There is about a week left to sign up/re-join for the 2017 Canterbury Racing Club. Members receive free admission for the season with their VIP card, a chance to be in the paddock before a race, be in the winners’ circle if we’re lucky enough to win, a place to gather on race days (when available), backside tours and special morning events in addition to a glimpse behind the curtain on what goes in to owning and racing a Thoroughbred.
The Club is a not-for-profit educational experience open to anyone. The cost of membership is $250 with no other payments required. The Club is designed to be interactive with questions and answers here on the blog as well as at the various events through the summer.
We will begin looking for horses a week or two after the Club closes. We have a pair of trainers lined up for 2017, Clay Brinson and Nevada Litfin – provided there is enough capital for two horses – to increase the number of racing opportunities as well as to provide a wider experience with different barns.
A couple of folks have noted that for some, payday is Friday, March 3 while the official Club deadline is February 28th. We will not turn you away for bein a few days late, please just let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) that it will be on its way. However once we button up and start shopping for horses we will be closed to new members.
For easy reference below are the sign up and re-up forms. Hope to see you this summer!
For returning members: 2017-horse_-ownership_club_membership_agreemenr-rollover
For new members: 2017-horse_-ownership_club_membership_agreement-w-email
How are the 2017 sign ups going. Hope we have enough to have 2 horses and trainers.
Pretty good. I don’t have the latest count it right now we’re border line for 2 trainers and horses. Hopefully we will get there!
For those interested, Vanderboom Ridge runs today in the 2nd race at Hawthorne. Looks to be the favorite after drawing in from the 13th pole and a few scratches.