frequently asked questions
Why join Thoroughbred Race Club?
The not for profit Thoroughbred Race Club, ‘the Club’, is exclusive and the first of its kind in Canada, offering a risk free exciting alternative to traditional racehorse ownership. The Club leases up to ten racehorses for racing purposes throughout the year. Subscription fees cover training costs and related horse expenses. There are no further cash calls for maintenance of the Club horses. Racing profits, purse money received after training and the Club expenses paid, are returned as a refund of part or all of the patron’s subscription fee. At no time should this be considered as an investment.
What is included in the subscription fee?
All racing and training expenses for up to 10 racehorses, VIP advantages and a ‘backstage’ pass at Woodbine Racetrack, as well as Thoroughbred lifestyle education and support. Although ownership of the horses remains with the Club, patrons share in the race winnings after expenses have been deducted.
What does it cost to be a patron of Thoroughbred Race Club?
2019 subscription fee is currently under review and will be posted at a later date.
Are there any additional costs?
No, there are no additional expenses beyond your subscription fee. There are additional social events that patrons will have the ability to attend that may include additional costs but these are above and beyond the benefits of the Club.
What is the maximum number of patrons in the Club at one time?
Patronage is limited to twenty paid subscribers. If your application is received at a time when there are no vacancies, you may choose to place your name on a waiting list.
Is there a limit on the length of patronage?
No, but the goal of the Club is to educate the patrons so that after the year is up they will be ready to pursue thoroughbred ownership on their own, or with other partners.
How will I keep in touch with the Club?
The Club will utilize social media and email along with the Club’s website to keep patrons up to date on Club events, racing schedules, and ongoing operations.
When will the horses race?
Woodbine racetrack scheduled season for 2018 is April 21st to December 16th.
What happens at the end of 2018 season?
At the end of the 2018 season, the subscription will end. The Club Manager will facilitate the winding up of the yearly affairs. If any operating funds remain, the Club Manager will have the discretion to determine the use with the intention being to donate to a charity that enriches the connection of animals to improve the lives of people.