Welcome - Affordable Racehorse Ownership

Leaders In Syndicates and Exclusive Partnerships for over 38 Years.

Thank you for visiting my website under our banner of Shefford Bloodstock Services. I hope you find the site interesting and informative.

Shefford Bloodstock is involved with some of the country's leading racehorse trainers including, Nicky Henderson, Tim Easterby, Michael Bell, Alan King, Richard Hannon and Eve Johnson Houghton. Other leading associated trainers include Lady Cecil, Paul Cole, Philip Hobbs, Charles Egerton, Kim Bailey, Mick Channon and Brian Meehan.

The cost of owning and training a thoroughbred has always been expensive.  However, owning a racehorse in an exclusive syndicate/partnership of up to just 12 people, enables you to share the costs and still experience the enjoyment and indescribable thrill of seeing your horse past the post first.

Shefford Bloodstock pioneered syndicates in the mid 1970’s and have been fortunate enough to experience hundreds of winners. Horses such as First Mohican and Tiger Cliff have given our owners a marvellous winning association with the legendary late Sir Henry Cecil. The famous Warren Place Stables continue to produce a stream of winners under the direction of Lady Cecil

Other special victories include Oregon Trail winning the prestigious Grade 1 Arkle Chase at Cheltenham's National Hunt Festival, Affair of State, winner of over £240,000 in the Tattersalls Breeders Stakes at the Curragh, and the exploits of Gatwick, winning three Heritage Handicaps in 2004 and representing us in the Derby.

Nicky Henderson and Alan King are in charge of our National Hunt team and well known winners in recent years include such stars as Captain Miller, Scots Grey, The Betchworth Kid, General Miller, Fleet Street and Sir Jimmy Shand.

Some of our owners are still with us from the early days and many of them will tell you that winning a small race at Plumpton or Warwick (sometimes watching from your own box) is also something out on its own and it is not just about winning at the big meetings.

I recommend owners to come and see the horses. Viewing can be arranged immediately by contacting myself, Henry Ponsonby, on the number below.

Henry Ponsonby
Chaddleworth, Berks RG20 7EH

Phone: 01488 638 718
Mobile: 07836 242007
Email: henry@henryponsonby.com

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