If you’ve been a member in the past you already know this information but if you’ve been following along wondering when you would get a chance to join up – this is for you.
Members will pay $250 to join the Club. There are no additional fees and the only additional expense will be if we are fortunate enough to get into the Winners’ Circle, there will be small charge for a photo.
The Club ends at the end of 2016 or when we have sold off our horses. As an example, in 2013 we closed in November because our last horse was claimed then and it made no sense to claim a horse for only a few weeks. Last year, however, we raced straight until December 30th before we had our horse claimed away.
Members get admission to Canterbury Park for the season as well as, if available, a special location to watch the races, rotating paddock access and – again, if we’re lucky – access to the Winners’ Circle. We will conduct a few backstretch tours during the season as well so we can visit the barns and get a glimpse at life on the backside.
You get to follow YOUR horse(s) during the year!
Members can only get back as much money as they put in. This is a not for profit venture and is used as an educational experience to get people familiar with all the ins and outs of race horse ownership and “pull back the curtain”, if you will, and de-mystify the game.
We’re launching our “open enrollment” period, if you will. We’ll be looking to close out by February 28, 2016. Admittedly this is a bit later than previous years, but that is a function of racing so late in the year last year and having time to close out 2015. Clay Brinson will once again be our trainer. Clay is operating this winter season at Oaklawn Park so we have a little bit of a twist this season as in past years we tried to claim out of Hawthorne Race Course.
I will be posting again once we close out 2015 and will have the rollover form available at that time as well. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!
Sign up forms are at the bottom of this post. Please let us know if you have any questions either by leaving a comment here or contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2016 Horse_ Ownership_Club_Membership_Agreement w email
Did I miss it somewhere – how much are we getting back from this year? Thanks.
There is a paragraph in there about rollover being available in a week or two, but it was kind of buried. We still don’t have the bills in yet to close out 2015 and give you an amount.
For those interested, I see Tens Wild is entered in the 7th race at Oaklawn in Arkansas on Sat. January 23. It is an allowance race with a $70,000 purse. Morning line has him at 12/1. He is entered at a $20,000 claiming price which allowed him into the allowance race.
Is the intermediate club coming back for this coming year? I’d be interested in learning more about making that jump.
I haven’t heard of any interest in starting another intermediate group, but I’d be okay with launching another one. Also, there is one person in the Alumni group that is looking to sell his share and I can put you in touch if you’d like? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like.
Mailed in my check this week. Looking forward to being a club member. Ted , are there any advantages or disadvantages to claiming the horse(s) from Oaklawn instead of Hawthorne ?
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