Affordable racehorse ownership

Big thrills

...small bills


ENIGMA is a members' online horse racing forum, with great betting content and privileged access to the ENIGMA Racing syndicates.

We purchase racehorse shares and syndicate them to groups of ENIGMA members who split the bill, creating ownership opportunities at vastly reduced cost.

The syndicates have proved a runaway success, with a current stake in over 75 horses

Our owners have amassed several hundred winners up to Group 1 level, plus Grade 1 placed over jumps and frame finishers at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals.

Indulge your passion

Quality prospects, flat and jumps

Leading trainers

Exclusive yard visits

Full share of prize money

Proceeds of any sale

Since 2014, our syndicates have won 16 pattern races and placed 28 times from Listed to Group 1 level, including finishing 2nd in the St Leger.

On average, our syndicate shares cost around £185.00, including all training fees for the first season and your first year's ENIGMA membership

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Highlights in 2021

Marie's Rock, 3rd Yorkshire Rose Hurdle Grade 2 

Fiveandtwenty won Scottish Triumph Hurdle

Fiveandtwenty, 3rd Aintree Juvenile Hurdle Grade 1

Oscula won Woodcote Stakes, Derby meeting

Oscula 3rd Albany Stakes Group 3, Royal Ascot

Hellomydarlin, 3rd Prix Robert Papin Group 2

Magical Wish won World Pool Hcp, Goodwood

Oscula won Prix Six Perfections Group 3, Deauville

Oscula 3rd Prix du Calvados Group 2, Chantilly

Oscula 3rd Rockfel Stakes Group 2, Newmarket

Guilded 4th Cheveley Park Stakes Group 1, Newmarket

Oscula 3rd Prix Marcel Boussac Group 1, Longchamp

Guilded 3rd Cornwallis Stakes Group 3, Newmarket

Honey Sweet won Prix Zeddaan Listed, Deauville

How it works

Typically, we buy a stake of between 2.5% and 5%, with the share owned by a syndicate of 12 to 20 members. Each syndicate share represents an interest of roughly 0.20% (1/5th of 1%).

The rest of the horse is sold to a maximum of 19 other people, so in total you become one of only 30 to 40 owners in each horse.

This means that yard visits remain an exclusive experience and badges to go racing are available for most meetings.

The initial share price includes ENIGMA membership for the first year and all upkeep for the first season.

Thereafter, syndicate members top up the training fees kitty once a year, paying in around £95 per share, less our split of prize money earnings.

Build a stable

The ENIGMA syndicates are so affordable, you can live the dream of building a string of racehorses.

Many of our members go on to build a fabulous stable of horses for year round action, flat and jumps.

The bloodstock

Sourced from the top sales in Europe, the bloodstock typically costs from £10,000 to £120,000 at auction.

The scheme operates in partnership with leading UK racehorse syndicators: Nick Bradley Racing and Middleham Park Racing.

All syndicate bloodstock is owned, not leased.

ENIGMA membership

New members who buy into a syndicate on joining, receive their first year's membership free.

ENIGMA members have first choice of all new syndicate horses as they come in via our private online forum.

After the first year, annual ENIGMA membership is £79.99 per annum by direct debit, or £84.99 by card / PayPal.

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On the gallops with R Hannon, Gr1 winner Ventura Storm far side


Joseph O'Brien (IRE), Jessica Harrington (IRE), Johnny Murtagh (IRE), Henry de Bromhead (IRE), Simone Brogi (FR) & Jerome Raynier (FR)

The trainers

GB flat, north

Mark Johnston, Kevin Ryan, Karl Burke, David O'Meara, Richard Fahey, Keith Dalgleish, Tim Easterby, Grant Tuer, Nigel Tinkler & Roger Fell 

GB flat, south

Richard Hannon, Sir Mark Prescott, Hugo Palmer, Robert Cowell, Marco Botti, Charlie Fellowes, Alice Haynes, Clive Cox 

GB National Hunt

Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, David Pipe, Donald McCain & Ben Pauling

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A very big thank you for the open morning at Richard Hannon's ...this was our first experience with Enigma and to say it was a big success would be an understatement...

...to get these results is some accomplishment. My grateful thanks from a nobody in Devon, because all my impossible teenage dreams are now being realised.

I thought the Hamdan runners would swallow him up and then he just accelerated and stretched away. This Enigma racing adventure, just gets better and better...

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