A Brief HistoryThe first Million in Mind Partnership began in 1990 with the single racehorse called Million In Mind and it has grown since, with the members enjoying more than 160 successes on 41 different racecourses including 11 victories at jump racing’s headquarters at Cheltenham.
All six horses owned by the Partnership in the 2018-19 Season won and they amassed 12 victories for the members in total, led by multiple winners Dr Sanderson, Trio For Rio and Dream Du Grand Val.
The best horses to have run in their colours are:
Royal Rosa, Mister Banjo, Voy Por Ustedes, Massac, Garde Champetre, Afsoun, Uxizandre and Le Prezien.
Million in Mind is an annual racing partnership which aims to give the members a “real feel” of racehorse ownership with usually five horses in training with some of the top jumps trainers in Great Britain. Members, of which there is a ceiling of 200, pay one all-in figure which covers all the expenses of purchasing, training, insuring etc of the horses. All the horses are sold at the Doncaster May Sales at the end of the jumps season and net proceeds are divided up pro-rata among the members.
Triumph Hurdle winner at the Cheltenham Festival in 1994
National Hunt Chase winner at the Cheltenham Festival winner in 2009
TRIO FOR RIO
A really progressive Irish five-year-old pointer last season, winning two of his last three starts on soft and yielding ground. He is by the hot young jumps sire Getaway out of an Oscar half-sister to Gr.1 placed Rio’s King.
DREAM DU GRAND VAL
A good-looking, scopey French-bred five-year-old gelding, he has shown smart form in his native country, placing second and third at Auteuil over hurdles last season. As a maiden under all codes he could go over both hurdles and fences this season.
A 5yo maiden hurdler who showed very useful placed form at Newbury, Bangor and Doncaster in the 2016/2017 season. He may go over both hurdles and fences this time around for Alan.
By the very sought-after sire, Jeremy, this 4yo gelding is unbeaten having won his only bumper against older, more experienced rivals at Carlisle at the end of March. The 5th horse has subsequently won and he looks an exciting novice hurdle prospect.
Another promising performer sourced from the Crawford academy (following in the hoofprints of The Organist, Toberdowney and The Vocalist for the Partnership), this five-year-old mare by Court Cave won her only Irish point-to-point at the end of January by eight lengths. The well-beaten third and fourth that day have both won point-to-points subsequently and this well-related mare may start in bumpers before going over hurdles.
A smart hurdler/chaser, formerly trained by Willie Mullins in Ireland, this attractive German-bred gelding should be able to mix hurdles and fences for the partnership. He seems versatile with regard to trip and will have a lot more choice of suitable races in the UK than he did for his former connections in Ireland.