Neil King : Ridgeway Racing

Ownership at Ridgeway Racing

Partnership Cololurs

The ever popular and highly successful Ridgeway Racing for Fun Partnership is the ideal opportunity for anyone looking to enjoy all the benefits and excitement of being an owner at a fixed economical cost.

As an owner in the Ridgeway Racing for Fun Partnership you will be involved in the workings and excitement of a racing yard; coming to Upper Herdswick Farm to watch your three horses on the gallops and schooling, along with plenty of opportunities to have fun with your fellow owners over breakfast, racing and at social events. Members are kept fully informed about their horses’ progress and running plans by email and directly from Neil by telephone.

On race days you will experience the thrill and anticipation of being in the paddock before the race. Whether you win or lose, the action is electrifying and you are right in the thick of it. Partnership members will receive race day owners’ badges, distributed fairly throughout the season, and can enjoy complimentary refreshments on many racecourses when the partnership has runners.

Over the last 5 seasons, members have enjoyed great success with 19 winners, 32 placings and over £95,000 in prize money, which in turn is paid back to members. The Ridgeway Racing for Fun Partnership has consistently been one of the best value and most successful partnerships in the country, a record we look forward to continuing!


Partnership Horses

The horses for the partnership this year will be Mamoo, Dizzey Heights and a third horse, yet to be confirmed. We endeavour to maintain a team of three horses which will provide members with as much excitement and fun as possible. As in previous seasons, should any of the horses not be performing as hoped, then suitable replacements will be sourced, at Neil’s discretion.


I purchased Mamoo from the Ascot sales in March. He is a 4yo chestnut gelding by the Derby winner Sir Percy. He has been placed on the flat 6 times over trips of up to 1m4f, including finishing 2nd at Newmarket and Leicester. We gave him a month to settle in and build up before running him over hurdles. He had schooled well at home, apart from one occasion when he and Rosie went their separate ways in mid-air over a hurdle, whilst members of the partnership were here watching him!

On his first start over hurdles at Plumpton, after being very keen early on, he ran a really nice race to finish 2nd, staying on well on the run in. He then pulled a muscle in his hind quarters so he had a break over the summer to recover and has since run at Fontwell, where he jumped very well to finish 3rd. This was his first start after his break and I think he will improve for this run and, in time, by taking a step up in distance.

Dizzey Heights

I bought Dizzey Heights at Ascot’s July sale. She is a 5yo bay mare by Halling, who has been placed in the first four 8 times from 14 starts on the flat, along with finishing 4th and 5th on her first 2 starts over hurdles. She is a tough, hardy type of mare who should give her owners plenty of fun in both disciplines.

On her first start for us at Fontwell in August she would probably have finished 4th, had she not been very badly hampered by a faller at the second to last flight of hurdles. She jumped and travelled quite nicely throughout the race and has subsequently been given a favourable handicap mark of 92, so we can now hopefully place her in a handicap to win!

The Third Partnership Horse

Neil is currently looking for the right horse to compliment Mamoo and Dizzey Heights.

Take a look at their individual pages for further information:

> Mamoo
> Dizzey Heights

Neil King - Racng for Fun partnership

The Package

A one off all-inclusive payment of £3,500 for the 2017/18 National Hunt season, beginning 1st October 2017 and finishing on 30th September 2018.

The Ridgeway Racing for Fun Partnership will have a maximum of 15 shares. As a member of the partnership you will have a free lease on the three partnership horses.

All prize money and appearance money (less jockey fees and entry fees) will be shared equally amongst members

The one off price of £3,500 includes:

  • Full training fees
  • Farrier costs
  • Vets bills*
  • Dentistry
  • Transport
  • Lads racing expenses

* All routine veterinary work such as vaccinations, blood tests, endoscopes and treatment of any minor ailments is included. Should any horse incur a vet bill for a single item in excess of £250, the cost will be additional and shared equally between the partnership members.

All prize money and appearance money (less of jockey fees and entry fees) will be shared equally amongst members.