Types of Ownership

  • Sole Ownership

    The most straight forward way of owning a racehorse.
    It means that you are the sole owner of the horse, you are responsible for all costs involved with the horse and you receive 100% of any prize money earned.
    You will enjoy a close involvement with the trainer and help in making any decisions regarding your horse.
    If the horse is un-named you choose the name of your horse and it will run in your own racing colours.

  • Syndicates, Partnerships and Co-ownership

    Co-Ownership of a racehorse involves the participation of more than one owner.
    One of the benefits of entering into a co-ownership of a racehorse is that the cost is split among the syndicate or group of people involved.
    Additionally, becoming a member of a syndicate can also be a sociable and enjoyable experience.

  • Grosvenor Leasing
    Corporate Ownership

    This is an ideal way to promote your company or increase brand awareness, for example your horse can carry your company name, which in turn is a really useful way of promoting your business while having the fun and excitement of racing.
    For further information on ownership please see British Racing Authority website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Derek Shaw train horses only for chosen owners?

    Absolutely not. Derek is more than happy to work with any registered owner(s) keen to come to The Sidings. Everyone from the absolute beginner to long-standing enthusiast is welcome.

  • I want to buy a horse – how do I start?

    Horses are available in various types, yearlings, unraced, chasers, hurdlers, flat horses and proven horses. There are different types of ownership. Pricing can vary considerably from an unraced yearling to an up and coming superstar. Please contact us we would be delighted to discuss all options available to you.

  • How do I get involved?

    You can either email us or call us on 01476 860578. Full contact details are on our contacts page. Please let us know your requirement and we will advise you on the various types of ownership available via the British Horseracing Authority.

  • How much do you charge?

    The Fees that Derek Shaw Racing charges are very competitive. Considering Derek’s location and the facilities available at The Sidings, we know they represent excellent value for money.

  • What facilities do you have?

    Our training facilities which cover every requirement. These include 52 acres of land, comprising of two all weather gallops and numerous paddocks and schooling grounds. Safety is paramount and the whole complex has been designed so our horses never venture onto any tarmac surfaces.

  • How do we get to you?

    We are located in a village called Sproxton, which is conveniently located in Leicestershire, just off the A1 near Melton Mowbray. We're just 10 minutes off the A1 at Grantham Lincs (from the North) or Colsterworth Lincs (South).

  • Can I get a report on my horse’s progress?

    In addition to Derek contacting you regularly, you are always welcome to telephone, email or even visit your horse at any time to check on your horses progress.

  • Are there any risks?

    Like most sports, racing carries risks. No one wants to see any racehorse killed or injured. However from time to time injuries do happen and sometimes these can even result in fatality or a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Insurance policies against the former are available for individual owners to take out themselves, although these can be relatively expensive. However, every horse that Derek has on his yard is treated as a individual. Derek ensures that each horse that leaves the yard to race is in peak fitness and is trained to the best of his ability.

Contact Us
Derek Shaw Racing
The Sidings,
Saltby Road,
LE14 4RA.
  • +44 1476 860578
  • +44 7721 039645
  • mail@derekshawracing.com
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Our Location

Derek Shaw Racing is located in Leicestershire. We are just off the A1 near Melton Mowbray.

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