Aboard the 2024 Aushorse Investor’s Guide

Aboard the 2024 Aushorse Investor’s Guide

Posted by: Bernard Kenny at 12:12pm on 1/1/2024

Posted in: Industry News

See: https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/news/racing-industry/aboard-the-2024-aushorse-investors-guide/799598

Featured Image: ‘Think About It’ winning the TAB ‘The Everest’ in 2023

‘We believe there is no better place to race a horse than in Australia,’ stated Tom Reill, the Aushorse Chief Executive Officer on launching the 2024 Aushorse Investor’s Guide.

‘Let us help you get involved as the experience of racing a horse in Australia is unique, and comes down to our impressive prizemoney, with a million-dollar race run every 3.8 days.’

‘The quality of racing is demonstrated by Australia hosting more of the highest-rated Group One races than any other country, which includes more than 100,000 people in ownership.’

‘Embracing the sport goes beyond ownership, and all major racecourses are in the centre of the cities, creating an atmosphere on major days that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.’

For Tom Reilly ‘a day to capture the imagination was The TAB Everest when the leaders reached the shadow of the post, three Everest favourites hit the line with just ¾ length between them.’

‘The race that has rated the world’s best sprint in five of the past six years had done it again, and Everest Day at Randwick typified so much that’s great about Australian racing and breeding.’

‘The performance of Think About It, a winner bred locally in the Hunter Valley, vying with another Aussie-bred, Imperatriz, to be crowned World’s Best Sprinter and be Australia’s dominance.’

‘A big group of owners – more than 20 – who shared in a life-changing experience, witnessed by a sell-out crowd of more than 46,000 people, the majority of whom were aged under 35.’

‘And there was the little matter of the A$20 million in prizemoney, but Everest Day is just one of many that provide a potent mix of great competition on the track and with passionate crowds.’

The 2024 Vendor’s Guide is a must for everyone in the industry, both racing and breeding, collating all the up-to-date information on the Australian thoroughbred, and available in Chinese.

And centring on prizemoney, its Australia that leads the way in averaging $50,800 prizemoney per race, and with 95 races worth a million dollars and over staged its looking at 100 this year.

With prizemoney across the nation soaring 45% in the past five years, the Guide shows its more affordable to invest here than in Europe or North America, with prices of top colts and fillies.

Average prices for top 50 colts and fillies over last five years had Australia at US$764,986 colts and $573,976 fillies, Europe US$966,699 and $858,045 and America US$1,049,733 and $834,250.​

‘The Guide gets a huge amount of cut through, especially with people overseas,’ also stated Aushorse chairman, Antony Thompson, ‘if you’re investing in a significant scale in the global industry.’

‘It makes clear that you really need to be involved here, and with an international audience in mind it has provided an important marketing tool for trainers, syndicators and bloodstock agents.’

‘The Investor’s Guide does a great job of selling the Australian thoroughbred industry to Magic Millions clients,’ stated Managing Director Barry Bowditch, with Gold Coast Yearlings on 9-16 January.

‘Be it a no matter whether they are buying at the top end of our Gold Coast Yearling Sale or trying to find another Group One winner from our diverse Australia wide yearling sale series.’

Inglis Chief Executive of Bloodstock Sales Sebastian Hutch, complimented ‘The Investor’s Guide does a great job selling the thoroughbred industry to both international and domestic audiences.’

‘It contains so much compelling information its referenced right throughout the year by the Inglis Team when discussing the Australian bloodstock market both domestic and internationally.’

‘It’s without doubt the most effective document of its kind that I have seen published anywhere in the world,’ and is sent to every owner in Hong Kong and to some 4,500 major platers globally.