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Magical Moments

There are many reasons why people get involved in racing, but what inspired them to make the leap into ownership?

Our popular Magical Moments series in Thoroughbred Owner Breeder takes a look at what motivated ROA members to ownership - and the thrilling days that have resulted. 

  1. Paisley Park - Andrew Gemmell

    Paisley Park - Andrew Gemmell

    Paisley Park was a first Grade 1 winner for Andrew - will he become the cream of the Stayers' at Cheltenham? (March 2019)

  2. Relentless Dreamer - Nigel Morris

    Relentless Dreamer - Nigel Morris

    From falling in a bumper to winning at Cheltenham - Relentless Dreamer has recovered well from a shaky start!

  3. Black Mischief - Tom Chadney

    Black Mischief - Tom Chadney

    Tom Chadney is normally found heading up the Chasing Gold Partnerships - but also found gold with his horse Black Mischief

  4. Eeh Bah Gum - Nick Rhodes

    Eeh Bah Gum - Nick Rhodes

    With horses called Eeh Bah Gum and Yorkshire Pudding... you can guess where owner Nick Rhodes comes from! (October 2018)

  5. Gingernut - Jenny & Chris Powell

    Gingernut - Jenny & Chris Powell

    From the thrill of Cheltenham winners to a Weatherbys Super Sprint victory, the Powell's have celebrated them all (Sept 2018).

  6. Copper Knight - Ventura Racing

    Copper Knight - Ventura Racing

    From having their first two winners, so quitting his day job - it was a hectic 48 hours in June for Ventura Racing supremo Tom Denham (Aug 2018)

  7. Mr Lupton - Noel Kershaw

    Mr Lupton - Noel Kershaw

    Imagine you buy your first horse in charity auction and it turns out to be Mr Lupton. Well that's just what happened to Noel Kershaw (July 2018)

  8. No Lippy - Barbara and Alick Richmond

    No Lippy - Barbara and Alick Richmond

    Living a stones throw from the course meant that No Lippy win in the Lily Agnes at Chester meant even more to Alick and Barbara Richmond (June 2018)

  9. Dodgybingo - Alan Bolt

    Dodgybingo - Alan Bolt

    At 99 years young, Alan Bolt embarked on racehorse ownership for the first time with the Jimmy Moffatt-trained Dodgybingo (May 2018)

  10. Tip Two Win - Anne Cowley

    Tip Two Win - Anne Cowley

    Before his wonderful second in the 2,000 Guineas owner Anne Cowley had already shared with us her magical moments with Tip Two Win (April 2018)

  11. Simply Ned - David and Nicky Robinson

    Simply Ned - David and Nicky Robinson

    With Simply Ned, Duke of Navan and Baywing in their string, the Robinsons are also looking to the future with homebreds.(March 2018)

  12. Emperor's Choice - Kate Brazier

    Emperor's Choice - Kate Brazier

    After a rollercoaster Christmas Period, Kate Brazier talks about her hands-on role as owner of Welsh National hero Emperor's Choice (February 2018)

  13. Beer Goggles - Nicky Martin

    Beer Goggles - Nicky Martin

    From training her own Pointers to keeping track of her other horses, the owner of Beer Goggles has a clear vision of Ownership! (January 2018)

  14. Laurens - John Dance

    Intending on a 5% share, John Dance instead brought six horses. And with Laurens in his ownership, he has every right to get carried away! (Dec 2017)

  15. London Protocol - Rob & Angela McKeown

    London Protocol - Rob & Angela McKeown

    How their link up with the Ontoawinner syndicate has led to an international adventure for Rob and Angela McKeown (November 2017)

  16. Nakeeta - Alex Card

    Nakeeta - Alex Card

    Quite how does Alex Card based in Kent, win the Ebor with a horse trained in Scotland? (October 2017)

  17. Nyaleti - Chris Batterham

    Nyaleti - Chris Batterham

    From Majadou at Cheltenham back in 1999 to speedy filly Nyaleti this summer - it's been an enjoyable ride for Chris Batterham (September 2017)

  18. Snoano - Martyn Macleod

    Snoano - Martyn Macleod

    One runner and one winner at Royal Ascot isn't a bad strike rate as Martyn Macleod reflects (August 2017)

  19. Drochaid - Mick and Janice Mariscotti

    Drochaid - Mick and Janice Mariscotti

    Local win for the Epsom-bred Mariscotti's on Derby day. Further proof that leaving it to themselves works! (July 2017)

  20. Kimberella - Clive Titcomb

    Kimberella - Clive Titcomb

    Kimberella is no slow moving slug! Clive Titcomb shares his Ownership capers and a memorable Royal Ascot success with Astrac (June 2017)

  21. Bravery - Steve Barker

    Bravery - Steve Barker

    “Every time your horse wins is magical, whether a seller or a Pattern race" Steve reflects after tasting success with Bravery & So Beloved (May 2017)

  22. Mr Scaramanga - Robert Moss and Dale Brennan

    Mr Scaramanga - Robert Moss and Dale Brennan

    A chance success in Doha for the Epsom-based Mr Scaramanga could be the springboard to more success for the ambitious duo (April 2017)

  23. Ballyandy and Double Ross - Steve Wignall

    Ballyandy and Double Ross - Steve Wignall

    Steve Wignall reflects his "legend" Double Ross, Foxtail Hill and Ballyandy's Cheltenham Bumper success (March 2017)

  24. Shantou Flyer - Carl Hinchy

    Shantou Flyer - Carl Hinchy

    A New Years Day win at Cheltenham was a change of fortune for the owner who had a horse with the nickname P0PUP after his form figures (February 2017)

  25. O Maonlai - Colin Perry

    O Maonlai - Colin Perry

    Still hunting twice a week at 76, Colin Perry resurrected his mother's old colours which he used to wear in races - 55 years ago! (January 2017)

  26. Antony - Robin Brown

    Antony - Robin Brown

    Looking forward to the 2018 Grand National - with some divine help! (December 2016)

  27. Limato - Paul Jacobs

    Limato - Paul Jacobs

    Why the dark green of Plymouth Argyle had a bearing on Limato's silks (November 2016)

  28. Quiet Reflection - Niall O'Brien

    Quiet Reflection - Niall O'Brien

    From "cash machine" Up Tempo to winning machine Quiet Reflection, Niall O'Brien talks about Ontoawinner and that day at Royal Ascot (October 2016)

  29. You're Hired - George Materna

    You're Hired - George Materna

    A lifelong ambition was fulfilled when You're Hired won at Glorious Goodwood, fostered on the day England won the World Cup! (September 2016)

  30. Owners In The News

    Owners In The News

    Every week, RUK interview an owner with a runner that day during their Mark Your Card feature - their stories give wonderful insights into ownership



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