What are the goals of Partnerships?
- Provide an opportunity to experience the thrill offered by thoroughbred horse racing.
- Partners enjoy the game while letting the Manager focus on day-to-day operations.
- Ownership at an affordable cost with reduced risk.
When defining the goals of Partnerships, it is important to understand the dynamics of thoroughbred racing. While the end result is a thoroughbred competing in a breathtaking event, substantial work is required to make this possible.
|Comprehensive research is performed prior to acquiring a thoroughbred race horse, regardless of the purchase price. Research includes bloodline analysis (historical information based on pedigree), conformation review (build and soundness of a thoroughbred) and many other factors.|
|Similar to human athletes, thoroughbreds require a consistent program of feeding, exercise, veterinarian work and a lot of TLC. Behind every successful thoroughbred race horse, there is a dedicated trainer working countless hours caring for and preparing it for the races.|
|Jockeys have different styles and selecting the right jockey can mean the difference between winning and losing races. Maintaining a good relationship with jockeys and their agents is imperative to secure riding services on a consistent basis.|
|In any given month there are more than 1,000 races run in Maryland and surrounding States. A major part of being successful in racing is tracking all available races and determining which races best fit a particular thoroughbred. The goal is to enter races where a thoroughbred will be competitive while also finding the most lucrative purses available at that level.|
It takes many years of experience to understand the inner-workings of thoroughbred horse racing and successful horsemen must continue the learning process as the industry changes.