Crocker is President and Trainer of Crocker
Racing Stable Inc.
Crocker has developed a formula for maximizing
profits and minimizing risk in thoroughbred
horse racing. Crocker has implemented his
strategies into a thoroughbred horse racing
partnership. No where else will you find
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|Facts and Statistics
"One third of all thoroughbred
foals bred for racing never start. More than half of those
that do make it to the track, never win a single race."
What does a race horse cost?
Yearlings or young, unraced thoroughbreds are valued based
on conformation and pedigree. A thoroughbred's pedigree
is examined by looking at the parents and sibling's money
earnings and type of races won or placed. A thoroughbred
with an athletic, "straight", and well proportioned
body and along with excellent pedigree will bring the highest
price at sales.
Horses that are racing or older horses are valued based
on past performances and their soundness, along with the
ability to continue earning. A talented, sound horse with
consistent performance may continue to earn money at a high
level. A good claiming horse may continue to do well at
a lower level, but may change owners often as the horse
is bought and sold.
Thoroughbreds may be purchased from auctions, privately
or claimed out of races. Prices can range from free to millions
of dollars. Typically a claiming level race horse, racing
in the mid-atlantic region, can be purchased for $5,000
to $40,000. These figures are based on Maryland claiming
prices. Horses racing in allowance and stakes races, demand
a higher price and most likely not for sale since they are
often earning money and taking their owners to the winner's
The industry today.
Thoroughbred racing in United States and Canada distributed
almost a billion dollars in purses in recent years. The
betting contributes to the purses, through a percentage
of the handle (money bet). The total annual handle in North
America is about $18 billion in the past few years. Purses
have more than doubled in 15 years , but the number of races
has declined. The average purse per race and the average
earnings per horse has increased. So this means now one
of the best times for owning racehorses ever!
|Know the risks
|Whether you are a sole owner or a partner, there are always
risks involved. You must enter the game with a realistic expectation.
The goal obviously is to win, but "you can't win them
all" and "you got to lose some to win some".
If you participate with a realistic and positive attitude
then all you can do is have fun. When it no longer becomes
fun, then you lose. The thing that happens to the inexperienced
owner in this game is that they expect to have the next "super
horse". Although this is possible, not probable. In this
competitive sport of thoroughbred horse racing, if you get
away with breaking even, then you have beaten the odds. It
is your responsibility to understand that owning a race horse
can be as much of a gamble, if not more, than placing a bet
at the window. A horse racing partnership is an excellent
low risk option for someone who wants to test the waters without
a huge investment. The basis of a partnership
is to minimize this risk and give an opportunity to everyone
who in the past could only dreamed of owning race horses.
In my opinion, there is nothing like being a part of a winning
team and contributing to that success. Partnerships give "the
little guy" a chance to participate in the the sport
of kings, which I believe is the sport for everyone.
|What does it all cost?
Training fees can range from $35 to over $100 per day
depending on the region and track where stabled. The typical
rate in Maryland is from $55 to $85 per day. This is the
rate and does not include owner's
license, horseshoes, transportation, veterinarian cost
day expenses. The basic daily rate covers feed, sports
supplements, boarding, cleaning stalls, stall bedding, worker's
compensation insurance and other training cost. The trainer
earns his money off of the 10% he earns from the horse's
|Expenses, the partners may
incur based on purse earnings.
Owners License $15-$350.00
Get the owner
application here (Varies per state. MD,
NJ, and NY are among the highest.)
Vet bills are definitely something that must
be considered in cost. Each horse has his or
her own needs to keep in the best condition
as possible for racing. Pre-race medication
administered by the vet may include therapeutic
medications such as aspirin, bute, and lasix.
Some horses may require respiratory medications
for training as well. Horses are not allowed
to run on these bronchial dilators or on antibiotics.
These medications must be carefully administered
and not abused by the trainer to ensure the
Transporting horses is not cheap. Transportation
typically is charged by the mile. In the years
of 2006-2007, transportation ranged from $1.50
-$2.00 per loaded mile. Sometimes there is a
flat rate from track to track.
From Purse Earnings
10% of all money earned by the horse(s).
According to the finish. Usually 10% for first,
5% for second through fifth, $65 for an unplaced
2% bonus for first through third to barn employees
for a job well done. Divided between exercise
riders, grooms and forman. (Crocker Racing
Stable doesn't charge a barn bonus. It's up
to the owner whether he or she chooses to give
cash bonuses to barn employees)
Nomination and Entry
Fees for Stakes Races
If your horse is fortunate to run in stakes
races, then a nomination and entry fee are require
to enter the race. Nomination fees vary from
free to thousands of dollars.
and commission fees vary per racing operation.
|Types of Ownership
Partnerships are becoming very popular. Thoroughbred partnerships
are designed to allow thoroughbred racing ownership opportunities
to reach more people beyond the rich and famous. There is
a program out there that is affordable to anyone. The best
opportunities are claiming partnerships. Some partnerships
require investors to buy into a yearling or a 2 year old
that is unraced. This is a very risky program and usually
is full of more hopes and dreams than actual reality. Beware
of programs which require a large initial capital investment
with an unproven horse. Crocker Racing Stable Inc. has created
the most comprehensive, straight forward plan for making
money in a thoroughbred partnership with minimal risk of
loss and huge potential for success. Click
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A single investor who may own one or many horses and is
responsible for all expenses. Many owners are very successful.
These owners are usually very knowledgeable of the business
and employ trainers who work closely with them to make careful
decisions regarding profitable racing strategies. A good
owner and trainer relationship is a must, as with any successful
Investment Groups and Corporate Ownership.
Sometimes companies are formed to buy, sell, trade and
race thoroughbred horses. These entities are very similar
to the partnerships. Basically partnerships may be incorporated
and taxed as a business entity or partners can be taxed
as sole proprietors if they choose not to operate under
a Legal Partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC) or