat run over a inadequate distance.
From a very good, strongly bred family that originated in the world class Aga Khan studs, Zamarkhan is a talented horse with a very high cruising speed, but hasn't always seemed the strongest stayer over 2miles over hurdles, but good ground and flat tracks helped a lot. He is undoubtedly well handicapped on his best form and is sure to win more races.
Since he joined Camilla, he has relaxed significantly and has thrived in his work. An often anxious horse, Zippy has settled so well in the smaller, quieter environment of Camilla's yard and he enjoys being ridden solo instead of in a group, and he is working like a significantly better horse than his rating. Sandy had always been keen to take this approach, but had been unable to due to various circumstances, but the theory has been proven to the key and Zamarkhan is like a different horse.
The immediate plan is give Zamarkhan the 2 flat runs required for him to be allocated a handicap mark, and then explore further the options available for him, with the option of a summer jumping, hurdling campaign available. As a 9yr old, it is clear that Zippy is unlikely to be in top drawer races but he will be very competitive in his races and great fun to be involved with.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF SHARES ARE AVAILABLE IN ZAMARKHAN
All options include ALL costs until October 2022, and we guarantee you will have nothing else to pay.
Digital owners pack, including share certificate, pictures of your horse and information sheets on pedigree overview, racing career to date and the trainer.
Share of prize-money
Share of proceeds should horse be sold
Owner & Trainers Badges to go racing
Regular in-depth updates direct from the trainer via our members-only website & smartphone app.
TRAINER CAMILLA POULTON
After a long and successful period as assistant trainer to Jamie Poulton, Camilla has taken over the licence with her eldest daughter Eliza as assistant.
Camilla’s attention to detail and care over the years speaks for itself boasting a low injury rate where horses are trained in the most natural environment possible. Based at Telscombe, every horse gets the individual attention and treatment needed and cater to their specific needs. One of the main priorities is bringing back horses season after season, sound, sweet and healthy. The way the team train their horses encourages them to relax and enjoy their work here on the South Downs which Team Poulton is situated in the heart of.
The small secluded yard in the hamlet of Telscombe village is just a short walk away from the beautiful coast and beach which is regularly used for the horses and has a huge impact on their physical and mental well-being. The string enjoys a different training routine every day surrounded by stunning scenery which keeps them sweet and enjoying their work.
Other facilities include an outdoor sand school complete with barrels, show jumps and mini hurdles, a set of racecourse hurdles, chase fences, jumping lane of tyre jumps and cross country jumps. They also have a 3 bay set of starting stalls followed by a 3-furlong turf strip. The turf gallops consist of a mile and half stretch along the coast, unlimited miles of Downland in which they include steep hills for interval training and a 5-furlong steady climb canter for every day.
Beautiful all year turnout paddocks including enough space to turn horses away for their holidays are a real asset. Every horse is turned out as much as possible which ensures their physical and mental health to be as consistent as possible and helps them relax into their everyday training routine.
The Gold and Green Crowd is all about building a positive community for the betterment of UK horse racing. By supporting smaller trainers, and younger jockeys we are starting to make an impact, but without our members, we would be nowhere.
Feedback from the members is imperative to our future decisions and focus, and we always welcome it and love to share it!
"I love having the opportunity to visit the stables and chat with the trainers while watching my horse work. I know there are a few of us involved, but that just enhances the experience. I have met some great people and the winners' enclosure is a cracking place to share with them"
I am in my first year and it's by far the best syndicate I have ever been in and is excellent value for money. I go racing a lot and have been grateful to go racing twice as an owner with the club and had brilliant days out.