Become An Owner

There are a variety of options when it comes to getting involved in a racehorse ownership with the cost varying greatly depending on the percentage share you buy.

Sole Ownership

If you are set on the idea of naming your horse, choosing your own colours and being involved with the decision making process every step of the way then Sole Ownership is probably the one for you.

In order to become a sole owner you need to register with the British Horseracing Authority as an individual or a Company. Guidance on how the BHA assess your suitability to register as an owner can be found via their website. Please contact us and we will be delighted to navigate you through the process.

Roger and his wife Hanako have a wealth of knowledge and experience purchasing yearlings from bloodstock auctions around the world. They are able to work to your budget and act on your behalf at the sales to purchase a horse or number of horses to suit you.



If you would like to share the ownership of one or more horses with two or more people who are all registered owners then a Partnership might be the best option for you.

Partnerships allow owners to define the percentage of each horse they own and split costs and winnings in accordance with ownership share.

Each year we put together Partnerships amongst a team of loyal owners who share in the cost of owning a racehorse. The number of partners can vary, but the most common Partnerships that we put together consist of four people taking ‘a leg’ or 25% each.

To become a registered owner please visit the BHA website.



Joining a syndicate is a great opportunity to meet other people and experience the social aspect of the game.

At Varian Stable we are pleased to offer shares in a number of stable syndicates which run under the name Varian Racing. Shares range from 5% to 10% and a one-off fee covers everything for two years so you have no monthly invoices to worry about.

Varian Stable Ltd. sponsors our syndicates so that under ‘the VAT registration scheme for racehorse owners’ we can claim back VAT on your behalf. The syndicate is managed and administered by us and members of the Syndicate do not need to register as owners with the BHA.


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