It has been a long journey, and it has taken a lot longer than we had envisaged but this week has seen Crowd Racing filly, Genuinely Crowded back on the gallops.
The joint pain she was experiencing when she arrived from Jamie’s took longer to sort than the vet had thought, so it was fantastic to see GC enjoying herself on the gallops at Lucy’s yard.
She has always been a beautiful filly, and she looks better than ever. She has taken the time off to grow and strengthen and she is a lot calmer around the stable.
There was a period when she was almost kicking anyone who tried to put a saddle on her, as she associated the stable with the gallops and that brought her pain. Obviously, we were not going to force her and time has allowed GC to learn that the pain is not there anymore and we will manage the training to ensure it doesn’t return.
What we have discovered has somewhat explained some of her erratic work when at Jamie’s and her reluctance to really put her head down and race. Especially in the run at Salisbury.
Jamie was managing the joints with the water spa and time between gallops but Lucy has tried a different approach with time to allow it to fix and time for the horse to feel better mentally about what she is being asked to do. Different trainers have different approaches and varying angles on the end game, and we have no criticism of what the plan was in the previous yard whatsoever and there is no guarantee that GC will actually improve for the tact that Lucy has taken, but the horse is definitely happier and that is one huge positive.
In reality, GC is still a very young horse who has hardly started on her life as a racehorse and she had 5 quick runs, a short break and 3 quick runs. The latter two runs were on quick ground, so the pain would have been bothering her.
How much ability she retains is anyone’s guess but she is looking good. She has plenty more work to do, and this work will be done gradually to protect her, before she is ready to race. She is rated down at 55 and is bred to be a lot better than that, so there is so much to be hopeful for.
The patience of her owners is very much appreciated, and a little more is required yet but she is now on the way back and the day GC can see a racecourse free of pain is that little bit closer.
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Crowd Racing is one of the UK’s most innovative Racehorse Ownership and Experience companies.
We offer ownership shares in racehorses and racehorse ownership experiences in the UK and Europe, via our "Crowds".
By joining a Crowd, you will become a registered owner of that racehorse for a fixed period of time, for a fixed cost. At the end of the period, you will get to vote on whether we keep the horse(s) but you will never be committed to remaining as part of that Crowd, irrespective of the vote result.
Crowd Racing offers various ownership packages on a transparent, one-off cost basis with no hidden charges.
Depending on the level of package purchased, share owners received a variety of racehorse owner benefits; All owners are entitled to their pro-rata share of prize-money and re-sale of the horse at the end of the defined period.
We also offer a totally free to join Racing Club, The Crowd Racing Club.
Crowd Racing exists to make racehorse ownership accessible, informative, exhilarating, social and above all;
A whole lot of fun!
We have well over 300 owners involved in Crowd Racing, and many of them are involved in multiple horses. Our customers retention levels are above 90%, so we know we are doing a lot right, but we are constantly looking to improve.
We embrace new technology to find better and more innovative ways to communicate and deliver better for our owners, and we thrive on listening to the feedback of those that matter the most;
Our Customers - Our Owners. The Crowd.
While we will always strive to buy racehorses for our owners which will win races and increase in value, the costs involved in training and running a racehorse plus the relatively low levels of prize money in the UK, make showing an upside on the initial investment made by owners very difficult and somewhat rare.
Shares bought in horses via Crowd Racing, should always be viewed as a social investment with no expectation of any financial upside. We can guarantee you will love being involved and have some wonderful experiences but we cannot guarantee you will make money.
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