De La Warr Racing

De La Warr Racing brings together the talents of leading bloodstock agents, top trainers and racing specialists in a series of small, select syndicates. Family run, informal, yet eminently professional, it offers syndicate members a stake in yearlings to be raced as two-and-three-year olds. The successful track record of William De La Warr and his team promises investors the thrills of racing and the excitement that comes from owning a winner.

All horses will trained by leading trainers with a view to participating in high class races at prestigious meetings such as Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.

William De La Warr has over thirty years of experience in racing and has been a steward at Ascot, Goodwood and Newbury. He has been a successful owner in his own right. His son Ed Sackville has worked in the industry since 1998 and has bought numerous top class horses including Classic winner Sky Lantern.

Syndicate XXV

A new syndicate for the 2016 season

3 shares still available at £20,000 per share

The syndicate is wound up typically after the horse's three year old career (very occasionally after its four year career)

At the end of the first year about a quarter of the initial sum may be required to cover expenses for the following year

All expenses included for one year

Top Trainers (Richard Hannon, Hugo Palmer & Wesley Ward)

Burnt Sugar Sold for €350,000 (a significant return on investment)

Shareholders have free access to trainers

Lunch at Buckhurst Park and box on the Lingfield Derby Trial Saturday

Previous syndicate horses Burnt Sugar & Brown Sugar both winners of the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes

The three horses for this year are...

Rarest Quality

Rarest Quality

2014 colt by Elusive Quality ex Rare Bit

Purchased for $70,000


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Elusive Quality was an extremely fast racehorse who holds the world record over a mile. His progeny have done particularly well in Europe and are generally good two-year-olds. Most importantly I think this strong, tough looking, colt is just the kind of horse Wesley does well with.

He is to be trained by Wesley Ward. When asked about the colt Wesley said:

“It is a very exciting to be training for De La Warr Racing and I very much hope that we manage to get this colt to Ascot. He certainly looks the part.”

Wedding Breakfast

Wedding Breakfast

2014 filly by Casamento ex Fair Countenance

Purchased for £26,000


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This filly is a big scopey horse with tremendous presence. She is a lovely mover and looks the sort to be out in mid-July. She is by the two-year-old Gr.1 winner Casamento who is a son of the great stallion Shamardal. She has a very speedy and commercial female family with plenty of black type winners in it. I couldn’t believe we managed to buy this filly so cheaply.

She is to be trained by the Classic winning trainer Hugo Palmer. When asked about the filly Hugo said:

“When I saw Wedding Breakfast at the sales I really loved her strength. I wrote ‘quality filly, too expensive’ on my catalogue page. I couldn’t believe that she slipped through the net and I am really looking forward to training her.”

Sherbert

Sherbert

2014 filly by Power ex Original

Purchased for €95,000


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A very racy and athletic filly who looks like she will be a proper two-year-old. She is by Royal Ascot winning two-year-old and Classic winning three-year-old Power. Significantly Power is a son of leading sire Oasis Dream whose stallion son, Showcasing, has had a fantastic start to his stud career.

The filly’s dam, Original, has already proved she can do it and has produced two Listed performers and the pedigree goes back to the 3rd dam Miss Toshiba who was a Gr.1 Winner.

Champion trainer Richard Hannon helped choose this filly at the sales. When asked about the filly Richard said:

“I loved this filly at Goffs and she is just the type of horse that we will do well with. When Ed told me he was keen to buy her for De La Warr Racing and that I would be training her I was understandably thrilled.”

Trainer profiles

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon has the unique achievement of being Champion trainer in the first year he took out his licence. Not only this but he has also already trained a Classic winner in Night of Thunder and plenty of Group 1 winners. This is hardly surprising when you look at his father Richard Hannon Senior’s record- a five time Cham.

Richard trains at Herridge, his own private facility near Hungerford. Set within 250 acres Richard has a variety of grass and all-weather gallops. A morning spent with the Hannons will make anyone fall in love with racing.

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Hugo Palmer

Hugo Palmer

Hugo must be regarded as the most exciting young trainer in Europe. In 2015 he enjoyed his finest season to date, highlighted by Irish Oaks winner Covert Love. Hugo trains at Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket, the “HQ” of British racing. Prior to taking out his licence Hugo worked for the Champion Australian trainer, the great Gai Waterhouse. Also, similar to Ed Sackville, Hugo worked for both bloodstock agent John Warren and trainer Hughie Morrison.

No doubt Hugo will continue to train top winners and hopefully one day he could end up being a Champion trainer like Richard Hannon.

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Wesley Ward

Wesley Ward

Wesley is new to the De La Warr Racing training ranks, but a very welcome addition. Based in the USA Wesley has one of the best ever statistical Royal Ascot records, considerably better than any European trainer. A former Champion jockey, Wesley started training in 1991. In 2009 he became the first ever American trainer to win a race at Royal Ascot. Since then Wesley has had another five Royal Ascot winners, nearly all of them two-year-olds.

Wesley has also been very successful in the Breeders Cup, winning two races in 2014.