Sole ownership is a very personal form of ownership. As
the horse is owned outright by one person, the owner has a one-to-one
relationship with the trainer. All aspects of the horse's training are
discussed between the owner and Venetia.
The initial purchase of the horse and all training expenses are the
the owner. Training fees are paid monthly and are vatable
which is reclaimed.
Sole owners choose the colours of their own silks and, in some cases,
the name of the horse. Stable visits are at the owner's convenience, and
during training Venetia and her staff will keep owners updated on their
When a horse runs, owners are entitled to six owners' badges and have
to all owners' facilities at race meetings. On race days, owners discuss
tactics with Venetia and the jockey in the paddock, confer at the end of
race and celebrate in
the winners enclosure when the horse wins.
Venetia encourages owners to be involved with their
horse's progress and to
visit the yard as often as possible.