Little Red Feather Racing Blog

Billy Koch

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Seriously, How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Racehorse?

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In last week's blog, we discussed the cost it takes to keep and train a thoroughbred racehorse. However, as you might have guessed, there is another - sometimes substantial - cost when entering the Sport of Kings and that is the actual purchase price of the equine athlete.

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Seriously. How Much does it Cost to Own a Racehorse?

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Early this morning at the gym, a professional athlete asked me what I did for a living. When I told him I was in the horse racing business, he responded - as most people do - with “REALLY? WOW! VERY COOL! DO YOU KNOW BOB BAFFERT?” After this exchange, the very next thing out of his mouth was, “I heard it’s like $20,000 a month to keep one of those. Expensive right? Seriously, whether you own singularly or invest in horse racing partnerships, how much does it ...

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Top Seven Complaints People Make After Investing in Horse Racing Partnerships

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Investing in a horse racing syndicate makes the barrier of entry into the world of horse racing far less daunting. These partnerships like Little Red Feather Racing, do most of the heavy lifting while you, the investor, may sit back and enjoy the ride. Inevitably however, there will be mistakes made along the way as you find out which partnership is right for you. Listed below are the top seven ...

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American Pharoah Will Become Horse Racing's 12th Triple Crown Winner

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37 years. That’s a long long time.   I was 8 years old when Affirmed beat Alydar for the third consecutive time to become the 11th Triple Crown winner in history. Since then, 13 horses have stared down Big Sandy and the mile and a half Belmont Stakes with a chance at becoming number 12. All 13 have ...

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How Do I Buy the Best Horse at a Racehorse Auction?

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Next week - May 26-28 - we're (Little Red Feather Racing) headed to my favorite place on earth, Del Mar, CA, to the first ever Barrett's two-year-old in training sale at Del Mar. On the sales grounds are roughly 150 two-year-old racehorses that will go through the sales process - a breeze on Tuesday, physical inspections on Wednesday, and ...

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What does it mean to Own a Racehorse?

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Emotion. Raw unadulterated emotion. I often think about the feeling I get when I watch one of our horses race. It’s so over-the-top emotional, such an adrenaline rush, an almost out of body experience. Seriously, nobody wants to stand near next to me anymore when one of our horses runs for fear of being attacked by my rolled up program.

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Top Six Excuses Horse Racing Partnerships use when a Horse does not Win

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If you own a racehorse on your own or inside horse racing partnerships (want to know the pros and cons of each?) you will not win every race. I know that may ...

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Top Five Mistakes Horse Owners Make in Thoroughbred Racing

2 minute read
 It’s hard. While we "in the business" always maintain that our horses are not pets, these equine athletes do become like family and for the most part (deep sigh) we love them unconditionally. Unfortunately, that is one of the problems horse owners deal with once they enter into the landscape of the Sport of Kings or own a share in a horse racing partnership. Listed below are the top five mistakes horse owners make in ...

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Mel Stute Needs to be in the Horse Racing Hall of Fame

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Before reading this blog, please know one thing. I am severely biased.

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10 Important Tips To Know Before Naming a Racehorse

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INTRODUCTION: Owning a racehorse can be the most exciting investment you ever make. One of the benefits to owning shares in horse racing partnerships is naming your horses!  Did you know there are rules and regulations regarding names and before naming a racehorse you must submit the potential name to the Jockey Club for approval?  As a horse racing guide, here are 10 important tips and suggestions to learn before naming a ...

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