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MyRacehorse, the pioneering racehorse micro-share ownership operator, today announced the appointment of two of the most experienced industry leaders in British Racing.
Simon Bazalgette, the former Chairman of Jockey Club Racecourses and founding Executive Chairman of Racecourse Media Group, becomes Chair of MyRacehorse’s UK Board, while Paul Fisher, the former Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, has been appointed as Chair of its UK Advisory Board.
The appointments follow the launch of MyRacehorse in the UK and Ireland last month with shares available in three horses currently in training: a £450,000 son of Dubawi with Andrew Balding, a Mendelssohn filly with John & Thady Gosden and a Zoffany filly with Joseph O’Brien.
MyRacehorse has achieved great success in the United States and Australia since launching in 2019, growing to become the leading shared ownership group in global racing, with over 100 horses in training around the world and more than 40,000 registered owners.
MyRacehorse has already provided unforgettable experiences at the very highest echelons of the sport to racehorse owners since its inception, including Authentic winning the 2020 Kentucky Derby and the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Commenting on the appointments of Bazalgette and Fisher, Jules Pittam, Managing Partner, MyRacehorse UK and Ireland, said: “Simon and Paul bring a wealth of experience from both horseracing and the wider business community which will prove invaluable as we seek to grow MyRacehorse throughout the UK and Ireland.
“Our core philosophy is to bring new people into the sport by experiencing elite ownership at affordable prices, all done with the highest standards of transparency and governance.
“This is real ownership – elite horses, top trainers and a share for the entirety of the horse’s racing and breeding career. We are all looking forward to lots of exciting days on the racecourse with our three horses this summer.”
Simon Bazalgette said: “It is vital for horseracing to attract and engage new fans in as many ways as possible and MyRacehorse is doing exactly that through its innovative technology, which enables racing fans to experience the thrill of ownership at affordable prices.
“Importantly, the service is designed to meet financial security regulations, and therefore will be best in class in terms of transparency and protection of its members. They have achieved extraordinary things in the US and Australia in a short period of time, securing top quality bloodstock and providing an incredible experience for their owners. I look forward to working with the team to help achieve future growth as I am sure the concept will prove hugely popular in the UK and Ireland.”
Paul Fisher added: “MyRacehorse is one of the most exciting innovations I have seen when it comes to racehorse ownership, and I’m delighted to Chair the UK Advisory Board.
“The model has been proven in the US and Australia with MyRacehorse bringing so many new people into the sport, and I fully expect that to happen in the UK and Ireland as well. The chance to experience ownership of these elite horses at such an affordable price is truly ground-breaking and one that will undoubtedly appeal to many existing and new racing fans.”