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 set up the Mark Usher Racing Club; it represents 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
12 August 2022
Q20 Boy and Isobel run in Wolverhampton's six furlong Apprentice Handicap . . . .
At any one time The Mark Usher Racing Club may have an interest in several horses in training.There are currently 2 horses running for The Mark Usher Racing Club.
by Dandy Man (Ire) ex Judies Child (Ire) ( Majestic Missile (Ire) )
We originally bought Q20 Boy as a yearling at Tattersalls in October 2016; she ran for the first time in March 2018 at the beginning of his three year old year and was third twice and second once over the Summer of 2018.
After close to a year off he ran twice at four, not quite reproducing his form on either occasion.
After another fair bit of time off he ran eight times over the Summer of 2020 finishing second four times and third once, culminating with just not quite getting up at Wolverhampton in August under David Probert.
He came back into training in the Autumn of 2021 and is now going to fly the flag of our Racing Club; we were pleased to be able to get him back on the track in a five furlong Handicap at Wolverhampton in the first week of December; and were even more delighted to see him power home under a well judged ride from Jason Watson; he was only put up three pounds for this and remains competitively handicapped. He will give our Racing Club a lot of fun and interest over the coming Winter. Seconds at Kempton under Hollie Doyle and at Nottingham under Isobel followed before he and Isobel decisively won a six furlong Apprentice Handicap at one of Goodwood's popular Friday evening fixtures durin the first week of June.
Q Twenty Boy (Ire) 's racing form, courtesy Racing Post
Q Twenty Boy winning the Heycar Apprentice Handicap, six furlongs, Goodwood under Isobel Francis, 3rd June 2022