Ann Duffield Open Morning & August Newsletter Now Out!

24-August-2016 8:32
in General
by Admin

Back in November last year a lovely EQUIANO filly, bred by the sire's owner James Acheson, arrived at Ann Duffields Constable Burton Yard. With arriving so late in the year, having just come out of a field in Ireland, she was a lot more backward than the rest of Ann's yearling bunch. The majority of her other peers, had been through the sales ring, so were a lot more advanced in their education. One of the reasons she arrived at Ann's in the first place, was that her breeder said Ann had such a good record with the sire's progeny, so wanted to send her to Sunhill. It quickly became obvious that she would need time & patience, so Ann took the decision to turn her out for the summer in a field. That decision has now been rewarded, as she has really blossomed as a result. She is now in full work at the yard & Ann expects her to be ready to make her racecourse debut, at the end of September.

We are now delighted to offer shares in this lovely as yet unnamed filly & will be holding an Open Morning at Ann's, so that people can get the chance of seeing her put through her paces on the gallops. This will take place at 10am on Sunday 11th September, where you will be able to watch her & our other GPR horses, Toboggan's Fire, Port Master & Davinci Dawn, work. Beef Sandwiches & other light refreshments can be enjoyed whilst chatting to Ann on her prospects, along with the filly's co owner, Claire King of Coronation Street & Emmerdale fame.

Shares in this filly will be similar to those that we successfully sold in Toboggan's Fire(3 wins now). These will be in multiples of 1% shares at a one off payment of £340, which includes the purchase & all costs to the end of October 2017. You own that percentage of the horse & receive your percentage of all prize money & any monies if the filly is sold. Owner's Badges are on a draw rota basis, but a 3% share guarantees an owner's badge with every run.

Also thee GPR August Newsletter is now out & well worth a read. It is full of updates on all the horses in the team & news of our latest four winners, that has taken our total to eleven for the season so far. 

To book your place for our Open Morning to watch our Plus10 eligable filly work or for your free copy of our latest newsletter. Email Alan at 


Variety Island Beverley, Monday 22nd JUly.

Mutanaaseq Catterick, Wednesday 24th July.

Jojo Rabbit York, Friday 26th JUly

Bushfire Newcastle, Saturday 27th July

Variety Island Pontefract, Sunday 28th July.

Invitorio Redcar, William Hill 2yo Trophy Saturday 5th October.

What our members say

"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 informed

Trainer - 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.


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.
I would highly recommend GPR to anyone looking for an affordable racing syndicate.

Claire Chapman