Race Horses For Sale
Each year we offer horses for sale. We secure yearlings from the major sales or privately from horse studs in Australia and New Zealand to syndicate into shares and race with our selected race horse trainers. We are very selective on breeding /pedigree, body conformation, and whom we purchase from. We look for horses for sale from superior breeds out of proven breeding grounds. We strive to offer value for money and offer these race horses to the public with a reasonable markup. We specialize in fillies as they have a residual value at the end of their racing career to breeders. (For example, Skewiff purchased at $20,000, won $520,000 in prize money and was sold to a breeder at auction for $450,000).
Buy Racehorse Shares
We advertise all of our race horses in 5% or 10% shares, however smaller shares are often available, where smaller shareholders can participate in a small syndicate through our operation or with their own friends. You may purchase a 10% interest and involve 10 friends for 1% each and form your own syndicate- we provide all the guidance and paperwork to assist you in this process. Racing Victoria register syndicates for $275.
ATB retain one share in every racehorse they offer thus standing behind our product and judgement and managing the racing partnership with you and the trainer.
We leave the training strategy to our team of dedicated and professional trainers who are all high achievers and specialists in their fields. They include Darren Weir (Vic), Mark Kanavagh (Vic), Peter Moody (Vic), Jarod McLean (Vic), Robert Smerdon (Vic), Jarod McLean (Vic) and Matthew Williams (Vic) and Stephen Brown (NT). If a key decision has to be made such as contesting an interstate race, paying a large entry fee, gelding or retiring, all owners will be consulted and a decision is reached based on the majority view.
Owners have the option to insure their outlay with our insurers. Insurance covers your purchase outlay (net of GST) against death, not injury. We arrange this with the insurers who specialise in the equine industry. All insurance policies run for a 12 month period. Generally rates are less than 5% of the purchase price.
After sales service
After making your purchase, ATB works with each of their trainers to provide you with all the relevant and timely information on the progress of your horse to ensure that you are keep up to date on the progress.
Generally the horses are broken in immediately after the sales then turned out for 2 months and then go into training for their first preparation. After 8 weeks they are spelled again and its back to training to see which ones have early speed and ability for the 2 yr old races and which ones need to be saved for the 3 yr old races.
Communication to syndicate members
We shall be emailing you regularly with progress reports, loading trainer interviews and barrier jumpouts onto our website in the members section which is password protected for owners only and to your mobile phone.
When your horse is entered and accepts for a race, ATB will email you the entries on entry day and the final field on acceptance day, and then closer to the big race, the trainers thoughts after the horse has its final workout prior to race day (this will be via email or mobile phone text).
You are also welcome to contact the trainers direct for an update.
Visiting your Racehorse
Owners can visit their horses at the spelling farm or the trainers stables at anytime by making an appointment. You can simply see them in their box and give them a pat or a carrot, or watch them work early in the morning or attend the jumpouts and trials. We also hold regular open days with our trainers at their complexes and at race courses which are advertised on our website and newsletter, which allow you to see your horse and to get to know us and your trainer.
Naming your Racehorse
All owners are invited to submit a name for their new purchase when they complete the registration papers for the horse, and 10 names are drawn and submitted to the Registrar of Racehorses for registration and naming.
Once your horse is officially named, we will advise you that you can apply for your (Victorian) owners gold card. The Owners card allows you free entry to the races when your horse is racing and has benefits including a free race book and drink voucher. (Click here to register your owners card).
On special days, we book luncheon tables for the owners to share in a memorable day together.
All accounts are sent to the registered owners or syndicate manager directly from the trainer, vet or spelling farm on a monthly basis.
Prize money distribution
As ATB keeps a share and manages the horse, all prize money is transferred by the appropriate racing body (RVL, STC etc) to our ATB Account. The relevant prize money paperwork is emailed to all owners and the prize money cheques are drawn and mailed to each owner at the end of each month, ensuring full transparency. ATB does not charge any management fees to our owners for ongoing services that are provided.
Race Replays and Winning Photos
We arrange race replay DVDs for all owners through TVN and Racehorse winning photos through Slickpix or Westpics to be posted to your nearest post office.