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
http://www.markusherracing.co.uk – Club launch date 01/05/2016
17 September 2018
It was an interesting day yesterday . . . .
At any one time The Mark Usher Racing Club may have an interest in several horses in training.There are currently 5 horses running for The Mark Usher Racing Club.
by Elusive Pimpernel ex Shamora ( Oratorio )
By one of the leading two year olds of 2007 and the subsequent impressive Craven Stakes winner, Elusive Pimpernel, out a winning dam over seven furlongs on soft ground, from one of the best Aga Khan family's, that includes the Irish Oaks and Prix Vermelle winner, Shawanda, Shamonix’s breeding is strong and we are pleased to have her in the yard.
She is a big, impressive individual with excellent confirmation and has a great attitude to her work. She showed promise at home as a two year old but her size and immaturity led to her being turned away during the Autumn of 2016 to strengthen and mature; she remained quite an immature filly throughout her three year old year and was again given time to mature and strengthen over the Winter of 2017 and 2018.
Back on the track in a Kempton Handicap over a Mile in February 2018 she showed the benefit of 'time' by running her best race to be beaten just over four lengths running on steadily all the way up the straight; slightly held up with a minor foot problem and one run over twelve furlongs where she self evidently didn't stay saw her finally fullfiling her potential in an extended mile handicap at Wolverhampton at the end of April, getting nicely on top in the last 50 yards; if you follow this link you can see a video of her performance.
Shamonix 's racing form, courtesy Racing Post