1in5 Club Members Reaping Early Rewards

With the demand for micro-shares becoming more popular amongst racehorse ownership, Champion Thoroughbreds introduced the 1in5 Club in 2019. The club allows just 10 people to buy a spot giving them a 1% share in each of the first 5 yearlings purchased that year. The concept enables Champion to maintain it's boutique syndication feel whilst catering for those who wanted shares in more than one horse without having to break the bank.

In the founding year the members bought into three fillies and two colts who ended up being named Newsreader, Lion's Roar, Alura, Bravado and Indiana Falls - a 5% share in the 2019 1in5 club was valued at $8,830. The 2019 club members have struck luck with these horses having 3 of the 5 already contest in stakes races with the highlight being Lion's Roar, who was Group 1 placed in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Collectively the 1in5 horses, now 3YO's have had 15 starts between them for 4 wins and 7 placings and amassing over $300,000 in prizemoney. Indiana Falls, a filly by Sacred Falls is unraced so these figures are based on the 4 horses that have raced.

The 2019 club includes a diverse group of new and old Champion clients from around Australia and New Zealand.

Diana Fisher is a long time client of Champion's and she has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the club- "The 1in5 club is a great way to be involved in horse racing syndication. With an interest in 5 horses you always have at least one in training. It also gives you a broader range of racing, i.e sprints, middle distance and possibly stayers and the possibility of getting a good horse amongst the 5, and in our case possibly a couple! Best decision I’ve ever made."

Greg Lamont jumped at the opportunity to join the 1in5 club after enjoying success with fellow Champion horse Opacity- “My partner Helen and I are having a ball following and punting on these 5 well-bred young horses in the first 1 in 5 Club. Can’t believe our luck how good they all are all running. Whilst I only have 1% ownership in each of the 5 horses, I get the same information from John O’Shea the trainer, jockeys and Champion Thoroughbreds that all other owners outside the 1 in 5 Club get, which is a bonus.”

David O'Neill & his wife Elizabeth joined the Champion family in 2018 and it was Elizabeth who suggested to David that they jump into the 1in5 club- "After attending one of Champion open days listening to Jason and John talk about the one in 5 club I turned to David and said why aren’t we in this club it’s spreads our risk over 5 horses instead in just one horse and hence my pick has been the best results at Champion"

Understandably, there is plenty of interest in the 2021 1in5 club. If you'd like to register your interest, please email racing@championthoroughbreds.com.au

Pictured: Some of the 2019 1in5 Club members pictured with Bravado & Alura at our Open Day in March this year.


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