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Cachet (Noun) – “the state of being respected or admired; prestige”


On a bank holiday weekend where syndicate-owned horses were making headlines over in Ireland, at Newmarket for the 1000 Guineas never has a mare’s name been so apt as Cachet stormed to victory to the delight of her owners.

A 60,000 Guineas purchase  last year at the  Newmarket breeze up sale, she gave owners Highclere Racing’s  Wild Flower syndicate a day they will never forget by making all the running to win the 1000 Guineas.

On their site, Highclere state

“While she may have been a surprise winner to some pundits, she was the pick of the paddock and bounced into an early lead and was soon in a beautiful rhythm on her home track where she seems to be at her best having already won here on two previous occasions, the latest when she took the Nell Gwyn in emphatic style. She had a number of her rivals off the bridle some way from home but the last furlong seemed to go on forever as this incredibly tough and genuine filly held off all challengers to win by a neck.”

Highclere Racing are no strangers to success at the top level including a previous classic win with Perushka winning the Irish oaks in 2000

As the association whose mission it is to demonstrate the valuable contribution that syndicates give to the sport of Horse Racing, We at the RSA feel that wins like this one and Marie’s Rock landing the Gr.1 Mare’s champion hurdle in Punchestown clearly demonstrates that syndicates can compete with the very best in racing. When syndicate-owned horses win high-profile races we hope that those in the corridors of power in racing take note of what syndicates, clubs and co-ownership can bring to the sport across both codes.

Our heartiest congratulations to Highclere and the Wild Flower syndicate and here’s to many more victories in future.