Final accounting is done and this year’s club closed with 157 members ($39,250) – 27 fewer than last year but right on target with earlier years.
We should be operating with a budget of about $10,000 per horse which would leave us just about 4 months of expenses in the bank. Hopefully we can start the season strong and add to the bank so we’ll have no worries throughout the year!
Both Karl and Nevada are looking for horses now either through the claiming box or through a private purchase. We’ve done both in the past and both have proven to be good ways to pick up a competitive horse.
Over the next week we’ll take you through what goes into claiming a horse and how that process works and update you on any possible targets…sort of. Claiming a horse is similar to poker and you don’t want to offer any “tells” to let your target know that you may be after their horse – or alert others to your plans resulting in more competition for the horse!
We’re very excited to start 2019, grateful to you all that have joined us this year and are looking forward to working with Nevada and Karl to bring you a successful, fun and, of course, educational 2019 season!
Experience the Excitement of Owning a Racehorse.
Have you ever wondered what is involved in racehorse ownership? The Canterbury Racing Club is an inexpensive way to experience the thrill and learn the process.
Become a Canterbury Racing Club member and watch YOUR horse race at Canterbury this season.
You can join the Canterbury Racing Club now through February 28.
Here are the guidelines:
Members pay $250 to join the Club. There are no additional fees.
Members receive admission to Canterbury Park for the entire 66-day season season as well as, if available, a special location to gather on race day, rotating paddock access and – if the Club experiences success – access to the Winners’ Circle following the race. You also will have the opportunity to join a backstretch tour during the season and visit the barns.
This is a not for profit venture, offering an educational experience to familiarize members with the ins and outs of racehorse ownership and “pull back the curtain”, if you will, to de-mystify the sport.
Once the enrollment period ends, the Club’s trainers will begin to search the country for potential horses to bring to Canterbury Park. You will learn more about that process and many other aspects of ownership as days go by.
The registration form is below. Have a look if you are interested and feel free to ask questions. Contact Ted Grevelis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Maday at email@example.com
2019 canterbury racing club membership