The OLBG Racing Club Supporting Harry Derham

ꦇSupport the Harry Derham Racing team on their journey by joining The OLBG Racing Club

  • 3 Horses in Training 
  • Only 600 Memberships Currently Available
  • Just £15 a Month if you join during May 2024 

Support The Yard AND Claim These Benefits

♐We are building a friendly community to support Harry Derham Racing and together we are aiding the yards growth through funding horses in training. In addition you get all this....

  • Regular Training Updates - detailed videos direct from Harry on the progress of our horses 
  • Exclusive Behind The Scenes Content - quality content from our professional videographer and presenter who visit the yard regularly 
  • Yard Visits - visit our horses, watch them on the gallops and meet the team who care for them
  • Owners Experiences - apply for owners badges when our horses run with extra opportunities through our OLBG Owners Club partnership 
  • Club Merchandise - Race Day Scarf on joining and plenty more black and orange merchandise to come.  
  • Fun Competitions - lots of regular prizes to keep you entertained 
  • Club Events - members recently enjoyed free hospitality in a box for an OLBG sponsored race day 
  • Make Friends - with a shared interest and a common goal to support Harry Derham Racing, many of our members have made good friends already. 


How To Join

💙The OLBG Racing Club is exceptionally good value if you consider how few members there are and how many horses we have. You can join today with a one off payment of £180 to cover your membership until the end of the 2024/25 season (30 April 2025). Alternatively you can spread this payment at £15 per month if you join before the end of May 2024. The first payment will be taken today and then on the same day each month for the next 11 months. 

👍If you join at this rate, you will have no more to pay during the 2024/25 season. 

If you wish to enjoy your membership with a partner, family member or friend then you will both need to join the club. You may link your memberships, so that when you enter ballots for parade ring badges or other ticketed competitions, if you are drawn, you will win two tickets rather than one. To make this fair, you'll receive one entry between you into the draws, rather than two. Please email us on [email protected] to arrange this. 

💎If you would like to be able to bring a guest to events and wish to vary who you would like to bring, you could buy two memberships in your name and do the same thing - link those memberships.

Our OLBG Racing Club Horses

Lario

♔A winner on the flat and over hurdles, Lario completed his novice hurdle season by gaining valuable experience in the Novices Championships at Sandown. Harry was very happy with his run and said this after the race.  

"The best with him is very much yet to come, that's the nice thing about Lario. I'm very happy with him and next season we're going to have a proper horse. We're going to take a big step forward next season." 

꧑We only had Lario for the last few weeks of the season but we saw him progress in fitness, jumping and learning to race. With a mark of 122, Lario has already reached the level which will allow him to run in some of the top handicap hurdle races next season.


Nordic Tiger 

💞Tiger was the Harry Derham Racing Club horse until that club closed at the end of the season. The OLBG Racing Club then bought Tiger so that we can continue to follow his career.  We all fell for Tiger through watching him give his all each time he ran, racing eight times during the 2023/24 season, achieving form figures of 45331121 and rising from 103 in the handicap to 119.

Tiger is a horse Harry really likes...

"He's so genuine, he's so tough. Tiger jumps brilliantly and has a wonderful attitude towards racing and his job. He will end up being a really nice chaser."

🌄We can now look forward to Tiger running in the very fitting black and orange colours of the OLBG Racing Club. He could go novice chasing next season or stay over hurdles for another season, a decision which will be made in the Autumn. 



Valsad 

🔯Our third purchase for the OLBG Racing Club is another exciting prospect. Valsad has already performed to a very high level on the flat winning three races and collecting just under £100,000 in prize money, reaching a high handicap rating of 94.

👍Here is what our bloodstock agent Ed Bailey had to say

"Valsad is an exciting addition to the OLBG racing club. It is a rarity that we can get our hands on a horse like this. Regularly horses with this profile are sold to go to the Middle East for big sums of money."

Harry is also excited about Valsad 

It's very very difficult to buy a horse that highly rated on the flat to go hurdling so we were delighted to get him. He's a novice hurdler to really look forward to next season. For the OLBG Racing Club he's going to be an awful lot of fun. 

Valsad winning the Racing League race over 1m4f at Southwell and with it collecting over £50,000 in prize money.

Our Next Purchase?

🧜We are delighted with the team of horses we have assembled for the 2024/25 season. We do have budget for one more purchase if the right opportunity comes up but we are in no rush to do so. We have three horses who should be able to run regularly and give members some great days out, so our options are very much open for any type. 

🌠As the club grows and if we are successful on the track we will look to re invest any surplus prize money into the club to acquire more horses, trying to maintain a nice low level of members to horses. 

ꦕWe are in regular consultation with Harry Derham and his excellent bloodstock agent Ed Bailey who between them have contacts throughout the industry. Ed regularly visits point to point yards in Ireland, attends all the sales and seeks out opportunities for private purchases. 

Behind The Scenes Coverage from Harry Derham Racing

☂OLBG are proud yard sponsors of Harry Derham Racing.

꧟This partnership brings us the unique opportunity to provide you with regular updates from the yard in addition to updates on the clubs horses. 

🦋Lucy and Ella have been visiting the yard weekly, bringing us amazing images and video.  Our team have been using drones and head cams to get you up close and asking lots of questions to Harry and his team to get the insights you want. 

ꦜSome of the content we plan to produce for you in the coming months includes

A Virtual Pre Season Stable Tour With Harry

🌱Learn about the horses in training at Harry Derham Racing, their careers to date, their preferences and personalities. Once the horses are back from their summer breaks, we will look forward to the 2024/25 season ahead. 

⭕Listen to Harry’s honest assessment of his horses ability, along with his plans for them this season. Now you can really look forward to supporting all of the yards runners when they run.

Regular Updates on Horses In Training 

🎀You’ve seen the pre-season stable tour, you’ve got to know the horses and now you will want to follow them throughout the season? 

🐷Most stable tours are soon out of date but with the OLBG Racing Club we’ll bring you regular insightful updates to maximise your enjoyment of following the yards runners. 

Regular Insights into Life At The Yard

🍎Get to know Harry and the team, learn about the different roles in the yard and what it is like to work there with regular chats with team members, updates and behind the scenes footage.

Ask Your Questions 

ꦬOne of the key objectives of the OLBG Racing Club is to help you to improve your enjoyment of following and watching National Hunt racing. Following horses in training and following a specific yard will help you to do just that. In addition you will have regular opportunities to put your questions forward to Harry and his team throughout the season. 

"We are delighted to support Harry Derham Racing and join him and his team on their exciting journey. After six years as an assistant to Paul Nicholls (3 trainers titles, 3 runners up), Harry has now built his own talented team at a brand new yard. His success already, in such a short space of time, has been so impressive. OLBG Racing Club members can look forward to a fun experience following a trainer, his team and his horses on their progress to the top rungs of National Hunt racing."

Richard Moffat, Racing Manager, OLBG Racing Club

Club Visits To Upper Farm Stables

✅Whilst we will bring you high quality content to make it feel like you are actually at the yard, visiting it in person is a truly special thing. 

♑Harry and his team are so welcoming and will take time with you to show you around and answer your questions. 

🍎A typical yard visit will start around 9am (treat yourself to an over night stay nearby if you need to!) After a tea or coffee, Harry will introduce himself and tell you a bit about what you can expect. You'll then follow third lot to the warm up area and learn about some of the horses in front of you. 

ඣA walk to the grandstand follows where you will be able to get a lovely view of the beautiful valley below before seeing the horses come thundering past you. A breathtaking experience. Unlike many gallops, at Harry Derham Racing you get to see the horses for a nice length of time as they come up the hill. 

𒅌There will always be time for more questions before your visit is over. We often try to run visits on the mornings of race days at Newbury, offering discounted entry to the racecourse to turn your stable visit into an amazing day out. 

𒉰Stable visits will have maximum numbers but we will seek to run several during the season with the hope that all members get a good chance to visit. 

"Very well organised visit by Amy. Loved seeing Lario and all of Harry’s amazing horses who looked in incredible shape and are very well looked after by the all the team. Wonderful friendly family run yard. Can’t wait to visit again. Was so lovely to see some familiar faces and also meeting new members too. Feel so privileged to be a part of a great club with like minded horse loving people." - Becky (Club Member)

Discounted tickets & hospitality

ꦕOur partnership with Newbury Racecourse and naming of the OLBG Owners Club brings further benefits including exclusive racecourse discounts and the opportunity for some members to experience the amazing owners facilities at the course. 

Racecourse Discounts

💖OLBG Racing Club members will receive a unique code entitling them to 20% off online ticket purchases at Newbury Racecourse. 

Owners Experiences at The OLBG Owners Club, Newbury Racecourse

ꦦA money cant buy experience! Only owners, trainers and OLBG guests get access to the best owners and trainers facility in the country! As sponsors of the OLBG Owners Club we will be trying to get many of our OLBG Racing Club members along to experience the amazing facilities. We will run regular competitions amongst members for these coveted tickets.

Discounted Hospitality

🌄Some members will want to upgrade their race day experience whether that is when an OLBG Racing Club horse is running or on other days throughout the year. We will seek to arrange such experiences and provide opportunities for our club members to meet and socialise. Where we can we will arrange discounts and or subsidies. 

✤Recently we entertained members in a box at Newbury racecourse on an OLBG sponsored race day. Our guests enjoyed hospitality and a fun tipster competition to win another day out. 

"I had a fantastic day and met up with some fantastic people, some for the first time, others who I have met before at previous get togethers. If you have a more than passing interest in the gee-gees I'd urge you to join OLBG Racing, it's a fantastic set up run by really friendly people and great value for money." - Bryan (Club Member)

Private Events, exclusive competitions & lots of fun!

𓆏We'll regularly ask you and your fellow club members what you are interested in. We hope to arrange regular private events and days out. 

🅷As well as running competitions for parade ring access when our club horses run and the OLBG Owners Club experience at Newbury racecourse, we'll have OLBG & Harry Derham merchandise to give away.

⛄We are looking forward to learning what you want from a Racing Club and building a fun experience for you. 

FAQs

🌳 Please join our private OLBG Racing Facebook group where we will be pleased to answer any of your questions.

What is a racing club?

♊A racing club is a great value way to follow horses in training, gain opportunities to enjoy amazing experiences and gain the social benefits of meeting like minded people with a shared goal. 

🃏In our experience, racing clubs can offer great value because members of the club do not have any ownership rights in the clubs horses. 

☂This is the important difference between clubs and syndicates.  All racing clubs and syndicates differ slightly. For example, with the OLBG Racing Club there are a number of benefits that we can offer through our yard sponsorship and OLBG Owners Club partnership that other clubs can't offer. 


Who are the Racing Club managers for the OLBG Racing Club with Harry Derham?

💯Richard Moffat and Invendium Limited (T/as OLBG) are the Racing Club managers for the OLBG Racing Club

🌜Richard Moffat bought his first share in a racehorse over 20 years ago, a relation to Shergar trained by Walter Swinburn (who rode Shergar to victory in the 1981 Derby). 

🌞Richard is the CEO of Invendium Limited T/As OLBG, a registered owner with the BHA, a member of the and an active member of the

👍The OLBG Racing Club and it's managers have been approved by the BHA and follows the . 

𓆉We made a fantastic start with OLBG Racing when we purchased Picks Lad and syndicated him with our friends at Old Gold Racing. Superbly trained by Harry Derham and ridden to perfection by Paul O'Brien, Picks Lad was a comfortable winner of his first Novice Chase. 

♔We went on to sponsor Harry Derham Racing and Paul O'Brien. Harry kicked off our sponsorship on New Years Day 2024 with an amazing treble from just the three runners. Paul won his first race under the OLBG sponsorship as well.  We are delighted with how both sponsorships have progressed and are looking forward to working even more closely with Harr and his sister Amy, who runs the business and previously ran the Harry Derham Racing Club.


Can I make money from being a member of the Racing Club?

🌊Joining the racing club is for enjoyment. With a racing club you do not hold any ownership rights in the racing clubs horses and have no opportunity to receive a financial return.

What is the duration of the Racing Club

ꦜThe initial duration of the racing club will be from when you join until 30 April 2025 - our first full National Hunt season. We very much hope to run this racing club long term and hope that it will grow over the coming years. 

How many members will there be in the club?

🎃There isn't a set number of members for this club nor a minimum number we need to make the club viable. We hope to keep a good ratio of horses to members and currently feel that a nice number for a premium racing club is around 200 members per horse. This ratio will give everyone a good opportunity to join us on stable visits and a realistic chance of obtaining an owners badge during the season. It is also a good number to build a nice friendly community where members can get to know each other. 

🐈With three horses in training, we are currently limiting memberships to 600 but will extend this if and when we purchase a further horse. 

What if I want to cancel my membership or transfer?

𝔍You have no rights to sell, lease, transfer or assign your membership. You can cancel at any time, the only amount you will be liable for is the membership cost you agreed to when you joined. 

Will I be paid a share of the prize money which the clubs horses win.

ꦆAll prize money won by the clubs horses during the membership term (until 30th April 2025) will be retained by the club to help cover costs and growth of the club, including purchasing of new horses. The more successful our horses are, the more we can spend on growing our club. 

Racing Club decision process relating to management, training and sale of the clubs horses.

𒆙The Racing Club managers in consultation with Harry Derham will make decisions with regards the management, training and sale of the clubs horses. The health and welfare of horses in our ownership is our absolute priority. 

What process should be followed if there is a dispute between a member and the racing club manager?

🌟We follow the . Please contact us via the contact form link at the bottom of this page with details of your dispute and we will do our best to reach a satisfactory conclusion. If we are unable to come to a satisfactory conclusion between us we would happily discuss with the BHA who oversee the regulation of racing clubs. 

What are my chances of a parade ring badge?

ꦉWhilst we will always work hard to maximise the number of parade ring badges available, demand is likely to out number supply.

🐼We will try to keep the ratio of members to horses at a level where you do have a reasonable chance but you shouldn't be joining a racing club with the primary aim of gaining paddock badges. 

𒐪We hope you will come and watch the clubs horses at the racecourse regardless of if you win a paddock badge and view that only as a possible bonus. We will always look for ways to help members meet up at the courses and/or help to arrange hospitality if there is sufficient demand so you can have an enjoyable social experience whether you get to stand inside or outside of the parade ring.

What about Picks Lad?

✨The OLBG Racing Club is separate from the Picks Lad syndicate.

ౠPicks Lad has been syndicated through our friends at Old Gold Racing who will continue to manage that process and keep share holders up to date on his progress. 

Can I bring a guest to an event?

🦩No sorry, we do not have guest options for our events. We want to maximise the opportunities for our members to attend events. 

𒈔Your guest can of course join the club and apply for a space on an event. Alternatively you could buy an extra membership if you wish to bring a guest regularly or bring different guests to events. Either way you can get in touch with us and link memberships so that if you are successful in applying for an event, you can have two places rather than one. 

 

Can I bring my son/daughter/family member who is under 18?

🌱No. Sorry we have a strict over 18s only policy for membership of the club and attendance at club organised events. Online Betting Guide is a gambling related company, we cannot invite under 18s to any of our events. 

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