For several years I have had a racing club but have recently found it difficult to maintain as we have increased the number of horses here in training at the yard. So I'm delighted to tell you about the Wessex Racing Club, an exciting new venture run by a couple of my friends Jeremy Blackburn and Jeremy Barber.
The Club offers "access all areas" to National Hunt racing with entry to paddock areas as owners, stable visits, gallop watching, a share of the prize money and regular communications and updates about the horses in the Club. The primary objective of Wessex Racing is to give people the opportunity to get closer to the action at a relatively low cost, and to reinvest the funds from members in buying more horses and to continue to grow the appeal of club membership.
The Barber name is synonymous with horse racing in the West Country and Jeremy himself is a Director of Wincanton racecourse, a Point to Point Association (PPA) board member and of course father to Jack Barber. Jeremy Blackburn, is from the West Country and has recently retired from the corporate world as Head of Media and Communications. He has always shared a passion for racing with Jeremy Barber and is connected to our yard as an owner and a long time supporter. His wife Lucy is my secretary.
Initially, Wessex Racing will have 2 horses in training – Le Coeur Net with us here at Potwell and a recent recruit from point to pointing, Three in One who is in training with Jack Barber. Both horses will be prepared with a view to running in the Autumn of 2018.
Membership fees will initially be £100 per month. Please note that the 12-month membership fee is not subject to any additional requests for payment in relation to the keeping and training of the racehorses, no matter what costs the Club may incur.
Communications will include regular updates through email, social media, Whatsapp! ,videos and a website.
For further information please contact Jeremy Blackburn - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07540755261