Chris and Jenny Gordon, following very successful careers in the point-to-point world, are now in their seventh season at Morestead Stables, which they purchased earlier this year. In the past five seasons they have had 64 wins and morethan 200 top-four placings.
Their Hampshire yard is not a gambling one, but they boast a high proportion of long-priced winners. The Gordon team are certainly going places - and people are beginning to sit up and take notice.
The Chris Gordon Racing Club was set up in 2011 and has enjoyed six successes and 33 top-four places.
The theme of the club is to introduce interested racegoers to the thrill and experience of owning a racehorse and the excitement of seeing it run at the races, all at a reasonable cost.
The average cost works out at less than £25 per week.
The club aim to have at least two horses ready to run at any one time during the year. At the moment there are three horses that make up the Chris Gordon Racing Club team for this season.
Absolute Shambles: Shambo has been a real stalwart for the club. He has amassed a career total of seven wins and numerous placed efforts. He is a very sound horse and gets on well with regular pilot Tom Cannon.
Marie Deja La: She is the most recent club winner, when she provided Tom Cannon with his last winner as a conditional jockey. She is typically French - very attractive and occasionally moody. She does really well in the spring and summer months and seems to like the sun on her back.
The final member of the team is the ‘dream’ horse. He is a very good looking four-year-old son of Tobougg, who is making a name for himself as a promising jumps sire, out of the useful jumps mare Be My Mott.
He is an exciting prospect as he is the first truly unknown horse for the club, and has shown a good attitude to work and gives the impression that he has an engine. The plan would be to aim him at National Hunt bumper races (flat) and then to eventually progress to hurdles.
You can join the successful racing club, now running for a third year - but you could win six months’ membership in the competition in this week’s (July 4) Chichester Observer series.
Membership benefits include:
* Annual membership to Fontwell Park, which entitles free entry to all its meetings. This also includes entry to every ARC racecourse.
* Regular racing club news and updates.
* Club mornings / afternoons at Morestead Stables.
* Barbecues and social activities.
* Invitation to the Owners Open day held in September with a five to follow competition
* Any income (from sale proceeds and prize money) which exceeds expenditure will be repaid to the shareholders.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07975 668888 or write to Gemma at: Chris Gordon Racing Club, Morestead Stables, Morestead, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JD.