Owner Stories

Get to know the names behind the silks

14 January 2024

John Hay Whitney (Jock) (1904-1982)

American owner of Easter Hero went onto be U.S. Ambassador to the UK

13 January 2024

Dorothy Paget (1905 - 1960)

The enigmatic Mrs Paget owned the legendary Golden Miller

12 January 2024

Ralph Beckett – 3rd Baron of Grimthorpe (1891 – 1963)

The third Baron Grimthorpe – Grandfather to the current Lord Grimthorpe and his cousin, trainer Ralph Beckett – was initially heavily involved in the National Hunt sphere, owning Fortina

11 January 2024

Sir David Brown (1904 – 1993)

Linwell's owner is synonymous with a different type of horsepower

10 January 2024

Anne, Duchess of Westminster (1913-2003)

“Every trainer’s dream owner” had every owner's dream horse!

09 January 2024

Raymond Guest (1907-1991)

L'Escargot became only the second horse to win the Gold Cup and Grand National - and owner Raymond Guest had already enjoyed Derby glory in the 1960s

08 January 2024

Charmian Hill (1918 – 1990)

The "Galloping Granny" tasted Festival glory with the legendary Dawn Run

07 January 2024

Paul Barber (1942 - 2023)

Farmer, Cheese tycoon - and multiple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner

06 January 2024

Jim Lewis (1934 - 2023)

Lucky Jim struck lucky with the mighty Best Mate

05 January 2024

Our Friends in the North

A syndicate win in the Gold Cup upset the Kauto v Denman narrative!

01 July 2023

Rossa Ryan

May 2022

08 March 2023

Patricia Pink and L'Homme Presse - 2022 Brown Advisory Chase

Patricia Pink and her husband Peter were no stranger to Cheltenham Festival runners, as their Nordance Prince had lined up at three Festivals in the early 2000s. But, as she explains, not even the weather could dampen the thrill of owning a winner there last year!

28 February 2023

Nigel Roddis and Teaforthree - 2012 National Hunt Chase

Nigel Roddis enjoyed a famous Festival winner back in 2012. We asked him to reminisce on the victory, and how Teaforthree helped to introduce a new audience to racing.

28 February 2023

Mouse Hamilton Fairley and Third Wind, 2022 Pertemps Final

ROA Board member Mouse Hamilton-Fairley tasted success in the ultra-competitive Pertemps Final with her homebred gelding Third Wind

18 June 2022

Owner of the Day: Any Excuse for A Holiday: Asgoodassobergets

Today we feature a syndicate which goes by the name of Any Excuse for A Holiday and their horse Asgoodassobergets. With names like that we had to find out more!

17 June 2022

Owner of the day: Newsells Park Stud - Ossie Ardiles: Espressoo

We speak to the aptly named Gary Coffey about Espressoo who runs in the colours of a new syndicate, headed up by Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles

16 June 2022

Owner of the Day: Berkshire Parts and Panels - Berkshire Rebel

Will there be more celebrations at the Berkshire track?!

15 June 2022

Owner of the Day: Whistle and Flute: Woodway 20

The exciting Whistle and Flute lines up in the Windsor Castle - and this time the owners will be able to suit up and be there to watch this time!

14 June 2022

Owner of the Day: Sir Busker, Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds

Sir Busker takes on the mighty Baaeed in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot - on safari for some place money!

28 April 2022

Hetherton hoping his charge is Unstoppable

Owner Andrew Hetherton’s ownership journey started in 2016 when he took over his horses from his Grandfather - and leds to the Guineas

09 April 2022

ROA Owner of the Day: Allson Sparkle, Mighty Thunder

Will Mighty Thunder put some sparkle into celebrations for the pub and club wholesaler in the Grand National?

08 April 2022

ROA Owner of the Day: Some Day Soon

Mary-Ann Sandercock explained how the shared ownership works, in the partnership with Michael Ogilvy, Andrew Morley and the Racegoers Club

07 April 2022

ROA Owner of the Day: The Megsons, Global Citizen

Will there be more celebrations for the Megsons at Aintree?

18 March 2022

ROA Owner of the Day - Olly Harris - Porticello

Porticello heads to the Triumph Hurdle hoping for redemption for the Moore team

17 March 2022

ROA Owner of the Day - Steve Wignall, Options O Syndicate - Ballyandy

Can Ballyandy roll back the years?

16 March 2022

Owner of the Day - Steve Preston and Editeur Du Gite

Editeur Du Gite's owner Steve Preston is the subject of Owner of the Day for Day 2 of the Festival

15 March 2022

Owner of the Day - Ian Hamilton and Tommy's Oscar

Tommy's Oscar's owner Ian Hamilton is the subject of Owner of the Day for Cheltenham, Day 1

01 March 2022

Nick Rhodes - Eeh Bah Gum

Back in 2018 Eeh Bah Gum was a popular winner at York's Ebor meeting, fulfilling a 54-year dream for local Nick Rhodes

14 January 2022

Ownership Matters - meet Mouse Hamilton-Fairley

ROA Board Member and owner of Third Wind talks ownership issues

12 October 2021

The Queen inducted into the Hall of Fame

She becomes the first inductee in the Special Contributor category