A PIONEER OF PROFESSIONAL RACEHORSE SYNDICATION MANAGEMENT IN THE UK.

  • All horses trained by leading trainers.
  • A team atmosphere supporting all our runners.
  • Hosted race-days with two guaranteed badges and champagne afterwards when your horse runs – win or lose!
  • Numerous opportunities to visit your horse throughout the season, often including lunch and champagne receptions.
  • An invitation to numerous other social events throughout the year including at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.
  • An invitation to our prestigious Yearling Parade at Loseley Park.
  • Single horse 16-share syndicates.
  • Predominantly Flat racing, but with a small team of national hunt horses.
  • Each syndicates owner receives a pro-rata share of all prize money and any sales proceeds.
  • Professional management of all horses and syndicates including administration, extensive communication and regular video updates.
  • Transparent accountancy – all costs budgeted and any unspent funds returned at the end of the year along with an audited account statement.
FOUNDED IN 1988

the thrill of ownership, success on the track and the opportunity to socialise…

Founded in 1988, Kennet Valley Syndicates are one of the founders of shared racehorse ownership in the UK. Our abiding success is a testament not only to our expertise in purchasing quality yearlings at an affordable level, but also the fun and camaraderie our owners enjoy.

Owning a racehorse is and exciting and rewarding venture. We at Kennet Valley provide a personal, tailored and high-end service. Joining a syndicate can provide a wonderful forum for old and new friends and many lifetime friendships have formed through Kennet Valley over the years.

MEET THE TEAM

SAM HOSKINS
RACING MANAGER

Sam co-manages the day-to-day operations of Kennet Valley, liaising with trainers and communicating with syndicate owners. He is also the co-founder (with Luke Lillingston) of Hot To Trot Racing and is a small breeder in his own right.

PIERS WINKWORTH
RACING MANAGER

Piers, son of former trainer and owner/breeder Peter, regularly hosts at the races and on trainer visits. Unfortunately he is also the one that sends you the bills! He lives in Surrey with wife Nina and two racing mad boys.

LUKE LILLINGSTON
BLOODSTOCK ADVISOR

Luke is a leading international bloodstock agent and responsible for our yearling purchases. He’s helped many clients achieve considerable success at the highest level around the world.

CLARE LAWES
RACING ASSISTANT

Clare is involved in the administrative side of Kennet Valley, along with organising our events programme and hosting at the races. She is a keen horsewoman and racing fan with lots of hands-on experience in the racing/bloodstock industry!

OUR TRAINERS

ANDREW BALDING
NEWBURY, UK

Andrew took over the license at Kingsclere, from father Ian, in January 2003 and has never looked back. He has enjoyed Group 1 success in England, Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia.

OWEN BURROWS
BERKSHIRE, UK

Owen took out his licence in 2016 as a private trainer for the Shadwell operation, and hs only trained for outside owners in the last two seasons. Since then he has enjoyed Group 1 wins with Hukum and Minzaal, and last season won over £1.2 million in prize money.

WILLIAM KNIGHT
NEWMARKET, UK

William took out his licence in 2006 and was originally based in West Sussex. However in 2020 he moved into Newmarket’s state of the art Rathmoy Stables where he won with Kennet Valley’s Sir Busker, his first runner sent out from there.

CLIVE COX
BERKSHIRE, UK

Clive Cox’s Beechdown Stables have gone from strength to strength in the past few years with multiple Group 1 winners including Supremacy, Golden Horse, Harry Angel, My Dream Boat, Profitable, Lethal Force and Reckless Abandon.

ED WALKER
BERKSHIRE, UK

Ed has trained over 500 winners and has had a Stakes winner every year since taking out his licence. The quality of his string has gradually improved over the years, and he has gained a reputation for being a talented and patient handler.

CHARLIE HILLS
BERKSHIRE, UK

Charlie joined our roster in 2014 having taken over the license from legendary father Barry, in August 2011 and has since then trained well over 700 winners.

VENETIA WILLIAMS
HEREFORD, UK

Venetia has recorded the most wins by a lady trainer in the history of National Hunt Racing. A model of consistency since becoming a trainer, Venetia has maintained her position as one of the top ten trainers in the country.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN KENNET VALLEY?

We would love to hear from you and tell you about our syndicates.