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Horse Racing Financials

Get answers on costs to own with In The Money Racing partnerships

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How much does it cost to own a racehorse with In The Money Racing partnerships?

What is the minimum investment?

It depends on the individual horse opportunities available, so the minimum dollar amount will vary.  Typically, a 5% investment in one horse ranges from $400 to $1,300 plus the first quarter estimated expenses related to the horse.

What are the ongoing expenses?

The average cost to maintain a horse is approximately $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Each partner is responsible for his or her ownership pro rata share of the expenses beginning with the first day of ownership.  

Estimated costs are as follows:

Trainer $90-110 per day

Veterinarian $200-500 per month

Blacksmith $150-200 per month

Transportation $1,000 per year

Mortality Insurance Annual premium 4-5% of horse’s acquisition cost

Ongoing Business Costs $300 per month

About how much will my quarterly invoice be?

A typical expense invoice for a 5% ownership share is around $500-600 per quarter (assuming the horse is in training at the racetrack and has earned no purse money)

When will we receive race purse distributions?

When money in the partnership’s account exceeds the upcoming quarter’s projected maintenance expenses.  Under normal circumstances, if a large purse is won, a distribution is made to the partnership members.

What happens to my investment at the end of the partnership?

If the partnership dissolves due to a sale or claim, then you would receive your pro rata share of sales proceeds after all expenses associated with the partnership have been paid. If the horse is retired after is racing career and does not have residual value as a breeding prospect, after all expenses are paid, any remaining money in the partnership’s account will be distributed based on your pro rata share.