The Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club was launched in the 2012 to provide an opportunity for lovers of jump racing to become racehorse owners.
National Hunt racing is an exciting, complex and altogether fascinating sport. As an owner it is even more intense.
Our aim –
- Young (4-6) horses bred to be jumpers, mainly in Ireland. These horses are unraced, except that they may have shown some ability in a point to point
- Create a large enough horse racing syndicate to support the purchase of quality horses, but not so large that members lose the thrill of ownership
- Ambitious for success. A key goal is to have horses good enough to compete at the Cheltenham Festival. This goal was achieved in March 2014 when Gas Line Boy ran in the Kim Muir
- Prudent, efficient and transparent administration – significant sums of money are involved
- Fun is very high on the agenda, so racecourse hospitality, stable visits and off-course entertainment are most definitely part of the package!
Racehorse syndicate purchases –
- Two of the Club’s three first season purchases, Gas Line Boy and Cloud Creeper achieved sufficient success and showed enough promise to retain for the 2013/14 Season and both performed well. Between Autumn 2013 and the end of the NH season, these two horses delivered two wins, three seconds, a third and a fourth from 11 runs.
- The members of the first (2012/13) syndicate have decided to keep Gas Line Boy and Cloud Creeper in training for a third season (2014/15).
- In addition, Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club II has been formed to purchase an unraced four year old gelding named OneFitzAll (most of the members of MFRC II are also in the first syndicate).
- For more details on how the syndicate is run, see How does it work?