Investor FAQ

We have given some answers to frequently asked questions below, however, Jamie Railton would be very happy to meet you in person to discuss your particular investment needs.


  • Q1.  Why should I invest in bloodstock?
    A1.  Bloodstock investment is an investment with no limits. If a direct relative wins a big race during the time between purchase and resale the uplift can be huge.  The success of the stallion's progeny in this period can also increase the value of your stock.  In addition, the bloodstock market is currently attracting an increasing number of high-net-worth individuals resulting in a notable upturn in sales results, unlike many other forms of investment.
  • Q2.    Why is this different to other bloodstock investment syndicates?
    A2.    This is different to other bloodstock investment syndicates because we can tailor it to each individual client and budget.
  • Q3.    How much should I be prepared to invest?
    A3.    You should only invest a figure you feel comfortable with. We always recommend you spread your investment over several horses for obvious reasons.
  • Q4.    How many horses will I be investing in?
    A4.    The number of horses invested in is entirely flexible.
  • Q5.    What are the risks?
    A5.    The risks are that thoroughbred foals, yearlings and two-year-olds are growing animals.  They do not always grow or develop at the right pace, and are subject to injury.
  • Q6.    What is the timeframe?
    A6.    This varies on the type of bloodstock asset you invest in.  Foals to Yearlings are a 11 months investment.  Yearlings to Two-Year-Olds are a 6 months investment.
  • Q7.    Is commission charged by Jamie Railton?
    A7.    Commission is only charged on the net profit when resold (the profit being the resale prices less purchase price and the training & keep costs)
  • Q8.    Does Jamie Railton also invest in the horses purchased?
    A8.    Jamie will always invest himself in all the horses purchased, unless requested otherwise, and form a partnership with you. 
  • Q9.    What other expenses are there on top of the purchase price of the horse?
    A9.    There are costs to keep and prepare the bloodstock for the sales.  The cost of keep between the foal sales to the yearling sales is £12,000 per horse depending on whether the horse is sold in August, September or October. We will refund investors if the horse sells at an early sale.  The costs of keep between the yearling sales to the two-year-old sales are also £12,000, the time period can be shorter but there are additional costs of training them.  In addition, some Sale Companies charge 6% commission on the purchase price of the horse and 5% on the resale price. 
  • Q10.    Are the horses insured, and what about vet bills?
    A10.    All horses are insured and basic vets fees are included in the up front keep fee outlines in Q9. In the event of a horse requiring surgery this would be an additional cost.