Update - 03/-2/24 - Ruth reports that Jojo Rabbit is well after his winter break & is going back into training on Monday. Ruth likes to start them off with lunging & on the walker before she starts riding them, but it all depends on the weather. The plan is to get him fit enough for a run on the all-weather at the backend of March before embarking on his turf campaign. He is still very well handicapped on his old form, so fingers crossed we have a good year with him!!!
Update - 08/01/24 - Jojo has has been enjoying his winter break, since his win at Wolverhampton in October. Following that win, he was given a rating of 72, so on his previous form, he is still very well handicapped & the win should have helped him with his confidence. He will come back into training on the 1st February with the intention of getting him ready for a run on the all-weather at the backend of March & after that will be campaigned on the turf & the all-weather. Ruth reports that he looks really well & is enjoying his holiday!
Update - 23/10/23 - He ran well at Musselburgh on ground that wasn't ideal for him last time out. He has come out of that race well & Ruth is keen to run him back at Wolverhampton where there won't be any concerns about the ground conditions. He has previous good form at the track, so hopefully he can get his head back in front. He was dropped a pound for his latest run so is now on a mark of 68.
Update - 21/09/23 - Jojo Rabbit has come out of his race at Redcar in good order. Unfortunately, Redcar didn't help our cause when they over watered the track, which meant that his stamina was tested too far over the 6 furlong trip. If we carry on running him on the all-weather once the turf season has concluded, he may well get 6f on that surface, but for now we will stick to 5f on the turf. We will also contact the handicapper, as he put him up 4lbs for being 2nd, which was a bit unfair. Hopefully we can get a win from him this season, which will do his confidence a lot of good, which will give him a good footing for a better season next year.
Update - 26/08/23 - Ruth is pleased with how Jojo came out of his race at Wolverhampton. What that race showed us, was that if things don't fall his way in a race, he doesn't have to take the lead & can be held up in his races. The handicapper left him on his current mark of 68. Ruth has pencilled in a race for him at Beverley on Saturday 2nd September. The race is a Class 5 5f Handicap. Hopefully he can built on his latest couple of runs!
Update - 18/07/23 - Hopefully the would on Jojo's hind leg will have cleared up in time for us to take our chance at Doncaster on Saturday 22nd July. Ruth thinks he will have got it whilst kicking out & caught it on a wooden fence. The trouble is that they can injure themselves, whether thye are out in the field or in their box.
Update - 23/06/23 - He runs at Ayr on Saturday 24th June in a Class 4 5f Handicap. Hopefully there won't be too much rain & the ground remains on the good side. He was dropped 2lbs for his last run & with Ryan Sexton taking the ride claiming 3lbs, he is very well handicapped on his old form. Hopefully he can run a big race.
Update - 01/06/23 - The run at Ayr was the first time since his surgery that Jojo had encountered a faster surface. The good thing is that he did seem to let himself down on it & even better that he was sound the next day. Ruth feels the race will have done his confidence a lot of good. The handicapper dropped him for that run & he is now on a mark of 73, so he is very well handicapped on his old form. He could now well put a couple of wins together. Ruth has pencilled in a race at Nottingham on the 19th June.
Update - 16/05/23 - Jojo Rabbit has come out of his race at Nottingham in good order. The handicapper dropped him 3lbs for that run, so is down to a mark of 75. Ruth has pencilled in a race for him at Ayr on Wednesday 24th May as it is described as good to firm going at the minute. It is a Class 5 5f Handicap.
Update - 25/04/23 - Ruth is pleased with how Jojo has come out of his race at Beverley. That race was a lot more encouraging & will have put him spot on fitness wise. He was dropped 2lbs for that run, so on a mark of 78, he is very well handicapped. An obvious race would be at Nottingham on the 13th May, which is a class 4 5f handicap.
Update - 10/04/23 - Jojo has recovered from his slight lameness, following his last run. Ruth will target him next at Beverley on Wednesday 19th April. The race is a Class 3 5f Handicap.
Update - 21/03/23 - Ruth is pleased with Jojo at home & how he is working. His next target will be at Southwell on the 31st March for a Class 4 5f Handicap
Update - 07/03/23 - Ruth reports that Jojo Rabbit has been sound since his run at Newcastle, which is great news. The handicapper has also given us a bit of a chance, as he has dropped him 3lbs, which puts him on a rating of 82. Ruth will now look for a race for him.
Update - 27/02/23 - We have now made the entry for the race at Newcaste over 5f on the 3rd. It hasn't got a big entry, so it should be a good comeback race for him to start off in. Newcastle is a stiff 5f, so he will probably get a bit tired in the closing stages, after so much time off. The important thing is that he enjoys the experience & comes back sound.
Update - 08/02/22 - Jojo Rabitt looked in good heart at our Ruth Carr Open Morning on the 29th January & did a nice lunge on a long rein. Ruth is pleased with his progress & has pencilled in a race at Newcastle on 2nd March. The race is a Class 4 5f Handicap. He may then have another run on the all-weather, before he embarks on his turf campaign. He certainly looks a stronger horse than the one arrived at Ruth's after the sale.
Update - 19/01/23 - Ruth is pleased with Jojo & will start to step him back up in his work. She hopes to have him ready for a run on the allweather towards the backend of February. Hopefully he will have a couple of runs on the allwaether before a campaign on the turf.
Update - 13/01/23 - Jojo has now been on the walker for a couple of weeks now & Ruth will probably canter him at some point next week. He isn't out in the fields with the rest of the geldings, as we don't want him running around without control. As a precaution he will come back into his box after work, for another couple of weeks.
Update - 02/12/22 - The vet checked Jojo on wednesday & said that he was go to go on the walker. He will xray his leg next week & if all is ok, we can crack on with his work. Hopefully he will be ready for a run in January.
Update - 14/11/22 - Jojo Rabbit has been back cantering for just over a week now. Ruth is pleased with his progress, so is hoping to get a run with him around Christmas or New Year.
Update - 07/10/22 - Jojo Rabbit's recovery is coming along nicely. He will now start back on the walker & the plan is to get him ready so that he can run on the allweather. There are some good bonuses to be had on the Arc tracks this winter, so it would be nice to pick one of those up with Jojo. He has some decent form on the surface, so fingers crossed.
Update - 24/09/22 - Jojo is continueing his period of box rest. Ruth reports that he is taking it well & is relaxed with it. The vet checked his joints this week & was happy with his recovery. Hopefully he will be able to start back on the walker next week.
Update - 09/09/22 - Jojo is doing well since his op & has had his stiches removed. Ruth reports that the scar is healing well & that he is in good spirits.
Update - 26/08/22 - Jojo's op was a success & he is now back at Ruth's. He will have a couple of weeks box rest & then will go back slowly on the walker. Below is a photo of the 2 bits that were removed from the back of his knee. Pretty big pieces, so he will be releaved to have them out.
Update - 26/07/22 - Ruth reports that Jojo is in good heart at home & has come out of his race at Newmarket in good order. The plan is to declare at Musselburgh on the 29th July, where the track should suit him better than Newmarket, as it is an easier 5 furlongs. There are only 12 entered, so hopefully won't be a big field.
Update -12/07/22 - The handicapper put Jojo up 4lbs for his win at Nottingham. He then ran at Newmarket on the 8th July, where he found the 5 furlongs at that track a bit stiff. He has come out of that race in good heart & the handicapper dropped him a pound for that run, so now has a rating of 88. Ruth will look for another race for him, preffearbly over an easy 5 furlongs.
Update - 24/05/22 - Ruth is very pleased with how well Jojo has settled in at Mowbray House Farm. He has now started to do a bit more faster work, so should be ready for a run in the next couple of weeks. I have organised a stable visit to Ruth's on Saturday 11th June at 10am. It was going to be the 4th, but that is the bank holiday weekend & Ruth will be short staffed as a consequence.
One Night Thunder Lincoln Handicap, Doncaster Saturday 23rd March
"I have been with Grange Park Racing as an owner since the end of 2013 and can definitely recommend them to anyone interested in affordable syndicate ownership.
Alan has a superb racing knowledge and keeps everyone informed of their horse's progress; when entries are made and declarations confirmed. When you go to the races you are made welcome and to really feel part of a team with the other owners. Alan is always there to introduce everyone to the trainer and jockey.
The day after a race he sends a comprehensive report with trainer's and jockey's comments and future plans. Horses are based with trainers covering a wide area from North Nottinghamshire to North Yorkshire making stable visits accessible to many”.Owner - Peter Sweeting
Grange Park Racing joined our yard in 2011. I have enjoyed meeting lots of different people who are genuinely very caring about the horses, some even get a little bit attached. Everyone involved just love a day out at the races enjoying the prestige of being an owner. The syndicate is well run and Alan makes everybody very welcome. I am always happy to recommend GPR to new owners.Trainer - Karen Tutty
For anyone like me, who has been involved in horse racing for years, and who knows just he wants from an ownership syndicate, GPR ticks all the boxes. A good spread of capable horses, all with talented and easily approachable trainers; really good value for money; lots of days at the races, supplemented by stable visits and social gatherings; and a racing manager in Alan Crombie who effortlessly combines meticulous professionalism with personal warmth and affability, and who seems to have an in-depth knowledge of all his horses and owners. For anyone contemplating ownership for the first time, I can think of no better place to start than with GPR, for all the above reasons.Owner - Terry Reilly
“I can highly recommend Grange Park Racing as a syndicate to get involved in. Alan is a positive but realistic and is straight forward to deal with. He keeps his owners very well informed of their horses wellbeing, entries, declarations and jockey bookings as well as sending post race reports that include trainer and jockey feedback. As a trainer I’m always happy to suggest to new and existing owners that GPR are a good syndicate to get involved with as I can be confident that Alan will look after them well.”
Trainer - Ruth Carr
I have trained for Grange Park racing since 2012 when they bought a two year old “Muspelheim” from me. Alan and his owners are fantastic to train for, they are patient, enthusiastic, great fun and lucky owners too! Alan does a great job of running the syndicate and keeps his owners really well informedTrainer - Ann Duffield
We would thoroughly recommend Grange Park Racing to anyone considering owning a share in a racehorse.
Everyone is made to feel extremely welcome, with regular stable visits, newsletters and popular social events.
Alan Crombie always attends the racedays to ensure all the owners have a enjoyable day at the races.
The thrill of cheering our first winner last year with Toboggan's Fire at Beverley was amazing.
We had no hesitation in purchasing a share in another two year old this year.
We have made many friends at Grange Park Racing and look forward to further success in 2016
Owners - John & Sarah Fields
"We've found GPR to be a friendly, value for money, professionally run horse racing syndicate . Alan really looks after his owners and makes sure they always know everything that's happening regarding their horses with regular communication, frequent stable visits and detailed reviews of their races including the views of the trainer and the jockey. I've been involved with some other well known syndicates and they don't compare. I doubt there is a better value for money racing syndicate in the UK. We started with one horse with GPR and now have three and can't recommend Grange Park Racing highly enough."Owners - Ged & Brenda Shields
I have been involved with race horse ownership with other syndicates for over 5 years and I am very pleased with the service that Alan provides, nothing is too much trouble and the feedback and race analysis after your horse has run, in my opinion is second to none. I hope I will still be in a position to be involved with GPR for many years to come.Owner - David Thayre
I joined Grange Park Racing at the start of the year when they syndicated a horse with a trainer I was already involved as an owner with. The fact that I have extended my ownership with GPR since then is an indication of the enjoyment I have had since being joining them. Having been involved with other racing syndicates in the past, I find the team and other owners with GPR as good as any. The quality of information on the horses provided by Alan both before race-day and after the horse has run coupled with the experience on the day is second to none with every thought taken in making you feel important as a shareholder in the horse. For anyone looking for a great experience as an owner with a personal touch, good horses with trainers who care about them, plenty of opportunities to visit the yards, and with decent chances to visit that elusive winning enclosure, I would highly recommend giving GPR a call.Steve
I have been very impressed with Grange Park Racing since joining in December 2012, Alan has always informed me when my horse is entered and declared, the following day after the race I am emailed a full race report including trainer and jockey feed back. There has been several social events which have been great to get to meet other owners.Claire Chapman
I would highly recommend GPR to anyone looking for an affordable racing syndicate.