Martin was literally born into racing being born next door to a racing barn in his home town in Melbourne. After a 20 year career as a Industrial Engineer, always breeding and racing from a few mares on his property, Paul decided to devote himself full time to his passion of horse racing. Starting his own business in horse transport Martin attends the sales throughout Australia dealing with the major players in the industry.
Sharon has been employed in the horse industry for over 20 years. Owning a successful Pre-training and agistment business in N.S.W before being granted her syndication (AFS) license in 1995 and has extensive experience in the industry, including working for Gai Waterhouse when her team comes to Melbourne for the Carnivals, Sharon also worked with Eric Musgrove for 4 years and was the first promoter to syndicate jumpers.
In 2006 Sharon also structured her own consultancy company, “Elite Consultancy”. The company acts as an export consultancy catering specifically for Racehorse trainers in their applications for the Australian Government's financial assistance program for exporters of Racehorses, the EMD Grant.
Sharon’s company is currently the only consultancy that specialises in thoroughbred export.
In December 2009 Sharon was contracted as RISA's Syndication manager at Flemington being the sole authorised person by ASIC to approve their Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) compliance service before branching out on her own to form Independent Syndications.
Other relevant certificates and qualifications;
- Racehorse training Cert 1V
- Government accredited EMD Grant consultant
- Business Management & Marketing Cert
- Accredited Finance Consultant
- Event Management Cert
The share price is typically inclusive of breaking in & education costs, Magic Millions or Inglis race series nominations, initial Golden Slipper and Golden Rose race nominations and all related registrations of the syndicate, sales expenses including veterinarian, transport and insurance. Average upkeep per 5% share is $40 per week over the course of the year.
As a racehorse owner your Gold Card provides a number of exciting raceday privileges, including admission and members’ passes on the day your horse runs, as well as complimentary racebooks, parking and access to on course owners’ facilities with race replay facilities. Here you can sit back and enjoy a win, or console your fellow owners following a hard run, with complimentary beverages available.
Only pay the trainer a share of the costs he or she has actually incurred
Independent Syndications DOES NOT take a share of your prize money
Independent Syndications Supports World Vision
Independent Syndications sponsor a child with every horse we syndicate.
Independent Syndications comes from over 20 years experience in the thoroughbred racing industry. Having strong working relationships with the trainers themselves Independent Syndications works with trainers directly to syndicate the horses they believe will win races for their stables. What this means for you the racehorse investor is the comfort that you are sharing ownership directly with the trainer, cutting out the middle man.
Owners are constantly kept up to date on their horse’s movements and activities. Whether you own 5% or 50%, you will be entitled to owners privileges which include open days, race day tickets, race trials, track work visits and an Owners Gold Card. The Owners Gold Card is your golden ticket to the inner sanctum of racing – and best of all it’s free!
meet the team
After a decade in the public service Ashley put his passion of racing into practice when launching Thorough Communication Solutions, a boutique business aimed at connecting racehorse owners with their trainers and industry participants in general.
Ashley’s experience extends across all facets of the communications and media fields including racing management, programming, jockey bookings, website development & management, track work and race day videoing, photography and much more.
Ashley has a Bachelor of Economics and has also successfully completed his Certificate IV in Racing; he is continually looking to increase his knowledge and skills base within the industry.
Rachel joined Independent Syndications 5 years ago and has 20 years experience in Bookkeeping and administration. Rachel runs our office handling owners accounts, wages, and all financial aspects of the business. Rachel's experience ranges in small to large enterprises. She has a certificate IV in Financial Services and is a registered BAS Agent.