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16 Aug 16 20:32
Date Joined: 29 Jun 02
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Say maybe we club together 1200 a man and 160 a month  , we could buy something for around 6/7ooogns and have a bit of a laugh for a year. Only a idea as I said...I know a few good trainers who would look after us , and who knows we just might hit the jackpot...Any thoughts...
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Report kincsem August 17, 2016 2:11 PM BST
My percentage was "Slowly away and always behind, broke leg 1f out, dead".  I wasn't told it was running.
workrider I'm in if this is a goer.
Report workrider August 17, 2016 3:03 PM BST
We'll see how it pans out lads , if we get a few more interested it could be the start of something big! check your passports are in date...Cool
Report Arklearkle August 17, 2016 4:37 PM BST
... The Breeders Cup no doubt!
Report workrider August 17, 2016 5:01 PM BST
Your passport in order then.
Report workrider August 17, 2016 5:01 PM BST
Your passport in order then.
Report CALLING CARD August 17, 2016 5:08 PM BST
what budget range and type ;; sprinter late maturing etc
buy to sell or race on
and most important what trainer, in principle i am interested
Report workrider August 17, 2016 5:18 PM BST
We'd have a budget of 12,000 so to allow for a couple of months training fees, gallop fees on Curragh etc ,I like to buy a sharp type , in the 7,000 bracket, no point of late maturing sort, no fun in that .Keep it for the year then if all goes well we'll sell and become millionaires Laugh. I'll have a word with Johnny Murtagh or Mick Halford re training . Expecting the catalouge anytime from Tatts.....
Report kincsem August 17, 2016 9:15 PM BST
The "catalogue" in Excel format is incomplete.  They only show the damsire of 58 of 533 lots.  Unprofessional.
Report workrider August 17, 2016 9:22 PM BST
Waiting on the booklet catalouge to arrive on my doormat . The damside is most important imo. I believe that 75% of a horse comes from the dam...
Report brain dead jockeys August 17, 2016 9:30 PM BST
owning a horse with some of u guys would require a full time therapist to be on hand 24 hours a would argue with the wall holding up your houses
Report workrider August 17, 2016 9:42 PM BST
But it would be FUN....Laugh
Report workrider August 18, 2016 10:43 AM BST
Just recieved the catalouge this minute ,amazing the way this sale has progressed over the recent past , a quick glance at the first 4 in the sale and the amount of black type on the damside is startling, I remember having seen many a horse at this sale without ANY black type in the pedigree .Some studying to be done .
Report kincsem August 18, 2016 11:34 AM BST
I analysed the Goresbridge breeze-up catalogue a few months ago.
Black type in catalogues is misleading imo.  I prefer ratings.
That sale had little of interest but they still had six figure sales.
Report wildmanfromborneo August 18, 2016 12:12 PM BST
I'm interested.

Michael OCallaghan is a young man with a good eye,you could get him to buy and train this potential flying machine.

I'd probably be alone in not ever owning a horse so stuff like colours should be left to Workrider.
My idea would be lob two grand in and treat it as dead,if the miracle happens we could emulate my gambling by reinvesting til its all gone.
Report kincsem August 18, 2016 12:26 PM BST
Can you register Shít Stirrer as a name?  It would reflect the forum tone.
Report Ozymandius August 18, 2016 1:32 PM BST
I can just see it now....the Rover's hoops being carried to victory at the Dubai carnival on board a beast called 'Mussie Repellent' ......and co-owner Borneo in full embrace with the Sheikhs in the winners enclosure Grin
Report workrider August 18, 2016 2:41 PM BST
Good man Ozy,you never fail , think you should have a look at that thread you started yesterday ,I'm sure you'll find it will remind you of yourself , Pa spot on once again...
Report workrider August 18, 2016 2:46 PM BST
Kincsem, ratings are only a therory imo , black type means you've DONE it ...How many highly rated horses fail to come up to their potential year after year ,but let us not divert from the thread , in this case opinions are welcome...
Report workrider August 18, 2016 2:49 PM BST
Wildmanfromborneo, I spoke to MOC at both Leop and the Curragh recenty saying as much to him, I like the type of 2yo he buys, seems like a nice youngman indeed...
Report Bigwillystyle August 18, 2016 2:57 PM BST
I am told that Fallon is the reason behind the noticeable change in training methods this season.  Horses are improving for runs instead of going backwards. 

Wonks why buy  some unbroken crooked legged donkey when our friend Philip has any amount of them down in Wicklow.  I will even come onboard myself if you manage to get one out of his stable.
Report Bigwillystyle August 18, 2016 2:57 PM BST
We could rename it Wonky Donkey
Report workrider August 18, 2016 3:02 PM BST
Laugh  .  Maybe at a later stage we could try that ploy BWS...
Report insideinfo August 18, 2016 3:06 PM BST
poor ozy,lowering the tone once again just to get be interested tbh.ive been involved in ownership before and like wmfb says stick your initial investment in and write it off basically.
Report tony57 August 18, 2016 8:35 PM BST
im interested also although i have to admit money is the worry i have one already,so it would have to be cheap?
Report kincsem August 18, 2016 9:53 PM BST
You might put up a list of people who have expressed interest to see how many you have.
I think you need about twelve paying purchase price up front, and then more for monthly maintenance.
A yearling might never become a worthwhile training prospect so people will have to accept that possibility.
Report Ozymandius August 18, 2016 10:25 PM BST
From recollection a bet between two forumites has rarely been organised successfully...I did have one with a guy on the Rugby Forum, a guy called Fresh or Freshman, May 28th 2011, it was.  500 quid..I lost....I hardly need reassure you, gentlemen, that the debt was swiftly settled.

Anyway, good luck, getting this venture off the ground, I will be very impressed if it comes to fruition.
Report Ozymandius August 18, 2016 10:33 PM BST
Is Michael O'Callaghan any relation to Noel O'Callaghan out of interest?

I hope he realises what he has in store for him should he take this syndicate on board as new Owners Grin

And that's even before Qatar Racing get wind of the pre-dispositions of the Yards new Owners towards their religion Shocked

Oh boy!
Report workrider August 18, 2016 10:52 PM BST
Surely there must be something going on in Laois Ozy , you have become boring and repetitive , a little like your pyscological thread dont you think ,maybe its time you took a walk along Mountmellicks main street to cool off...
Report Ozymandius August 18, 2016 11:03 PM BST
Mountmellick Laugh  Someone has been winding you up about Laois btw!  Or you got the wrong end of the stick.

Don't worry, I wont be whistle blowing on you with Michael..  I wish you all the best with him.  And I am sure you will warm to the Qatar boys once you get to know them Grin
Report insideinfo August 18, 2016 11:09 PM BST
poor ozy,hates to see others getting along and talking about a possibly exciting venture.i must add that i would want no part if he was in any way involved.
Report workrider August 19, 2016 10:35 AM BST
Okay lads ,hopefully Ozy has run his course , getting down to business I spent a considerable amount of time working on  looking up Sires that would be affordable , had a look at the following , Bated Breath (10) Born To Sea (14) Choisir (8)
Clodovil (10) Dark Angel (5) Famous Name (5) so far . There are many others on the list ,so if anyone has a catolouge available to them and would be willing to help please pm me thanks...
Report kincsem August 19, 2016 1:14 PM BST
PM sent
Report CALLING CARD August 19, 2016 2:23 PM BST
good research Workrider
Dark Angel would hardly be buyable at your price range as his covering fee that year was 27500
Choisir Clodovil and Capt Rio are all good solid stallions
7k budget turns into 8k after commission and vat.
take an average of 1500 per month training fees (incl vets and farriers) by next April our steed is now standing at least 18k then the sun starts we name him and register him with HRI
by the time we run mid may we are upto 22-23k
so i suggest we all put in 2k upfront to cover until Ptown approx by which time we will have an idea where we are .
as regards trainers i am very easy but maybe a cheap yearling in O Callaghans would be lost
best of luck and keep us posted
Report workrider August 19, 2016 2:48 PM BST
Thanks Calling Card , your maths are fine , have seen many a big priced Stallions stock sell for little or nothing ,all about comfirmation , so as the Yanks say I'll take a rain check on that . A few more seem interested so I'll keep ye posted by pm rather than have certain people cram up the thread with crap.
Kincsem have replied ...
Report CALLING CARD August 19, 2016 3:02 PM BST
good stuff stick with those that are interested and not get slagged off by w..kers
a correct colt by a moderate sire is a better option to resell than a crooked one by a more popular one
Report CALLING CARD August 19, 2016 5:31 PM BST
ex rothwell noble call wins for joanne foster, it could be a trend to follow
Report olddesperado August 19, 2016 11:59 PM BST
As stated above your getting into double money before it hits the track,

Why not consider my suggestion and pinhook .

Like some of the guys say treat the initial investement as dead but this way theres minimal further outlay with a good chance of a return.

Im not sure about anyone else but i,d get almost as much satisfaction watching its career afterwards with very little risk other than a fatality or similar.
Report workrider August 20, 2016 10:46 AM BST
olddesperado,the whole point is having a bit of fun with it, sure the pinhooker thing might work , then again what if its lead out unsold!. Pinhooking is not as easy as it seems , I think you are forgetting the cost as well ,to get one to the sales costs money , so your outlay is increased . Maybe futhur down the line we'd go along that route...
Report kincsem August 20, 2016 1:17 PM BST
PM and e-mail sent
Report workrider August 20, 2016 1:38 PM BST
Report GANT007 August 20, 2016 2:12 PM BST
The lease route might be an option.
Report olddesperado August 20, 2016 2:14 PM BST
No problem WR.

Best of luck with it.
Report tony57 August 20, 2016 2:46 PM BST
the lease route is a great idea?
Report workrider August 20, 2016 2:48 PM BST
Gant, not mt way , can't be bothered paying for someone else to reap the benefits, if theres any that is..
Report tony57 August 20, 2016 3:13 PM BST
fair enough wr..i thought it was a good idea as your only in a year?..but if its a non starter no problem?
Report GANT007 August 20, 2016 3:14 PM BST
I agree with you Workrider but I know a group of lads who started out that way. They formed a solid syndicate since.
Report slickster August 21, 2016 4:29 PM BST
How's this little dream going wonky? Are you onto the next Lady Aurelia yet?

Have you found 12 forum mugs to part with 2 large each yet? Wonks planning a trip to Thailand with 24 bags in his suitcase methinks.. Silly
Report workrider August 21, 2016 4:33 PM BST
Cider disappearing like hot cakes off the shelfs in Cabra it seems ,have a nap for yourself , OMG what have I said! Laugh
Report Rocketfingers August 23, 2016 12:22 AM BST
No way would I give this chancer a cent, he'd be down looking at a used car rather than any sort of yearling
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2016 4:05 PM BST
Lot 129, a son of G1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner Most Improved sells to Peter & Roos Doyle Bloodstock at Goffs for £90,000 stg.

The boat is sailing...have we missed it ?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2016 4:05 PM BST
Sorry *Ross
Report workrider August 23, 2016 4:58 PM BST
Catch , Most was one of the worst G1 winners ever. Coolmore will hype him to the hilt , but anyone giving good money for his prodigy wants their head examined...
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2016 5:05 PM BST
Yeah, just watchin it live
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2016 5:09 PM BST
Here comes Henry Beeby
Report workrider August 23, 2016 5:29 PM BST
MOC bought the last 2 lots for 55,000 and 50,000..
Report workrider August 23, 2016 5:29 PM BST
Sorry 48,000.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan August 23, 2016 7:44 PM BST
Following on from a phenomenal year both on the track and in the sales ring for his progeny, DARK ANGEL’s fee has risen to €60,000/GB£45,000.
Report yourbestmate August 23, 2016 10:12 PM BST
Does not mean that you will not be able to pick up one with two crooked legs being guided around the ring in a horse ambulance for around 6k to 7k?
Report GANT007 August 23, 2016 10:47 PM BST
Workrider....He also gave 100k for a dandy man. It's only a matter of time before the Qatari boys pull the plug, they are getting saddled bigtime.
Report peckerdunne August 23, 2016 10:57 PM BST
Does not mean that you will not be able to pick up one with two crooked legs being guided around the ring in a horse ambulance for around 6k to 7k?

Report workrider August 24, 2016 9:48 AM BST
Gant,how anyone could give that kind of money for a Dandy Man is beyond me , a very poor sire imo ,mad money been spent on poor horses, Venders can't believe it I'd say...
Report by purpose August 24, 2016 5:00 PM BST
Why dont ye pool together and buy a bungalow up in the Galtee mountains and barracde yourselves into it and leave the rest of the outside world alone ye shower of headcases.
Report frank60 August 24, 2016 6:11 PM BST
I have the very sire for you lads goodluck
Report Rocketfingers August 25, 2016 10:44 PM BST
Gordon Elliot has a racing club, you get a newsletter every month and a few tips, not go away and join that ya daft idiot and stop clogging up the forum Wonky with your BS, btw you could not tell the difference between a mare and a full horse one day in Sligo. Wink
Report Rocketfingers August 25, 2016 11:10 PM BST
Go away you were not there.
Report wildmanfromborneo August 25, 2016 11:15 PM BST
You don't even know whether Hercules was in your terms a boy or a girl,neither would you get he clue that was in his name.
Report Rocketfingers August 25, 2016 11:18 PM BST
Rememeber the time you used to log in a a woman and look for dates?
Report wildmanfromborneo August 25, 2016 11:34 PM BST
Oh dear did you reply to Dark Rosaleen,did she let you down.

There would be some scatter if she returned,I would start by asking her to reveal the contents of her PMs.
Report workrider August 26, 2016 10:35 AM BST
You wouldn't now surely Wildmanfromborneo...Laugh
Report peckerdunne August 26, 2016 2:45 PM BST
Really? oh dear..Laugh
Report RoyalAcademy August 26, 2016 6:05 PM BST
this is odious, cretinous behaviour and what the silent majority have come to expect unfortunately. time to leave this cess pit
Report frank60 August 26, 2016 6:30 PM BST
My  Dark Rosaleen .. poem by James Clarence Mangan, if your up in dublin Wildman you could do worse than   visit the grave of  J.C.M. in Glasnevin , to be honest i couldn,t understand what he was saying in the poem except to think that Roseleen was Ireland of that time,
Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, and many others are Buried in Glasnevin.
PS i did the tour of Glasnevin cemetary over a year ago -when we stop at Dev;s family graves;one of the women in our group lay Roses on Dev;s grave and another spit on the grave.
Report Tascro August 31, 2016 5:19 PM BST
Best of luck with the syndicate lads. Great idea. Hope ye have a bit of luck and ill follow this thread with interest
Report slickster August 31, 2016 10:47 PM BST
It's a wind up pal. Op is a deluded dreamer.
Report olddesperado September 25, 2016 11:42 AM BST
Did you get this off the ground WR.

Some fair value there I thought looking at the prices .

I didn't see them of course but bought by respected buyers so have to think they looked ok.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 25, 2016 1:01 PM BST
"Only an idea"
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 5, 2016 5:56 PM BST
A colt by Dubawi topped a strong opening day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and became the highest priced yearling in the world this year when selling for 2.6 million guineas on Tuesday. Well Done to the shower of headcases syndicate. Yous have a nice to start Devil
Report GANT007 October 5, 2016 9:51 PM BST
Chances are the 2 Dubawi's bought for 2.6m and 2.1m will not make the track or turn up in a November Wolverhampton maiden.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 4, 2019 5:14 PM BST
Report olddesperado October 4, 2019 11:21 PM BST
This is the thread I was looking for the other day.
Report peckerdunne October 5, 2019 9:20 PM BST
He keeps them in a little jar at the foot of the wardrobe...
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 6, 2019 7:30 PM BST
...yeah, next to all my girlfriend's knickers so I know there safe Tongue of luck Old !
Report peckerdunne October 6, 2019 7:37 PM BST
Report Vubiant October 6, 2019 10:42 PM BST
Just saw where 50+ Ballydoyle inmates are going to the Horses-in-Training sales ...some unraced , others rated from 50 to 100.
Must try to watch out and see what kind of money they get. They're all bred in the purple but in many cases  the gene mix didn't do what it was supposed to.
Still the quality is there and a shrewd trainer will probably squeeze out a win eventually -if only in a claimer with a 7lb apprentice up.Grin
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 7, 2019 12:56 AM BST
Thought they usually take the factory route ?
Report RoyalAcademy October 7, 2019 10:55 AM BST
Death Of A Salesman Irish-style with you-know-who as Willy Loman
Report frank60 October 7, 2019 1:46 PM BST
I Found it on You Tube R.A. Staring one of my fav actors Lee J Cobb, I will spend the afternoon looking at the play, Thanks
Report thegalwayman October 7, 2019 3:18 PM BST
Are we buying the horse or not? What's your address workrider and I'll post the cheque?
Report workrider October 7, 2019 4:06 PM BST
Great to see you alive and kicking thegalwayman....Olddesperado might find it a interesting sale, I would never buy from them if AOB cant get them to win or progress what chance does anyone else. I would love to be able to afford one of the fillies though, its nearly impossible to get into that kind of bloodlines without the odd million or two in your pocket...
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 11, 2019 12:55 PM BST

28th - 31st October 2019
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 11, 2019 12:58 PM BST
Had 45 lots in 2018 with just 12 selling
Report soldieroffortune October 26, 2019 10:49 PM BST
workrider I'm not sure how far you've got with this project but definitely count me in. Let me know how much you need up front and then every month and I'll send it across to you.

Listen though I'm only coming in on this if we have it contractually agreed between the pair of us that we're calling the horse 'The Bohemian'! Cool
Report kincsem October 30, 2019 1:08 PM GMT
A few of you might know from another online forum I decided to go it alone.
I bought a mare that failed to get in foal the last two years, but had the filly foal she was carrying when bought, and that will be a 2yo on 1st January.
Then I bought a second mare in December 2018, she had the foal she was carrying, and she is now carrying a foal I planned.  With luck she will have the foal in the spring.
Report workrider October 31, 2019 4:04 PM GMT
All the best with that Kincem, I really hope it works out for you.
Report workrider October 31, 2019 4:07 PM GMT
Soldieroffortune, sadly I must refuse your offer , calling a horse The Bohemian is not my idea of a WINNER!....Laugh
Report soldieroffortune November 1, 2019 12:06 AM GMT
Report olddesperado November 9, 2019 12:18 AM GMT
Best of luck kincem.

It's a tough game but like myself I'm sure your loving every minute of it.

Sometimes at 5:30 am in the pitch dark and freezing cold I question whether I'm mad or not but then I'm off work early some days and I see them cantering across the field back in and it's all worthwhile whether I ever make money or not.

I'll freely admit it was about money when I started but now all I care about is each horse.
Their welfare will always be the priority.
Report workrider November 11, 2019 3:02 PM GMT
Lovely sentiments Old.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 14, 2019 1:47 AM GMT
Kin, one could have bought the great Faugheen for €4K as a foal. He later sold for €12K as a 3yo. BofL Devil
Report olddesperado November 16, 2019 10:11 PM GMT
Things like that are the dream cmiyc.
That's why all us bottom enders  stay going.

Btw if the jp Henderson horse who is 1/1s wins the last at chelts tomorrow it's yet another black type winner in my youngest fillys page.

Impressive last time he will take all the beating although a decent race in fairness.
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