SBC News MyRacehorse hires Ted Durcan as it grows ‘unique model of ownership’ in the UK

MyRacehorse hires Ted Durcan as it grows ‘unique model of ownership’ in the UK

MyRacehorse has announced the hiring of two-time Classic-winning Jockey Ted Durcan as the group’s new Bloodstock Consultant in the UK and Ireland

The micro-share horse racing syndicate will work with Durcan to select horses both at public and private auctions as the company looks to expand its portfolio of horses available for customers to purchase.

Kate Hardy, Director of Operations at MyRacehorse, commented: “We are thrilled to have Ted working with MyRacehorse as we grow our stable here in Ireland and the UK. His extensive knowledge of the sport, and the unique perspective he has as an ex-jockey when it comes to evaluating form and conformation are invaluable to MyRacehorse.”

The company has outlined its desire to continue to grow its ‘unique model of racehorse ownership’ in the UK where it already has horses in training with John and Thady Gosden, Joseph O’Brien, George Baker and Michael O’Callaghan.

“Ted’s track record and reputation speaks for itself, and we are extremely fortunate to have him join our team,” Hardy continued.

The 50-year old rider is a seven-time UAE champion with over 25 years of race experience. Durcan has ridden 1,500 winners globally, with some of his major wins including the Haydock Sprint Cup, the Oaks, St. Leger and Sun Chariot Stakes.

After retiring from riding in 2018, Durcan started ‘Durcan Bloodstock’ and has been purchasing horses privately as well as taking part in all the major European auctions for clients throughout Ireland, the UK, and abroad.

Durcan added on his new role: “I am delighted to have been asked to join MyRacehorse to help the team source some exciting and fun horses for the season ahead. 

“MyRacehorse gives everybody the chance to see how this amazing sport works from the inside out rather than the outside in. This is something that normally would not be achievable for most people, but MyRacehorse makes it happen.

“Being involved in racehorse ownership is fun, exciting and social. There are highs and lows but it’s the whole journey that makes this sport special, and it’s important to find new ways to share that journey.”

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