I have been training racehorses for over thirty years and have been lucky to work in a sport that I love and am passionate about. The sport has changed significantly and I wanted to find new ways to enable more people to enjoy the fun and excitement of being involved in racehorses at an affordable price, as well as supporting my racing yard at Rowdown Stables and everyone in the team here.
It is for this reason that I am setting up The Mark Usher Racing Club which is an exciting opportunity for you to get involved without having the financial pressure of owning a race horse. For only £50 a month you can join the Club and start enjoying a host of benefits as well as supporting the yard.
Benefits to club members:
- Follow the Club horses at home and on the racecourse.
- A free owners badge each time the horse runs. Plus half price badges for family and friends.
- Organised days at the yard, a local stud and other related venues.
- Dedicated webpage which will be updated regularly to keep you informed of everything you want to know.
- Sponsor a race at a local racecourse. This will raise awareness for the Club and there are perks from the course including judging the best turned out.
To learn more about the Club and how to join please contact us on:
Phone: 01488 72598 or 07831873531
http://www.markusherracing.co.uk – Club launch date 01/05/2016
At any one time The Mark Usher Racing Club may have an interest in several horses in training.There are currently 5 horses running for The Mark Usher Racing Club.
by Misu Bond ex Smart Ass ( )
A year younger half brother to the Yard's Group Three winning (and overall grand person) Miracle of Medinah, Misu Pete has shown himself to be a consistent Handicapper since he first came into the Yard as a yearling in the Autumn of 2013, winning ten times.
He ran on a variety of AW surfaces over the Winter of 2016/2017; after a short break over the Spring of 2017 he returned to the track on a competitive mark and ran two promising races, finishing fourth at Wolverhampton at the beginning of May and then just being touched off in a competitive seven furlong Handicap at Chelmsford at the end of the month, leading over one out before just being caught near the line; if you go here you can see a video of this decent performance. After a slight hiccup when he deposited Nicola Currie on the floor at Wolverhampton he then ran out a decisive winner of a competitive seven furlong Chelmsford handicap in the third week of June; which is here
Running for the first time ever on turf off a similar mark to that he would carry on the aw he then ran out a decisive winner of an equally competitive seven furlong Handicap at Ffos Las in the middle of July 2017, a video of which can be found here
After running consistently on the AW surfaces over the Winter of 2017 he returned to winning ways by decisivly winning a Yarmouth Handicap over a Mile at the beginning of May 2018 under a fine waiting ride from Silvestre de Sousa; you can see a video of that race here. He continued to run well over the Summer of 2018 winning at Newbury in August.
After a brief Autumnal break he returned to the track to win at Chelmsford at the beginning of February 2019 and at Newbury in the middle of July under an enterprising ride from Isobel Francis; and at Kempton in March 2020 just before Racing was suspended because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He has been a terrific servant to both Saxon House and to Rowdown and has won ten races and been placed eighteen times from 73 starts, a spiffing win and place strike rate of 38%; he is also an excellent lead horse for the two year olds and here he is ridden by Sophie Conway in April 2020
Misu Pete 's racing form, courtesy Racing Post
Misu Pete winning the Racing TV Handicap, eight furlongs, Kempton 9th March 2020 under Isobel Francis