Prestige Place is delighted to offer its oversees owners with the opportunity to join the Great British Racing International Club.
“The GBRI members club is great for all of our international owners and just means that they are treated so well at the course, even when they dont have runners. Which then encourages them to want to have runners at these meetings where they are so well looked after.” Added trainer Marco Botti.
The GBRI Members Club, which offers international owners with horses in training in Great Britain access to bespoke concierge services as well as assistance with all matters relating to their ownership interests, has seen membership numbers rise by 6% year on year, to 216 individual members, who between them own over 2,350 horses. These members hail from 43 different countries and the number of horses in training owned by the members collectively has grown by 30% since 2014. This initiative is run in partnership with the Racecourse Association, and we’re extremely grateful to them, and the racecourses involved, for all their assistance – and delighted that GBRI has been able to refer a number of clients to racecourses which has resulted in significant purchases of hospitality.
Aimed solely at British-trained horses competing outside of Europe, Team British Racing unites our human and equine representatives under one umbrella brand and provides marketing and PR support to promote them and British Racing worldwide. In 2016, 45 horses have flown the Team British Racing flag for 28 different trainers – all of whom have carried the distinctive Union Jack rugs and branding, helping to promote British racing excellence at the highest level internationally.
One area of significant expansion has been in the number of high-profile luxury brands that GBRI has partnered with in 2016 – enabling us to showcase the very best of British to potential international investors, at no cost to the business. These partners include: Harrods, Holland & Holland, Quintessentially, Chiltern Firehouse, and a host of Michelin starred restaurants, to name a few. There is closer working with Tattersalls and Goffs UK, and the effective use of overseas representatives, GBRI has reduced the number of international trips taken – although still visited eight countries, including Italy, Sweden, Turkey and USA. GBRI recognises the importance of trying to encourage buyers at both ends of the financial spectrum as vital to the overall health of the British bloodstock industry.
2017 offers GBRI the chance to build on these excellent relationships, and to work closely with even more of Britain’s domestic participants to encourage overseas investment in the sport we all love. It goes without saying that our effectiveness is hugely reliant on the goodwill and generosity of all the GB-based training yards, studs and sales houses – so a huge vote of thanks to all of them, and the team at GBRI looks forward to continuing the fruitful relationship for the next 12 months, and beyond.
Dandino & Euro Charline in team GBRI rugs and personalised baseball caps.