Welcome to the Heart of the South Racing website, we do hope you will find it fun and informative.
20 years experience
Owning a racehorse is no longer just for the elite. It’s a sport in everyone’s grasp thanks to racing syndicates and is more accessible and affordable than ever before. Heart of the South Racing has excelled in managing successful racing partnerships, where we put together groups of 5, 10 or 20 individuals to share the thrill of ownership, for over 20 years. Our reputation is very well established within the industry.
Ownership is about entertainment and honesty
The founder, John Penny, started Heart of the South Racing back in 1998 after finding himself disappointed with the way other syndicates operated the old fashioned approach of “keeping owners in the dark.”
His philosophy was to offer an honest service that took all the effort out of owning a racehorse and make it a social thing, where owners can get to know each other at the races and at social events. John believed it should be about entertainment and honesty.
This approach obviously worked which is why Heart of the South is now one of the longest standing racing syndicate groups. Indeed, many of our owners have enjoyed ownership with us for several years.
Heart of the South is now managed by John’s daughter Eloise and still to this day provides one of the most personal service horse racing has ever enjoyed, where all Owners are treated as if they owned the horse outright wherever possible.
Keeping you in the picture
We make owning a racehorse a carefree, enjoyable experience but ensure you are kept firmly in the picture at all times. We pride ourselves on keeping owners informed on the racing plans for their horses through regular telephone calls, emails, text messages and our exclusive Owner Information Line. Why not give it a try? It is not a premium rate call – 01825 891924.
Horses come first
Our syndicates are run by a racing team who have grown up with horses and put the animal’s welfare first, as it is thanks to the beautiful thoroughbred that we can enjoy this thrilling and passionate sport at all. Owners are encouraged to visit the stables regularly to strengthen that bond with their horse/s and enjoy watching their progression. All our trainers have an ‘open access’ policy at their yards.
Be an owner at the big meetings
We have celebrated plenty of success over the years and have enjoyed runners at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, The Cheltenham Festival, The Hennessy Gold Cup and the Scottish Grand National. We can’t always guarantee you a winner at these prestigious meetings (although we have been pretty close on a number of occasions!) but we promise you’ll have a great time, meet like minded people, forge friendships and enjoy the highs and lows of the racing world.
Our formula to running racing syndicates is tried and tested and works. Please click here to have some of your questions answered or do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a morning on the gallops. We do hope you decide to enjoy the thrill of ownership with us!
Eloise Adamski, Sam Bridle and John Penny