Posted by Mark Horrocks on
The Winners Enclosure At My Local Horse Racing Course
I have had the great pleasure of entering the winners enclosure at my local UK horse racing course Bangor-On-Dee and even better my wife and two children were also there as well to witness this fantastic day. What a day and the emotion of seeing my chaser win a class 3 over horse racing distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs on good ground, it was 5/6 favourite that day and won by 10 lengths. I was fortunate the horse that finished 2nd blundered at the last fence. Whether that horse would have beaten my horse we will never know.
How To Get A Horse Into The Winners Enclosure
This is a easy one to answer straight away, you need money and money you will not miss, in other words you are prepared to wave goodbye to this money to cover training costs for your horse.
Is it worth it?
It certainly is and a memory I will never forget. You have to remember not many horse owners ever get to step foot in the winners enclosure even owners who run their horses in the lowest class of horse race being a class 6.
I was fortunate as I had my own business and also a horse tipping company my main business was in I.T. so this was well paid and I did not feel the training costs for the horse.
Some people strike lucky and purchase a horse for a couple of thousand pounds and these horses are world beaters winning a number of races.
Horses also get injured and are kept on the sidelines until these injuries heal but you are still paying the training and vets fees!
Money is no object to some people who have a string of talented horses racing internationally in group horse races and at the big events like Ascot, Epsom and Newmarket. I must say I do envy these people it would be great to own these class of horses and we must thank them for pouring a great deal of money into the sport and creating jobs for people.
If you love horse racing and want to get into the winners enclosure with your horse then start small and ensure you can afford it. Try one of the lesser known horse trainers as their training costs will be cheaper and the number of horses they train will be less.
Ensure your trainer is relatively local so you can take full advantage of seeing your horse in training and on the gallops. You can make new friends who share a common passion and it can be a great social event on open days.
I hope you make it to the winners enclosure some day!