How To Become An Owner
There is no experience that matches the thrill that comes with cheering your horse on to victory or standing in the winner’s circle as the proud owner of your very own horse. Racehorse ownership can raise the excitement level in your life and win or lose, successful or not, has the potential to be one of your most enjoyable and unique experiences.
It’s a sport in which the non-athlete by virtue of a small investment has the chance to quickly become a major league participant. Standardbred owners come from every walk of life and every economic level. It is a unique sport in that neighbors who share the ownership of a $5,000 claiming horse rub shoulders and are every bit as important as the tycoon who spends a million each year on yearlings. They share a common interest in their love of this exciting sport and the beauty of the animals. There are many Canadian success stories, the two school teachers who paid less than a thousand dollars for a trotting mare and had great fun spoiling her before she repaid their kindness by winning over $400,000; the young couple whose homebred earned them an expense-paid trip to Sweden to win the prestigious Elitlopp and close to a million dollars; the businessman whose three-year-old won over two million and became horse of the year.
Realistic hopes would be to recoup the money you have invested and have a lot of fun doing it. However, this business has turned a lot of pragmatic people into dreamers and a lot of dreams into reality. We hope that you will get the love of harness racing in your blood, as it is in ours, that you will use common sense and every available resource to get started. Good luck!
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