Syndicate Sunday

Syndicate Sunday is taking place at Stratford-On-Avon Racecourse on Sunday 21st July

1. Background to Syndicate Sunday

• The Racehorse Syndicates Association (RSA) represents the interests of racehorse syndicators in the UK. Its members currently manage 590 horses on behalf of 4,538 owners.

• Shared ownership through syndicates is one of the few segments of racehorse ownership in the UK that is growing. Professional syndicators have an important and ongoing role in this growth, yet their contribution to British Racing is under-appreciated.

• The RSA wishes to raise the profile of both syndication and the syndicators while actively supporting key stakeholders such as racecourses in order to attract new owners into the sport and retain current ones.

• Working closely with racecourses in a collaborative manner is a key element of the RSA approach.

• Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse has been selected as the partner with which to work on the concept of Syndicate Sunday. It is centrally located, easily accessible, syndicate-friendly and consistently maintains a high level of prize-money. It is currently 17th of 41 racecourses in the ROA prize-money league table.

2. Specific Objectives of the Collaboration

• To develop and pilot successfully the concept of a “syndicate Sunday” with a British racecourse.

• To work closely with Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse and achieve a minimum of eight horses in each of their seven races on Ladies’ Day & Syndicate Sunday, 21st July 2019 (based on last year’s entries, the course is looking for eight additional runners).

• To increase the total number of syndicate horses running at Stratford and also to encourage the trainers who do not normally send runners to the course to make entries.

• To raise the profile of syndication, the syndicators and their contribution to British Racing.

• To achieve this through joint working and co-promotion of Ladies’ Day & Syndicate Sunday by Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse and the RSA. Minimal investment will be necessary.

• To help Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse build up a more accurate template of what makes for a successful owner experience for syndicate members.

4. Contact Point

• Jon Hughes, RSA, [email protected]

• Tina Dawson, RSA, [email protected]