The wheels have been lubricated, dear reader, and the Geegeez Partnership is in motion. I've spoken with Julia this morning, and we've agreed that it's better to go to the sales and see what we can achieve there. I've looked at some of the Sales catalogue and picked about 15 horses out that I think would be excellent for us.
Now, we might not get any of these are they're all rated 70+ and, to be honest, Â£10,000 is pretty cheap for a horse of that calibre. However, our sneaky plan B is to find a horse thatÂ has untapped potential, either for an all weather campaign, or a hurdling campaign, or both. And we may have found just the horse.
I obviously can't say too much now, but there will be more information as soon as I have it.
I've also been in touch with Weatherbys this morning and the British Horseracing Authority (there's a fair amount of set up faff involved in creating a racing partnership!).
Basically, they're sending me the forms to open a Weatherbys account, from where all of our partnership business will be transacted, and also the registration forms for the partnership, which will be called geegeez.co.uk
So, the next step is for me to complete those forms, which will happen by Wednesday (postman permitting), and to fund the account in order that we can purchase a horse.
The July sales are as soon as next week, so we really need to move pretty fast on this. They run from next Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th.
I've set up the following link for you to join up:
You can also find full details of what you get as a club member on that page.
Once you're in, I'll confirm that in writing, and of course follow up with all the news as soon as it's available.
In the meantime, I appreciate you may have some questions, so feel free to post them as comments below, and I'll answer them in the comments too.
I'm currently planning with Julia to have a stable day in August, possibly on Saturday 15th, which would enable us all to go racing in the afternoon. Obviously, I'll share more info on this in due course.
There are only 49 spots available (50 including my share), so if you want to be a part of this exciting new club, you need to act fast.
Read all about the club at the link below, and feel free to ask questions here, via the comments section...
Let's get this party started!