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No monthly costsThere are NO monthly costs and NO other payment requests for the syndicate period.
GREAT GIFT IDEA! We can either post the welcome pack to the purchaser, or directly to the recipient.

Guard Duty

Racehorse Syndicate


Buy a Share for £59 (inc. VAT)

Guard Duty is a stunning three-year-old gelding. He has the looks and pedigree to make up into a promising jumper, and the Owners Group buying team were delighted to secure him privately this summer. Guard Duty's dam was a dual Jumps winner in France, and he is from the family of Royal Auclair, who was a winner of ten races, including at the Cheltenham Festival, and also finished a game second in the 2005 Grand National at Aintree. Guard Duty is by the excellent sire Kapgarde, whose progeny include last season's impressive King George VI winner, Clan Des Obeaux.

Guard Duty is likely to start off in bumpers before going hurdling and ultimately chasing.

He is in training with Emma Lavelle, who continues to achieve excellent results on the track. Her base near Marlborough in Wiltshire is recognised as one of the best in the country, with first-class facilities and wonderful private gallops.

Emma Lavelle

"Guard Duty is a lovely young horse, and he certainly fills the eye. He is a great mover and is incredibly athletic. We are looking forward to getting to know him over the coming months, and I hope that he might be ready for a run in a bumper [National Hunt Flat race] in the spring or autumn of 2021. " Emma Lavelle

This syndicate term lasts until 1 December 2021, with no commitment to continue at the end of the syndicate period. Please click here for full details of the end of term process.

This syndicate is divided into 3,000 shares and each share costs £59 (including VAT). View price transparency. There will be nothing extra to pay, no matter what costs are incurred during the syndicate period. The syndicate is subject to the Owners Group terms and conditions. The current maximum number of shares that can be purchased by one person is 10.

  • The share price is £59. The full price breakdown is:
  • The capital cost of Guard Duty including transport and vetting, is £60,492.45, which works out as £20.16 per share.
  • The 5% capital risk is £1.01 per share.
  • Our management and service provision fee is set at £15.28 per share.
  • The all-inclusive racing/training cost is set at £10.50 per share.
  • The cost for mortality insurance is £2.03 per share.
  • The Racehorse Rehabilitation contribution is £0.19 per share.
  • The VAT is £9.83 per share.
  • There will be nothing extra to pay, no matter what costs are incurred during the syndicate period.

Guard Duty Pedigree

Buy a Share in Guard Duty for £59 (inc. VAT)
No monthly costsThere are NO monthly costs and there will be NO other requests for payment during the syndicate period.
GREAT GIFT IDEA! We can either post the welcome pack to the purchaser, or directly to the recipient.

What happens at the end of a syndicate term?

There really is no obligation at all after the initial one-off purchase!

All horses have a set syndicate term, which usually lasts for approximately 12 months, although this can vary.

Towards the end of the term, owners will receive a report from the trainer and the team, specifying the horse's prospects going forward and a recommendation on whether we believe the horse should continue into a further term, giving everyone the chance to renew for a further term.

The renewal price is very likely to be cheaper than the price paid to purchase the share(s) in the first instance, as owners will have already paid for their share of the capital of the horse. Therefore, the renewal price just includes the ongoing racing/training fees, management fees, insurance, VAT and the contribution towards the Horse Retirement Fund.

Owners are not obliged to renew their share(s) if they don't wish to, it's completely their choice. Once the syndicate term ends, any relinquished share(s) will automatically be released for sale and if those share(s) sell elsewhere, owners will receive the relevant share capital value of the horse, credited to their account.

If a low number of owners decide to renew their shares, the syndicate may be re-structured (see Terms and Conditions), or the horse may potentially be sold. If a horse is sold, the net sale price will be divided by the number of shares in the syndicate and all owners will receive their share of the net sale price to their account. If the syndicate does not continue into an extended period, any renewal payment for that new period, will be refunded.

Racehorse welfare is our top priority. If a horse has a setback in training or is deemed not to be fit enough to race for any reason, then the horse will rest until fit and ready. Our business also runs a not-for-profit organisation called Xracehorse Club, dedicated to the re-homing of retired racehorses. We are extremely passionate about the welfare of all of our horses, and will always endeavour to ensure that any horse retired from is given a loving home, when they retire from racing.

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