What will you get from becoming a Stars and Diamonds Racing Club member
……. for £35 a month or a one-off payment of £420 for the year (no extra costs) – LIMITED TO ONLY 40 MEMBERS
- Up to two jump horses to follow – Carumba and Culverwell trained my Martin Keighley, Nr Stow on the Wold
- The racing club is limited to 40 members – allowing individual attention, you are just not a number in a big club
- Racing club mornings – every month to watch the boys on the gallops, normally the 1st Saturday of each month
- Winter get togethers and Summer events held at my yard in Burbage, Leicestershire,
- e.g Fish, chips & Bingo, Games & BBQ, Picnic with strawberries and cream
- Guaranteed ticket to races -including owners and trainers enclosure plus refreshments – extras tickets for the family can be purchased
- Regular newsletters sent out in the post, messages and videos of the racing club horses plus news from the Burbage yard
- Prize money paid out once monthly fees have been paid.
- The Stars and Diamonds Racing Club is for enjoyment and participation not for financial gain.
Limited to only 40 shares, this small racing club allows people to get involved in racehorse ownership at a very reasonable cost, to give members some fun and more importantly success. It’s a perfect gift for a loved one or join forces and have fun with your friends splitting the costs if needed. Enjoying the thrills of racing and the excitement of being an owner is an opportunity not to be missed.
- Scroll down to read about experiences that The Stars and Diamonds members have had being part of the club.
If you would like to be involved with the Stars and Diamonds Racing Club, please express your interest to Katie (via this website or 07729 569460). Katie is the Stars and Diamonds Racing Club Manager, she will be happy to send you details about the club and answer any questions you may have.
Why Under rules this season rather than point to pointing?
- A decision has been made my myself to put the boys in training with a trainer for them to run under rules. This means they would have to move to a licenced trainer’s yard. This allows them both to race at professional racecourses e.g., Leicester, Warwick, Stratford, Uttoxeter rather than amateur point to point courses
- Jumps racing runs all the year round, there is no set season like pointing which is November till May. Not only is it all year round but professional racing is 7 days a week, not just restricted to Saturday and Sundays like pointing. Giving much more opportunity for the boys to race.
- If covid numbers increase and lockdown returns this winter, if the same happens like last winter all amateur racing might stop again, the boys have already had 2 years off the track no fault of theirs but I don’t want them missing another year. Professional licenced trainers were still allowed to race at racecourses behind closed doors during covid lockdowns
- Professional racing – a horse must run 3 times in Novice races to gain a handicap mark. Once each horse has a handicap mark, they are able to race alongside horses of their own level, where at pointing the level of ability in one race is very large. Carumba has already ran in 3 novice races and should be allowed to have his first race as a straight handicap where Culverwell will need his 3 runs first for a mark. With also the opportunity to go either hurdling or chases, rather than just chases at point to points
Why Martin Keighley as a trainer?
- Great Facilities – 1 mile all weather gallop, 1 and a half grass gallop, schooling fences, all weather circular gallop and all weather jumping, turn out paddocks mix and individual.
- Only a small yard of 40 horses, each horse will be given individual care and not be just a number that they can be at larger yards.
- Martin and Belinda are very welcoming having had winning results with older horses like Culverwell and Carumba, this summer having had a 12-year-old win 3 times. Being a small yard, they still have the big meeting winners
MEET THE CURRENT HORSES IN THE RACING CLUB
2010 – Gelding (GOLD WELL – SARAH MARSHALL (IRE) (FLEMENSFIRTH (USA)).
Point to Point – He has run in 37 races over 6 seasons finishing in the winners enclose 14 times. He won his maiden and restricted in April 2017 but he was disqualified from his restricted due to the jockey not weighing in for a previous trainer. He jumps for fun, a very straight forward super scopey jump. He runs over 2m 4f to 3miles, on ground ranging from firm to heavy. Winning his 2m4f maiden on the soft and 2m4f restricted on good to firm. Finishing in the winners enclose over 3m on good ground. – Point to point Rated 82
2011 – Gelding (MIDNIGHT LEGEND – GIVE ME STRENGTH (IRE) (FLEMENSFIRTH (USA))
Lewis as he has been called since a 4-year-old, has finished in the point to point winner’s enclosure 10 of his 15 runs pointing. Winning his maiden and restricted. Also finishing 2nd in an intermediate at Upcott Cross only beaten a length in the 2017-18 season. He might be little but is a tough horse who has form on all types of going from firm to heavy, winning his maiden in the soft and restricted on good to soft. He is not a flashy jumper, he would rather get close and fiddle than jump outside of the wings. Point to point Rating 78
Horses who have ran or intend to run in the Stars and Diamonds colours:
2021 / 2022 Carumba, In training under rules with Martin Keighley
2021 / 2022 Culverwell (Lewis), In training under rules with Martin Keighley
2017/2018 Barrington Bolt, Point to Point / Hunter Chasing (Retired). Starlette, National Hunt, (Retired due to injury)
2014 /2015 Tarquinius, Point to Point / Hunter Chasing (Pictured) (Retired due to injury)
Racing club members share their experiences of being part of the club
- “Very friendly and welcoming yard. Plenty of open days to view the yard and catch up on what is happening. Good days out at the races”.
- “Having been interested in National Hunt racing for many years and a previous member of a large syndicated racing club. I was looking for a small racing club to join where I was treated more like an owner rather than a number. In the last year this has been the case whether its race days or stable visits I have always been made to feel important and welcome. Katie always makes herself available to discuss the individual horses training, welfare and future plans. The transformation of the two horses since they joined Katie is incredible and I very much look forward to the forthcoming season”.
- “A very well organised club, Katie works extremely hard with the horses. She is a very caring person. She always keeps us fully informed on what has been going on through her newsletters as well as making you welcome whenever you visit, especially with young children. The social events at the stables are excellent with lots of wonderful food”.
- “ I am enjoying being a part of Katie B. Frisby Point to Point Racing and Rehabilitation. The horses in her care have improved greatly and it is a joy to see them mature and develop. I have visited the yard quite frequently and am always given a warm and welcome. It is exciting to be part of this racing club and I look forward to more enjoyable visits and seeing ‘the boys’ race”.
- “Great set up, friendly members. Happy to be part of the team”