Stride Racing Club Launches In New Zealand, Offering Fractional Lease Shares

An immersive Thoroughbred ownership experience, Stride Racing Club (SRC) is the newest racing concept to launch in the resurgent New Zealand racing industry.

SRC has collaborated with three of New Zealand’s best-known stud farms – Waikato Stud, Windsor Park Stud and Haunui Farm – forming partnerships that allow SRC members to race three quality thoroughbreds through fractional lease shares.

Baby Face (Savabeel – Baby Shacks mare) kicked off SRC is great style winning the Fosters Construction Mile at Te Rapa on Dec. 19.

“Baby Face is a beautifully bred progressive mare that we see getting up through the grades, she will be a lot of fun for SRC members,” said trainer Stephen Marsh.

With a monthly membership fee of only $59 per month, SRC is offering a racing experience that is affordable, educational, social and fun, giving racing enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of thoroughbred ownership for a fraction of the price.

Members will enjoy all the ownership entitlements on race day, with behind-the-scenes opportunities, meet-and-greet with trainers, jockeys and racing personalities.

However, the intention behind the club is to also extend the racing experience and education opportunities beyond race day. Members will also be invited into the majestic grounds of SRC stud farm partners to tour and learn all about the breeding side of the industry. Members will spend time at SRC trainers’ stables, gaining insight into the stable life of their horses and meeting and learning from the people who care for them.

Founders Matt Cruickshank and Chris Monaghan come from media and publishing backgrounds, and are long-time Thoroughbred owners and passionate racing enthusiasts. They have always believed that horse ownership should be about experience first.

“We wanted to provide an opportunity for members to not only be owners but to learn about the industry, meet the people that make the industry tick and be treated to visiting the magic places within the industry like our stud farm partner properties,” said Cruickhsnak.

“Stride Racing Club is like nothing else in the industry; it’s all about connecting with the horse, the sport and the people involved in our great game. You join online, it’s easy, affordable and will have you in the ownership of three equine athletes, how good!” said Monaghan.

There is plenty to look forward to with a calendar of events, including some in partnership with Auckland and Waikato Racing Clubs. SRC members receive preferential booking of free or discounted tickets to all these events.

SRC stable communication will be through UK-founded owners’ communication app, The Racing Manager (www.theracingmanager.com).

“We wanted the best owners’ communication app in the world,” said Cruickshank. “The Racing Manager is a step above anything we have seen in New Zealand and Australia so we’re really excited to partner with TRM to launch into our part of the world.”

“We have really tried to deliver an ownership experience all industry stakeholders can see as a positive way for supporters or racegoers to get more involved in our sport. Ownership is the lifeblood of our industry, so we are asking for your support as we embark on new, progressive initiatives to help sustain the long-term viability of racing in New Zealand.”

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