Owner experience 

Every owner wants to be in the winner’s enclosure — that is the ultimate aim for everyone involved. Racing produces thrilling days and there is nothing more exhilarating and magical than seeing your horse perform well.

"A satisfied owner stays in the sport longer"
- Racehorse Owners' Association Survey

Winning connections: The Plum Merchants with Red Not Blue after winning the Worcester Festival Novices' Chase under A P McCoy


What we offer our owners:

An owner experience on the yard

We aim for every owner, of every type, to have the opportunity to get to know their horse and its personality. For us, it is about increasing owner satisfaction. So much goes on behind the scenes to get a horse to the racecourse, and we want the owner to be a part of that. We welcome regular visits to the yard from owners, be they part-owners or members of syndicates, so that they may have as much enjoyment from their horse as we do while it is in training with us.

The most recent Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) survey cited that 25% of owners are leaving the sport. Of that number, 30% left the sport due to a poor owner/trainer experience, but 75% of them would like to own a racehorse again, with the right trainer/owner relationship and experience being key.   

At Simon Earle Racing, we aim to create that special experience for our owners. It is important for the owner to feel a part of the training process. We hope that all owners will develop a connection with their horse and enjoy experiencing the unique atmosphere of our training yard. Simon loves nothing more than discussing with owners his training methods and the goals that he has for each horse. 

We take great pleasure in seeing change and improvements in the horses at home, and we like the owners to experience that too. 

With increased owner satisfaction on the racecourse

We aim for every horse to perform on the racecourse to it's full potential. With our effective training approach we hope this leads to more success for the owner. Not only increasing prize money but with your horses also improving on previous levels of form and, becoming more consistent.

Owners experiencing more success, leads to more fun days out on the racecourse with friends and family.

How do you become an owner?

We are very happy to guide prospective owners through the process of becoming an owner and sourcing the right horse for you. To find out more about horses for sale in the yard, horses for lease and the Simon Earle Racing Club, please contact us.

There are a variety of different types of racehorse ownership. The type that is most suitable for you will vary depending on your budget and the amount of involvement you would like. The different types of racehorse ownership are listed below.

For further information, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) has produced an online Guide To Ownership which provides a variety of detailed information for new owners.

Sole ownership

You will be the sole owner of the horse and any costs and profits will be yours alone. You will have a close involvement with any of the decisions regarding your horse and you will be able to choose your own racing colours and name your horse (if it is not already named at purchase). The horse will run in your own name.


Co-ownership of a racehorse involves the participation of more than one owner and can be an extremely cost-effective way to get involved.

The following types of co-ownership are available:

  • Partnership
    • For two or more people who want to share the ownership of one or more horses, and where all members of the Partnership are registered owners. Partnerships allow owners to define the percentage of each horse they own and split costs and winnings in accordance with ownership share.
  • Syndicate
    • For people who want to share the ownership of one or more horses. A syndicate is managed and administered by the syndicator/s. Only the syndicator/s must register as a Sole/Company owner. It isn’t necessary for members of the syndicate to register as owners.
  • Racing Club 
    • There are many different Racing Clubs in operation with varying membership fees. By joining or becoming a member of a Racing Club you receive all the benefits of that club but you are not entering into racehorse ownership yourself. 
  • Company
    • A company can register as an owner, owning horses 100%. The horse will be in the sole ownership of the company and the company's shareholders. Companies can also be an entity within a joint ownership or racing partnership. The company must appoint a registered agency to act on its behalf. 


Leasing involves ownership of a racehorse for a set period of time. Costs that the horse incurs become the responsibility of the lessee for the lease period and in return the horse will run under the ownership of the lessee. At the end of the lease agreement the ownership of the horse returns to the lessor/the legal owner.

Please contact Simon Earle for more information. Tel: +44 (0)7850 350116