At Sean Woods Racing we are thrilled to welcome new owners with us at Shalfleet Stables.  Whether you are an existing registered owner who wishes to send us your horse/s to train or whether you are entirely new to race horse ownership.  Our dedicated team are on hand to guide you through all the help you need to bring your ownership dreams to reality.  

We offer world class facilities for your individual horse or group of horses.  We are well-known for our attention to detail, with our high standards of routine every day horse care, race preparation and planning.  

Below sets out a short guide to ownership options.  

However, simply get in touch by telephone or email to start your journey with us . . .


For anyone wishing to own or lease a horse outright, set up or join a Partnership or register a Syndicate or Racing Club.


For two or more people who want to share the ownership of (or lease) one or more horses, and where all members of the Partnership are registered owners. Partnerships allow owners to define the percentage of each horse they own and split costs and winnings in accordance with ownership share. 


For people who want to share the ownership of (or lease) one or more horses. A Syndicate is managed and administered by the Syndicator/s. Only the syndicator/s must register as a Sole/Company owner. It isn't necessary for members of the Syndicate to register as owners. 


For people who want to pay a subscription to experience racehorse ownership. A Racing Club is managed and administered by the Club manager/s and it is the Club itself, as opposed to its members, that owns or leases the horse/s. Members pay a fee to be part of club and to enjoy some of the benefits of racehorse ownership. Only individuals who want to set up or administer a Racing Club must register as a Sole/Company owner. It isn’t necessary for members of a Racing Club to register as owners. 


The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for the governance, administration and regulation of horseracing and the wider horseracing industry in Britain. The BHA leads on the development and growth of racing, and prioritises the health and welfare of the sport’s participants. 

The BHS is responsible for:

Licensing, regulating racecourse, rules compliance, fixture lists and race planning, handicapping, racing administration (conducted by WEATHERBYS), raceday operations and regulation, international liasion and guardianship of the Pattern and Listed race programme, medical services, leadership of equine welfare, industry careers marketing, industry recruitment, training and retention, participants health and welfare.



At the heart of the industry from the outset, today Weatherbys administer racing under contract from the governing British Horseracing Authority, as well continuing our role registering all thoroughbred horses in Britain and Ireland within The General Stud Book.  



The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) promotes and protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain. Our vision is to create a world-class membership organisation that provides outstanding benefits for owners and helps bring the passion of racehorse ownership and racing to life.

Our mission is to help shape and secure a bright and sustainable future for the sport, we will achieve this, through representing owners at an industry level, whilst producing and delivering exceptional membership benefits that both retains current and attracts new members



We would be delighted to discuss the options with you and work with you to find a fun, suitable and affordable option for all situations, whether you are an individual or group of owners.  

Get in touch any time to dicuss getting involved in ownership with us at Shalfleet.