Owning a race horse can be the most exciting and enjoyable experience. Ask anybody who owns a racehorse and they will tell you that having a winning racehorse is one of life's greatest thrills. But racehorse ownership can also require patience and involve frustration and disappointment. There is never any guarantee that even the most expensive horse will succeed and racehorses just like any professional sports player can suffer from injuries or setbacks. For most owners however the pleasure and excitement outweigh the expense and potential disappointment and they become addicted to the racing buzz.
There are many ways to own a racehorse. You can have full ownership of the horse. Joint ownership is where two or more people can decide their share of the ownership. Racing Clubs and Synicates have become an affordable way to get involved in ownership.
Click here to find out about shares available in horses at Mowbray House. An excellent website to find out all you need to know about racehorse ownership is British Horseracing Authority.
Owner Sponsorship provides the foundations upon which the VAT Scheme for racehorse owners is built. The income received from sponsorship allows owners to reclaim VAT on their racing expenses - including training fees, transport costs, veterinary fees, jockeys fees and even overnight stays when travelling to watch your horse run. At Mowbray House Farm we are lucky enough to have a yard sponsor so all we need to do is put your horse on the list and you can start reclaiming the VAT straight away. For more details on the sponsorship go to British Horseracing Authority and download the Racehorse Owners' Sponsorship Code of Conduct produced by the British Horseracing Authority to help you ensure that you comply with all the requirements laid out by Customs and Excise. Our yard sponsor is Realistic Games who supply their successful mobile and desktop games to a number of leading operators, including Bet 365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, William Hill, Stan James, and Boylesports.
Training costs about £280 a week. Extras are farrier, vet, dentist, physio, supplements, transport and staff expenses away from the yard. Email Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent an up to date "Prospective Owners Price Guide".
The ROA promotes and protect the interests of over 7,500 racehorse owners, and we strongly recommend our owners to join.
It makes sense to become members of the ROA due to the benefits and discounts which are on offer.
The extensive package of benefits more than pays for itself (£230 a year), and includes:
. Free Owner and Breeder Magazine
ROA members also have the opportunity to win a bonus of £2,000 on top of prize-money in our weekly ROA Owners Jackpot races.
To find out more visit the ROA website at http://www.roa.co.uk/
Ruth Carr Racing – Fair processing notice for owners
Ruth Carr Racing Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy and security of your personal data. This Notice explains who we are, the types of information we hold, how we use it, who we share it with and how long we keep it.
This document sets out the basis upon which any personal data we hold about you will be processed.
The rules on processing of personal data are set out in the General Data Protection Regulations (a copy of which can be found on the ICO website www.ico.org.uk)
This Notice also informs you of certain rights you have regarding your personal data under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
Who we are
Ruth Carr Racing Ltd is the controller of the personal data we hold on you and this means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
For all data protection matters contact Ruth Carr. [A copy of our data protection policy is available on our website]
What information do we collect and how do we collect it?
We only collect basic personal data about you which you have provided to us or which is provided to us by the British Horseracing Authority, Weatherbys Bank or other party instructed by you to share information with us or otherwise properly shared with us in accordance with data protection regulations.
This data includes your name, address, email, phone number and any other contact information you have provided to us.
We will ensure that we only process data which is adequate, relevant to our purposes and limited to what is necessary for those purposes – we will not ask for more information than we need in order to carry out our business operations.
We will take steps to ensure that personal data is accurate and (where necessary) kept up to date. We request that you provide us with any change in contact details or personal information.
We may collect your social media username if you interact with us through those channels.
How and why we use your data
We will use your personal data:
• to communicate with you
• to provide services to you in connection with our business as a licensed racehorse
trainer including race entries and associated administration, sales entries and
• Your photograph and name in our newsletter, social media and other communications
to the public]
Our lawful basis for processing your data
We will process your data on the following basis:
• where it is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation
• where it is necessary for us to process your data for the performance of our contract
with you or to take steps to enter into that contract with you, and
• where it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of a third
party, except where such interests are overridden by you interests or fundamental
rights or freedoms. These legitimate interests will include obligations upon us to
comply with the British Horseracing Authority’s rules of racing and any other racing
regulator’s rules if a horse trained by us for you is subject to such rules. This will include
providing any information requested from us by the BHA or other racing regulator in
connection with the operation of the rules of racing, enquiries or disciplinary matters.
Securing your data
We have procedures for the storage and disclosure of your personal data in place to oversee
the effective and secure processing of the data.
We do not transfer personal data outside the EEA.
Sharing your information
We will only share your data with third parties or allow access to your data where:
• We are legally required to do so
• We are required to do so to enable us to properly perform your contract with us. This
could, for example, include sharing your personal data with veterinary surgeons and
• We are required to do so under the BHA rules of racing or other racing regulatory body
in the case of overseas racing
We may also share your information with anyone you have authorised to deal with us on your
What are your rights?
You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and if it is incorrect
or out of date to have it corrected or deleted.
The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such
In most cases consent is not required for standard business activities involving the use of
customer or supplied data but if we have asked you for your consent to our processing any
personal data we hold about you, then under data protection law you have the right to change
or withdraw your consent.
How long do we keep your information for?
We will not keep your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which
it was provided unless we are required by law or have other legitimate reason to keep it for
We will normally keep information for no more than 6 years after termination or cancellation
of the contract or service we provide
How to make a complaint
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact
us to have the matter investigated – please contact us at: Ruth Carr Racing Ltd, Mowbray
House, Stillington, YORK, YO61 1LT.
If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a
complaint with the Information Commission’s Office on 0303 123 113 or by post to the ICO,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or via email https://ico.org.uk.