It’s Jim’s goal to help you maximise the return you receive from being a racehorse owner, and having professional support when it comes to managing your horse can make all the difference when it comes to race day.
Jim works alongside trainers and owners to ensure that horses are placed in the best races based on both their ability and the owner’s goals. From day to day training, through to sales and knowledge of racing calendars, Jim’s clients take advantage of his in depth knowledge of the sport to get the most value from their horse’s career.
"Jim is a graduate of Godolphin's Flying Start programme and was, more recently, part of our global bloodstock management team. Jim has a broad skill set and a "can-do" attitude; he has a strategic and objective approach and has already amassed a wide range of experience and contacts within the global thoroughbred industry. I am confident he has a bright future as an agent, consultant and advisor."
For yearlings or foals, this involves a physical inspection and an analysis of their pedigree to find the best horse for your budget.
For tried horses, Jim is able to source horses both domestically and from overseas. The selection process involves an analysis of form and pedigree to identify horses that can improve and race successfully under new ownership and management.
For broodmares, physical conformation and pedigree are again crucial factors in the selection process. Jim is able to source mares that are suitable for a particular stallion and identify broodmare prospects for commercial or hobby breeders. Whether you plan on selling or racing the offspring of your mare, Jim’s comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the broodmare market will ensure you make the best possible decisions to maximise your return.
This varies depending on where you are located, how much your trainer charges and the cost of ongoing incidentals. As a rough guide, you should look at budgeting anywhere between $4,000 - $6,000 a month while the horse is in training and $800 - $1,500 for months when the horse is spelling.