The Mark Usher Racing Club

I have been training racehorses for over thirty years and have been lucky to work in a sport that I love and am passionate about. The sport has changed significantly and I wanted to find new ways to enable more people to enjoy the fun and excitement of being involved in racehorses at an affordable price, as well as supporting my racing yard at Rowdown Stables and everyone in the team here.

It is for this reason that I am setting up The Mark Usher Racing Club which is an exciting opportunity for you to get involved without having the financial pressure of owning a race horse. For only £50 a month you can join the Club and start enjoying a host of benefits as well as supporting the yard.

Benefits to club members:

- Follow the Club horses at home and on the racecourse.

- A free owners badge each time the horse runs. Plus half price badges for family and friends.

- Organised days at the yard, a local stud and other related venues.

- Dedicated webpage which will be updated regularly to keep you informed of everything you want to know.

- Sponsor a race at a local racecourse. This will raise awareness for the Club and there are perks from the course including judging the best turned out.

- Support Greatwood. A wonderful charity caring for ex racehorses. 10% of all prize money won by club horses will be donated to the charity.

To learn more about the Club and how to join please contact us on:


Phone: 01488 72598 or 07831873531 – Club launch date 01/05/2016

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The Club horses.

At any one time The Mark Usher Racing Club may have an interest in several horses in training.

There are currently 4 horses running for The Mark Usher Racing Club.

Bird for Life

2014   Bay   Filly
by Delegator  ex  Birdolini  ( Bertolini )

Bred by Overtown Stud and by the promising first season sire, Delegator, out of a winning Mare, Bird for Life is a well put together filly with a good stride; her family have a track record of handicap success and have shown themselves to be particularly effective on the AW surfaces.

She came to Rowdown as an unbroken two year old in March 2016 and took a little time to find her feet; possibly because she came into work late. She then stuggled with a respiratory virus that hung around Lambourn over the high summer and she just couldn't shake it off. We took the decision to turn her out in the fresh air to finally get it out of her system.

She came back to Rowdown in the 2017 New Year and we've been steadily building her training exercise up. If you go here you can see her in an early piece of work; she has been quietly progressive as Spring as turned to Summer and Mark put her on the track in an extended five furlong Fillies Maiden at one of Bath's Evening Meetings at the beginning of June; after a slightly slow start she made steady and progressive progressive progress throughout the last furlong and a half; she will improve significantly for this and should be competitive in Handicaps later in the Summer probably over six and seven furlongs.

Bird for Life 's racing form, courtesy Racing Post

For sale

Price: £ £50

If you are interested in following Bird For Life why not try our Club. For just £50 per month you can cheer her and the rest of the Club horses on at the races and visit them at our stable. Check out our Mark Usher Races Club page, here for more details or send us an email.


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