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Annual Membership in the Oliver Signy Racing Club

Winning Bid: £210.00

Kindly donated by Oliver Signy.

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A limited membership club to ensure members can have plenty of access to badges. With racing operating under covid rules for the start of the next jumps season, having access to owners badges is a great way to gain entry to the racetrack to watch the live action. As well as joining a young, growing yard. We welcome Racing Club members for private mornings on the gallops to watch the string working and give regular updates on the yard and progress of the horse.

The Racing Club currently has one horse, who is leased to the club by Oliver, to allow no buy in. Should he become injured we will endeavor to switch another horse in, to ensure a racing interest.

Dave And Bernie – 5 Year Old, Papal Bull Gelding, rated 121

Oliver purchased Dave And Bernie (‘Dave’) from the Goff’s September Sale last year for £34,000. We really liked his compact, strong frame and his bold, fluid walk. He is not a huge horse but has plenty of presence and attitude. He ran for the first time in England in October at Ludlow, over 2 miles in a 0-115 handicap hurdle, with Tom O’Brien onboard which he won.

His second outing at Taunton was frustrating, with all but 2 of the hurdles removed due to low sun. It changed the race hugely and ‘Dave’ who loves his jumping was not interested or engaged in the flat race that it became in his first 0-125 race. He took a while to turn around after this run, with intermittent lameness. He’s a really tough horse so it wasn’t obvious at the issue was for a while but eventually he was diagnosed with a bruised foot. He had a quiet time whilst this healed up but kept swimming to keep a base level of fitness. He is now back in good form and had a first run back at Fakenham on March 19th, which will have freshened him back up ready for the spring ground.

Dave And Bernie is a really fun young horse, that should give the racing club members plenty of interest this season. He’s got bags of attitude and despite being endlessly naughty is very likable! We believe he is a classy horse and will school him up over fences to give him the option of chasing.

“A good fun, genuine horse who made all in his run here and Ireland – he has the potential to step up in trip & over fences”
Tom O’Brien

Benefits of Membership

  • Owners & Trainers Badges when a horse runs & options where possible for additional guests, once Covid restrictions are lifted.
  • Access to the pre-parade ring to watch the horse being saddled and parade ring to meet the jockey and discuss pre-race tactics with the trainer – and hopefully winners enclosure!
  • Owners Racecourse benefits usually to include complimentary tea and coffee, and often lunch (again covid restrictions allowing).
  • Racing Club Mornings – private mornings to come and see the horses working on the gallops or schooling, and enjoy breakfast on the yard.
  • Updates on the horses – we will keep you up to date with the progress of the horses and the yard, with regular emails and communication.
  • Owners Day, an invitation to the annual owners day at The Croft Stables & Festive Open Morning.
  • Racing Club discounts on yard branded clothing.

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: Stephend

Date Bid User Auto
April 9, 2021 4:59 pm£210.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 4:59 pm£205.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 4:59 pm£200.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 4:59 pm£195.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 4:57 pm£190.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 4:52 pm£185.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 4:51 pm£180.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 12:20 pm£175.00Private Bidder
April 9, 2021 10:10 am£170.00Private Bidder
April 7, 2021 9:44 pm£165.00Private Bidder
April 7, 2021 1:22 pm£160.00Private Bidder
April 7, 2021 12:00 pm£155.00Private Bidder
April 2, 2021 7:38 pm£150.00Private Bidder
April 2, 2021 6:36 pm£95.00Private Bidder
April 2, 2021 4:40 pm£85.00Private Bidder
April 2, 2021 2:55 pm£80.00Private Bidder
April 1, 2021 9:58 am£75.00Private Bidder
March 31, 2021 8:21 pm£70.00Private Bidder
March 28, 2021 4:43 pm£65.00Private Bidder
March 22, 2021 10:21 pm£60.00Private Bidder
March 22, 2021 4:35 pm£30.00Private Bidder
March 11, 2021 12:00 amAuction started
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