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The Club initiated the syndication of a horse in 2016.   This syndicate has 20 shares and was named the Captain Kirk syndicate after the name of the horse purchased with the assistance of Jim Curtin and Stephen Doody.  “Kirky” as he became known was just beaten in his first start and had 27 further starts in NZ with 2 wins, 2 seconds and 6 thirds and a total of $22,878.00 in stake money.  “Kirky” was sold to owners in Perth and subsequently had another 38 starts in various parts of Australia with a record of 8 wins, 6 seconds and 10 thirds for prize money of about $67,000.00.

The syndicate then bought Greatest Showman in 2019 ,and so far “Fin”, as he is affectionately known, has won 4 races, 6 seconds and 3 thirds for total stake money of $36,545.00.  He won the Wairarapa Cup in November and has given us plenty of thrills.  Fin benefits from the expert training of Stephen Doody.

Greatest Showman (Fin)

Greatest Showman (Fin) Takes out the Waiarapa Cup 16/11/2021.
Photo by Royden Williams


In 2020 the club initiated the formation of another syndicate with 50 shares.  Realistic costs allowed an opportunity for many more people, some new to ownership, to be part of the racing highs and lows.  The syndicate purchased the horse Budvar Eyre and leased Painted Lady.  While Painted Lady did not make the podium, Budvar Eyre won 2 races at Manawatu and earned about $12,000 in stake money.  Bud was sold to Tasmania and the Lady returned to her owners.

This syndicate works on a 12 month basis and so members can withdraw or remain in each 12 months.  The “’refreshed” syndicate then bought Melody’s  Mischief and Betstars Blue jean for the 21/22 season. So far MM , trained by Stephen Doody, has come a close second and BBJ ,trained  by the experienced Scott Dickson at Hunterville, a good third.

Greatest Showman (Fin)

Budvar Eyre (Buddy) winning at home 01/04/2021
Photo by Royden Williams

Becoming a Syndicate Member

Both syndicates are full at the moment but vacancies can arise for various reasons. If you are interested please contact; 

Brian Ahern - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 027 280 3201