Harry Angel ex Cupboard Love filly
No monthly costsThere are NO monthly costs and NO other payment requests for the syndicate period.
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Harry Angel ex Cupboard Love filly

Racehorse Syndicate


Syndicate end date:
01 MAY 2025
Buy a Share for £49 (inc. VAT)

The Harry Angel yearling filly out of Cupboard Love has a good temperament and is the mare's second foal. She is currently going through a growth and development phase so looks a little awkward, but she'll hopefully improve once she fills out and strengthens further this spring and summer.

Cupboard Love won two races, over 6f and 7f, as a two-year-old for Mark Johnston before retiring to the paddocks in 2020. Harry Angel was a high-class sprinter and won two Group 1 races, including the July Cup at Newmarket in 2017. By the prolific Dark Angel, Harry Angel was a precocious two-year-old and won the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on only his second start.

Kirtlington Stud is set in 345 acres of fabulous limestone brash, which is great ground for raising young horses. The stud was founded in 1939 at Park Farm, Kirtlington, where Derby winners Morston and Blakeney were bred by Arthur Budgett, father of current stud manager, Chris. Kirtlington Stud was purpose built by Chris in 1990 in the heart of Oxfordshire and its design is flawless, allowing the best possible care for mares and youngstock.

Please note that this horse will not run during this syndicate Term. During this Term, owners will receive many updates on the horse's exciting journey to becoming a racehorse. Owners will be able to suggest names for the horse in due course, and existing owners will have priority to renew their shares into the following Term, when we hope that this horse may be able to make her racecourse debut.

This syndicate term lasts until 1 May 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 1,400 shares and each share costs £49 (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 1,400 shares represents 100% of the ownership of the horse.

  • The share price is £49. The full price breakdown is:
  • The capital value of Harry Angel ex Cupboard Love is £15,000 which works out as £10.71 per share.
  • The fee to register for the Great British Bonus scheme is £1,150 which works out as £0.82 per share.
  • Our management and service provision fee is set at £15.17 per share.
  • The all-inclusive keep/racing/training/vetting cost is set at £12.72 per share.
  • The cost for mortality insurance (covered for £15,000) is £0.37 per share.
  • The racehorse rehabilitation contribution is £1.04 per share.
  • The VAT is £8.17 per share.
  • There will be nothing extra to pay for the syndicate period, no matter what costs are incurred.

Harry Angel ex Cupboard Love filly Pedigree

Harry Angel ex Cupboard Love filly2023 (17 April)Height: TBC { HARRY ANGEL (IRE) { DARK ANGEL (IRE) { ACCLAMATION
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
Buy a Share in Harry Angel ex Cupboard Love filly for £49 (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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