Geegeez Racing Syndicates

geegeez.co.uk runs a handful of select racing syndicates. Our syndicate members are part-owners of the horses with all that that entails: paddock and Owners' Enclosure access at the racecourse, stable visits, regular updates and, of course, an equal share of prize money and sales revenues.

Our syndicate horses are trained by Anthony Honeyball and Olly Murphy (National Hunt), and Mick Appleby (flat).

We do NOT organise betting coups or provide any type of 'in the know' special information. But of course you will receive regular updates on your horse's wellbeing, race plans, fitness and so on.

Most of all, geegeez syndicates allow like-minded enthusiasts to enjoy the thrills and spills, highs and lows of racehorse ownership at a fraction of the price of sole ownership.

All administration is dealt with, and the only 'admin cost' is a 7.5% commission on the sale price of the horse at the end of the syndicate term.

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Trainer: Olly Murphy, Wilmcote, Warwickshire

Breeding: by Makfi out of Troiecat (One Cool Cat)

Details: Half brother to stakes performers London Protocol, Amor De Ma Vida and High As A Kite (4 Listed wins, including the Norwegian Derby).

This strong four-year-old gelding is a very exciting recruit to the hurdling sphere. Having run second in a junior bumper (National Hunt Flat race) over 1m6f on his debut, he has since been campaigned exclusively over shorter distances on the flat.

Although he managed to win a Southwell novice event over a mile, Olly and I feel certain that he ought to have more to come both for a step back up in trip and less forceful riding tactics.

The form of the junior bumper could not be stronger: the winner and third  both won Listed races within two starts of the Huntingdon race; and both ran in the Champion Bumper, a notoriously difficult contest for four-year-olds, with Ocean Wind managing an impressive sixth of 23 starters. They were rated 130 and 118 respectively ahead of that Champion Bumper.

Since then, Ocean Wind has gone on to be rated 112 on the flat (over staying trips), and the fourth placed horse, Shinobi, bolted up in a novice hurdle by seven lengths. And the sixth horse, Hooper, won his next start.

Take a look at the RWP columns (subsequent Runs, Wins, Places) to see how well this form is working out!

We're obviously very excited about stepping this lad back up in trip to what we feel will be his metier, and we were delighted to secure him for 22,000 guineas (£23,100).

Latest update, August 2021: Mak suffered a minor setback in late November last year, shortly before he was due to make his debut over hurdles. He needed a couple of months out but, given that would have effectively taken us to the end of the main season (allowing for conditioning work to get him back to concert pitch), we elected to draw stumps and bring him back a fresh horse for the 2021/22 campaign.

He's back in full work now and will be ready for the track in October. There are three remaining shares at a cost of £2,100 plus £170/month from September 1st.

Current Syndicate Horses: SOLD OUT

KONIGIN ISABELLA

Trainer: Anthony Honeyball, Mosterton, Dorset

Pedigree: by Isfahan out of Konigin Cala (Call Me Big)

Details: Isfahan is a rising star of the sire ranks. An unknown when Anthony bought this daughter of the former German Derby winner, but this summer, Isfahan's first crop of three-year-olds have lit up Europe: he's currently the leading first season sire of three-year-olds. A son of Isfahan won the German Derby in July (cost when sold, €20,000) and a daughter of Isfahan was second in the German Oaks. Meanwhile, in France, progeny of Isfahan have been peppering the Pattern race podium.

The only other Isfahan to sell in Britain or Ireland to date was a two-year-old who made £80,000 and was top lot at the recent Goffs Yorton Farm sale!

He looks sure to be in demand as a dual purpose stallion, and this filly 100% fits that bill. Her dam, Konigin Cala, won two races in Germany including a €52,000 (€25,000 to the winner) sales race. She was good enough to take her chance in Listed company.

Konigin Isabella is her second foal and had already had more than a year's worth of education at Anthony's yard, less a couple of summer months at grass, and is just about ready to go.

Her third dam, Kaiserin - meaning 'Empress' - is the undisputed matriarch of German breeding, having produced super stallions Konig Turf and Konig Shuffle.

The Plan: As things stand she's being aimed at the junior bumper at Warwick in which Anthony trained the 1-2 in 2019. The second there was Coquelicot, a geegeez syndicate filly who went on to win a Listed bumper before the end of that season. After Warwick, other possible targets are the junior bumpers at Newbury and Cheltenham (Listed). She has also schooled, and looks an athletic type.

She may be ready to race in the Exeter junior bumper at the end of this month.

Syndicate Details: Isabella is being syndicated into ten shares at a cost of £3,000 + VAT per share. That includes purchase cost, all training fees to date, first year's insurance, and admin setup costs (bank, VAT accounts).
The VAT will be reclaimed to our account.

Ongoing costs, payable from 1st September 2021, are £190 / month.

I am offering two shares on a lease basis. That is, no up front cost - click the link below to express your interest.

KHALINA STAR

Trainer: Anthony Honeyball, Mosterton, Dorset

Breeding: by Kayf Tara out of Alina Rheinberg (Waky Nao)

Details: Full sister to the smart staying chaser, Constantine Bay. This athletic filly is an exciting prospect, with time and obstacles expected to see her in her best light. She is being trained with bumpers in mind in 2021/22, and may go novice hurdling later in the campaign.

Racing career: Unraced to date, she has three winning full siblings. As well as Constantine Bay, Pandy Wells and Barricane have also scored under Rules, the last named looking progressive after a steady start.

COQUELICOT

Trainer: Anthony Honeyball, Mosterton, Dorset

Breeding: by Soldier Of Fortune out of Moscow Nights (Peintre Celebre)

Details: Half sister to the very smart Heartbreak City (Ebor winner, second in the Melbourne Cup) and high-class flat stayer, Melburnian. This beautiful moving filly is a very exciting prospect. She will be trained with the intention of running as a juvenile on the flat in late 2018, before a full three-year-old campaign in 2019. But it is when she goes hurdling that she ought to really come to hand.

Racing career: Our star so far, 'Cookie' ran five times in National Hunt Flat races. After finishing good seconds in her first two, she then won three in a row, including most recently the Listed Mares' Bumper at Kempton. She is a VERY exciting hurdling prospect for 2020/21 and will have the Mares' Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival as her ultimate target.

Soldier Of Fortune filly. Very well related, exciting prospect

Soldier Of Fortune filly. Very well related, exciting prospect

Previous Syndicate Horses

ELHAFEI

Trainer: Mick Appleby, Langham, Rutland

Breeding: by Speightstown out of Albamara (Galileo)

Details: Mixed messages in his pedigree, his previous owner paid more than half a million for him as a yearling and sent him to John Gosden. We picked him up for a rather more modest 20,000 guineas.

Racing career: Initially raced over middle distances we've finally discovered the key to him up in trip. Since stepping him up to beyond a mile and a half he's finished 121, the second placed finish being almost ten lengths clear of the third! He remains unexposed over a trip and may make into a promising hurdler.

FORSETI

Trainer: Mick Appleby, Langham, Rutland

Breeding: by Charm Spirit out of Ravensburg (Raven's Pass)

Details: Bought relatively cheaply (£12,000) from the Ascot August 2019 sale, he came with in-and-out form. We felt he was worth the gamble for his high winning strike rate.

Racing career: Since switching to Mick he's continued his 'binary' win-or-nowhere form profile but has managed to two victories to bring his career tally to five (23% lifetime win strike rate). He goes to the sale on 10th July 2020.

Oxford Blu with trainer, Olly Murphy

Oxford Blu with trainer, Olly Murphy

OXFORD BLU

Trainer: Olly Murphy, Stratford-upon-Avon

Breeding: by Aqlaam out of Blue Zealot (Galileo)

Form: Click here for form and entries

Details: Winner of two races on the flat for Sir Mark Prescott, 'Obie' was acquired privately to go juvenile hurdling. An impressive 20 lengths winner on his hurdling debut, he was then a touch outpaced when fourth next time out. Has been awarded an initial mark of 125, which was unchanged when he finished a close 3rd on his third hurdling start.

Finished a close second in a Class 3 handicap hurdle last time and gave us a huge thrill when racing as our first Cheltenham Festival runner.

SWAFFHAM BULBECK

Trainer: Olly Murphy, Stratford-upon-Avon

Breeding: by Jeremy out of Ballygologue (Montjeu)

Form: Click here for form and entries

Details: A dual winner for us and super consistent, he was claimed for £14,000 after his second win in March 2020. Swaffham was a great fun horse and gave us plenty of exciting days out!

Swaffham Bulbeck (3rd in line) schooling on the grass