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Ron RobinsonA few months ago I caught wind of the fact Bryan Smart was creating an opportunity for people to get a taste of ownership.

Going racing as an owner is something anyone with a love of the sport has to do at one time or another, because it takes your enjoyment of the game to a whole new level.

Post Racing has many members that will vouch for that!

The syndicate has been called, most appropriately, “The Smart Set”.

Three juveniles had been purchased and at the time I sat having my first cup of coffee with Bryan and his wife, Vicky, they were unnamed.

Bryan smartBryan’s enthusiasm for racing is obvious. I could have chatted to him for hours but we did eventually find time to go and see the three youngsters before a decision would be made to get involved, then us heading off up the gallops to see a few working.

What had drawn me to this opportunity in the first place was the fact one of the three was by first season sire, Helmet. I’d already made a note a fair while back to look out for his progeny and since the season started his offspring have been burning up the tracks and looking for all the world like 3-y-o’s racing against juveniles.

They are now going through the auctions for figures up to £120,000 and if you missed the early boat, the late one costs more to get on board.

But not if you fancy joining Bryan’s Smart Set syndicate.

The cost of joining is as it was when we first got involved and right now, it’s looking like an absolute bargain.

When Bryan first introduced me to the three youngsters he was most certainly the one that caught my eye (the Helmet, not Bryan!).

A subsequent entry for the big juvenile race that takes place at Redcar in October indicates he’s decent alright!

It took me a split second to indicate we were interested because for a fee of just £5,000, which covers all fees up until the end of the 2016 season, it’s an absolute bargain, win lose or draw!

So, Post Racing members now go racing with three 2-y-o’s in training with a guy who is renowned for his prowess in training them properly.

I have since spoken to Vicky who advises me that a few shares do still remain and, to be honest, that surprised me.

The horses have know been give names and bryan says the following about each:

HelvellynLady Hellyn (Helvellyn x First Term)

“Lady Hellyn is a stunning and very correct filly. She is out of the dual group winning Hellvelyn, winner of the Group 2 Coventry Stakes.

He is a sire that is well known to us having been selected, bought and produced by me.

Out of a mare who herself is well related with many winners in her pedigree”

ExcelebrationRoyal Celebration (Excelebration x Auntie Kathryn)

“Excelebration was a brilliant son of Exceed and Excel. A multiple Group winner including the Prix Jacques Le Marois and the Prix de Moulin.

He was close to being the best miler in Europe with the exception of Frankel to whom he was runner up on three occasions.

Out of a mare who herself is a winner and is related to multiple winners with plenty of black type in the pedigree.”

HelmetHelovaplan (Helmet x Watsdaplan)

“Helmet is, without doubt, the best two year old ever sired by Exceed and Excel, who himself is the best sire of two year olds.

Helmet won Australia’s equivalent versions of the Dewhurst and Racing Post trophy, before going on to win what they would describe as their 2000Gns.

His progeny are now selling for up to £120,000Gs at auction.

Out of a mare who has a pedigree loaded with winners and black type, including multiple Group race winners”

Royal Celebration goes racing at Carlisle and the excitement starts to build.

On Sunday, 22nd May, Post Racing members will be descending on Hambleton House to have a look at the three horses they’ll have the possibility of going racing with this season….and next. If you would like to come along and have a look at our three superstars this Sunday, places are limited….very much now first come, first served….please e-mail me for full details.

My guess is that once you’ve seen them, you’ll be looking to get involved. I note on the website Bryan and Vicky will consider people getting involved and making their syndicate payment in instalments. It just gets better, doesn’t it?

We start our morning at 10-00am and will conclude at noon.

Refreshments will be served on the day, our very own Barista providing visitors with coffee and cake and I can guarantee a good time will be had by all.

I’m already looking forward to the alarm clock going off at 4-50am, getting straight into the car and driving over there and Bryan, Vicky and myself look forward to meeting as many of you as we can.

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