San Isidro
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San Isidro

Racehorse Syndicate


Syndicate end date:
01 MARCH 2025
Buy a Share for £39 (inc. VAT)

San Isidro is a six-year-old chesnut gelding by Power. Power is a Group 2 Coventry Stakes and Group 1 National Stakes winner who also won the 2012 Irish 2,000 Guineas, before retiring to become a stallion after the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

San Isidro has run a couple of promising races for Julie Camacho. He will hopefully be able to get his head in front this spring and could run on the turf or the all-weather.

San Isidro is in training with Julie Camacho in Malton, North Yorkshire. Julie has enjoyed a wonderful couple of seasons recently, including Group 1 successes with the top-class sprinter Shaquille.

San Isidro has a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Flat (Turf) rating of 67 (the average rating is 67).

This syndicate term lasts until 1 March 2025, 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 2,300 shares and each share costs £39 (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 usual 'Owners Group' terms and conditions. The current maximum number of shares that can be purchased by one person is 10. There are no partners or others sharing this horse and therefore 2,300 shares represents 100% of the ownership of the horse.

  • The share price is £39. The full price breakdown is:
  • The capital value of San Isidro is £15,000 which works out as £6.52 per share.
  • Our management and service provision fee is set at £13.00 per share.
  • The all-inclusive keep/racing/training/vetting cost is set at £12.25 per share.
  • The cost for mortality insurance (covered for £15,000) is £0.19 per share.
  • The racehorse rehabilitation contribution is £0.54 per share.
  • The VAT is £6.50 per share.
  • There will be nothing extra to pay for the syndicate period, no matter what costs are incurred.

San Isidro Pedigree

San Isidro2018 (28 February)Height: 16.1hh { POWER { OASIS DREAM { GREEN DESERT (USA)
More information on heights

Racehorse Heights

The height of a racehorse is always a hot topic, with trainers, breeders and sales consignors often quick to make assumptions about scope and even ability based on how high a horse stands. A horse is measured in 'hands' (equivalent to four inches) from the ground to the top of the wither.

In general, Flat horses are smaller than Jumps horses, although as with humans, it's impossible to pigeon-hole horses to that extent. New Seeker, a very successful Flat horse for Elite Racing Club, was rejected by many top agents as a yearling as he was considered too big. Standing at almost 17hh, New Seeker proved most judges wrong and won twice at Royal Ascot as well as six other races. Conversely, Alan King trained the diminutive Katchit to win both the Triumph Hurdle and Champion Hurdle. Standing at 'barely 15.2hh', Katchit, would be considered by many to be too small for the Jumps game, but he was one of the most successful hurdlers of his era and had more guts than many of his bigger rivals. Top Notch, one of Nicky Henderson's most successful current inmates, was a very good hurdler and finished fifth in the 2016 Champion Hurdle. A few eyebrows were raised when Nicky sent Top Notch chasing the following season, but the 'tiny' son of Poliglote took to the bigger fences like a duck to water and landed the Grade 2 Oaksey Chase at Sandown in April.

Paul Nicholls is renowned for training top-class chasers and despite Big Buck's' prowess over hurdles, connections were always keen to send him over fences because of his size and scope. However, after a couple of failed attempts, including a high-profile unseating of Sam Thomas in the 2008 Hennessy Gold Cup, Paul decided to shelve the chasing route and stick to hurdles. To look at Big Buck's, he was the classic chaser, but it's possible that his large size (17.1hh) compromised his ability to be athletic over the larger obstacles.

All horses are different and it's wise not to make too many predictions about a horse's future capabilities based on its size, until a horse proves it themselves. It would not be unusual for a 15.2hh horse to have more scope than a 16.2hh horse once on the move. Natural athleticism might mean that a small horse covers more ground than a bigger horse despite that looking unlikely when simply stood up and 'judged'. It's a fascinating subject and as with many things with racehorses, there are seemingly no rules.

Heights of a few famous racehorses:

  • ZENYATTA (dual Breeders Cup Classic winner) - 17.2hh
  • SECRETARIAT (1973 Triple Crown winner) - 16.2hh
  • HYPERION (Derby and St Leger winner) - 15.1hh
  • RED RUM (three-time Grand National winner) - 16.2hh
  • FRANKEL (ten-time Group 1 winner) - 16.1hh
  • MILL REEF (Derby and Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe winner) - 15.2hh

San Isidro Profile

Written in February 2022

San Isidro was bought from Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale in October 2021 as he seemed a solid horse with a very sensible head on his shoulders, having already competed at Pattern level. He showed himself off very well at the sales, and this coupled with his form on decent ground, which is considerably better than what he showed on a slower surface (much like First Folio, who was also imported from France), made him really eye-catching. He seemed great value for a Flat horse who is capable of running to a mark of 100+, which we hope he can do consistently when able to race on decent ground, which is more regularly available in Britain.

San Isidro won his first two races as a juvenile in 2020 for trainer Stephanie Nigge. He scored over 6f at Deauville on both good and heavy ground, before stepping up in grade. He finished fourth at Group 3 level at Chantilly, before being bogged down by heavy ground in the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, where he again finished fourth, but beaten a long way. San Isidro then finished last on very soft ground at Deauville ten days later, before enjoying a winter break. Last season, he finished seventh at Longchamp in April, before winning a conditions race at Angers in May. This was his first race over a mile on good ground, which made him look much more accomplished and he was quite an impressive winner. He then disappointed on soft ground at Chantilly, and on good to soft in a Group 2 at Baden-Baden in Germany, when hampered at the start. We hope a mile on decent ground will suit him best.

San Isidro is a son of the Group 2 Coventry Stakes and Group 1 National Stakes winner Power, who stood at Coolmore Stud for a brief period. Power also won the 2012 Irish 2,000 Guineas, before retiring after the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. San Isidro is the first foal out of Olanthia, who won as a three-year-old for Carlos Laffon-Parias before retiring to stud.

San Isidro has joined James Ferguson at Saville House Stables in Newmarket. James has made an excellent start to his training career, saddling his first Group 1 winner last season with La Bodega, as well as winning twice with Owners Group sprinter First Folio and once this year with Diderot, who was only beaten a neck in his bid to win twice within seven days at Lingfield recently.

Buy a Share in San Isidro for £39 (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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