NORMALLY the preserve of the fantastically wealthy, owning a racehorse might for many seem like a distant Christmas wish.
But this year, those dreams could become reality, with the chance to win sole ownership of a thoroughbred race horse.
The Racehorse Lotto Christmas Raffle is offering one lucky entrant. the chance to win a two-year-old filly for the 2021 Flat racing season.
Ridden by Hayley Turner and trained by James Ferguson, Satsuma is the precociously bred daughter of Territories and out of Newbury Super Sprint runner-up.
She is being raffled off at £10 a ticket with 20% of sales going to Racing Welfare.
The winner will be able to visit the horse on a regular basis at Ferguson’s Newmarket yard, while Turner, the first female jockey to ride 100 Flat winners in a calendar year, will be involved in riding the horse in her work and on the race track.
Hayley Turner, said: “This is exactly the kind of thing that racing and the wider public need at the moment. It gets people excited, optimistic and involved in the sport, while importantly raising money for Racing Welfare who do such fabulous work for the industry.”
Naming rights also included in the prize and the winner will also be able to design and select their own racing silks.
All training fees will also be covered by Racehorse Lotto.
Entries close at 3pm on Christmas Day with the lucky winner called the same day to receive the good news.
Trainer James Ferguson, added: “While this is not just a fantastic opportunity for somebody to get involved in racing, it’s also a brilliant chance for me as this filly could be a star.”