A CHESTER businessman is hoping his new venture will really delight today’s Ladies’ Day crowd at the races.
Wayne Craig, aged 27, from Flint, set up his business WKK Racing to give the average guy in the street the opportunity to own a race horse.
Now the horse, named Chester Deelyte, is set to race at the 3.55pm at Chester Races Ladies’ Day and Wayne can’t wait to see how she does.
He set up in the business in January and it offers people the chance of owning a 5% or 10% share in the horse.
Wayne said: “I have been part of syndicates before but often you don’t get the opportunity to get really involved in the horse’s welfare. This syndicate gives each member the chance to have a say and a choice about every aspects of the horse’s life.”
WKK Racing already has six members and Wayne says they are looking for more.
Wayne chose the horse, a two-year-old bay filly, from Lisa Williamson’s stables at Saighton Hall near Chester. The horse has excellent pedigree and is out of colt Desert Style, who was a Group winner at two and three years, including the G1 July Cup.
Wayne said: “It is really exciting and nerve-racking.
“We are just hoping everything will go well leading up to the race.
“We think she will be really popular with the crowds not only because of her name, but because all six owners are from the local area and have a real passion to see her do well.
“We do hope people will have a bet on her and enjoy watching her at her own local race day.”
Anyone wanting more information on WKK Racing, or is interested in buying a share, can go to www.wkkracing.co.uk, or contact Wayne on 07707 946 845.