Can anyone recommend good books or websites for individuals considering purchasing their first TB (or fraction thereof)?
Lightning in a Jar by Cot Campbell
The Backyard Racehorse by Janet Del Castillo
both excellent books.
DVD by the NTRA? or Bloodhorse publications? I think called "Owning Thoroughbreds" also very good.
Books available through amazon at a good deal used.
Remember something in no uncertain terms- Most people who get involved in this lose money. That bears repeating so you know you're not being lied to or hoodwinked MOST PEOPLE WHO GET INVOLVED IN THIS LOSE MONEY!
Still interested? Good luck it can be a lot of fun too
Last edited by Profidia; Oct. 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM.
"I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
There are a slew of partnerships out there, but you really want to do your due diligence on what the costs are, who the members are, talk to others who have participated, etc. An approach of not looking at this as an investment with an expected return is more realistic. That said getting fleeced for little joy isn't enviable either.
I think we'd all love to score with a horse like Gypsy Robin: a 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale for $27,000 who has since had a career of 9 starts 5-1-0 and earnings of $498,000 Including winning two Grade 2 races and taking second in a Grade 1. That just is almost off the charts with success and is the type of scenario I think any would-be owner would die to have.