When talking about horses and horse racing, we mainly refer to the trainers and the jockeys, but what about the owners?
With a number of high profile owners now coming to the forefront of racing such as Godolphin, Pearl Bloodstock and Coolmore, we are starting to take notice of the immense impact owners have on the industry especially with owners coming from further afield to invest in the UK and Irish racing market.
The newest ‘kid’ on the block is Sheikh Fahad who has recently purchased a half share in the Investec Oaks favourite Secret Gesture.
This purchase has inspired Boylesports to open betting on which owners will win the most Classics in UK and Ireland. It comes as no surprise that Coolmore are the slight favourites and 8/13, but they are not running away with the betting and have Godolphin nipping at their heels at 5/4.However, if you are like me and like a bit of a bigger money punt I wouldn’t look past Sheikh Fahad and the Qatar Racing Limited who are currently 10/1. These 3 contenders all have 1 winner each so far but come this weekend with the Investec Derby and Oaks being held, we may see one of them stretch their lead.