Excitement of Racing
Excitement, Romance and a Note of Caution
The crash of the gates flying open, the immediate release of a field of
powerful equine athletes, complete with jockeys wearing shimmering silks
in a rainbow of colours. The thunder of the loud speaker system.
Thoroughbred racing is a spectacle of pulse-quickening excitement,
courage, strength and speed, with the star being the world’s most
beautiful creature - the Thoroughbred.
There is no subject more full of life, action and colour than a
racehorse. Owning a racehorse admits you to a fraternity (a brotherhood)
unlike any other. The thrill of seeing your colours surging towards the
winning post simply can’t be described or equaled.
Ask anyone who’s ever been there. They’ll tell you that watching
their jockey’s colours come flying down the straight aboard 550
kilograms of magnificent equine muscle, traveling at 75 kilometers per
hour, the exhilaration of the victory and basking in the limelight of
the winners circle are among the most thrilling experiences that the
sporting world has to offer.
There is a magic about the Thoroughbred that has captivated Kings
& Queens, Presidents & Arabian Sheiks. However, the appeal of
this noble creature transcends social status for he belongs to all of us
and anyone who wants too can become involved in the Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred racing is one of the most exciting, glamorous and
pleasurable investments available, but it is also one of the most
challenging. Those gut-wrenching seconds between barrier stalls and
winning post are just a small part of a complicated and highly
specialised industry. Months of effort and thousands of dollars are
invested in the preparation of each horse in every race - as are dozens
of crucial decisions which require special knowledge and sound judgment.
From selection of the racing team - horses, trainer and staff - to
proper record-keeping and financial planning and racing management, the
Thoroughbred owner must have a clear understanding of the workings of
the industry and the owners own aspirations within it.
Most importantly, an owner must also be able to lose sometimes, both
emotionally and financially, because unfortunately, it’s a fact of life
in the racing business that more efforts end in defeat than victory. A
dozen horses fly from the barrier stalls at the start of the race but
only one will be led back to the winners circle. As swift and beautiful
as the Thoroughbred looks, it is after all, a fragile creature of nature
and those responsible for his care are only human.
“Statistics highlight that the very best trainers of equine athletes
only win once in every 4.5 starts; so you can see it is more important
to learn how to lose rather than to learn how to win.” - quote by the
Aga Khan after his English Derby winner was defeated in the Arc de
Triomphe of 1988.
Never before has the opportunity been better to make real profits
from racing. Competition between race clubs driving prizemoney, bonus
money from state breeding organisations, auction house incentive race
series and other financial influx from sponsors, betting turnover, etc.,
has raised prizemoney to record levels.
There are also many other rewards from racing that can’t be taken to
the bank, but they are highly desirable nonetheless. Thoroughbred racing
is a world within a world, and pleasures, glamour and excitement it
brings to those who enter it represent the range of the most richly
textured traditions of the sporting world.
Dynamic Syndications acknowledges that our industry is relatively
unknown and it’s the fear of the unknown that often keeps potential new
owners watching from a distance rather than joining in. Dynamic
Syndications can help bridge this gap and provides you with product
knowledge and resource information, which will make you feel comfortable
and welcomed within our team.
Before you consider joining the Thoroughbred fraternity be certain to
call Dynamic Syndications. We are eager to see new owners and their
horses make it to the winner’s circle. Those most likely to succeed are
those who are well informed and dedicated to carrying on the thrilling
yet challenging, tradition of the Thoroughbred with the highest