Becoming an Owner

Owning a racehorse is now accessible to everyone, with different forms of ownership allowing you to indulge in racing at a contribution suited to you.

Here at James Ewart Racing we pride ourselves on our regular communication with owners, to include photographs and videos of your horse in training. You are always welcome at the stables and we urge you to come and watch your horse on the gallops, in the peaceful surroundings of Langholm.

Our annual Owners Party is a prestige event and compliments the many race meets we attend throughout the season. This enables you to enjoy the sociable side to racehorse ownership while we focus on maximising the potential of your horse.

Forms of ownership:


Sole Ownership

You 100% own a horse, which you purchased within or outside of James Ewart Racing. Therefore, you make all of the decisions and receive all of the owner’s prize money. As a sole owner you must be registered with Weatherbys and are responsible for all the costs of the horses keep.

If you choose James Ewart Racing to train your horse you will be invoiced a monthly training fee, in agreement with the training rate as outlined in the stable training contract.


Please call our friendly team for more information on training rates and horses for sale: 013873 70707


Co-Ownership and Racehorse Syndicates

These schemes allow everyone the opportunity to be involved in horseracing without large costs. James Ewart Racing welcomes all new owners and will readily introduce individuals to the sport.

In both schemes you own a percentage of a horse which is shared between a group of 2-20 people. Two of the members are registered as owners with Weatherbys and must act as the nominated partners, jointly serving liability for the group under the Rules of Racing.



At James Ewart Racing you pay an upfront purchase fee, in accordance with your percentage of shares. Please note our minimum share is 5%. Thereafter, you would be invoiced a monthly training fee, according to your owned percentage and the agreed training rate as outlined in the stable training contract.


Racehorse Syndicates

Similar to Co-Ownership you can set up your own syndicate with the assistance of James Ewart Racing.




You can join The Craig Farm Syndicate which is already set up and actively managed by the stable. This is ideal for beginners to horseracing and individuals. The syndicate offers several horses under lease meaning no upfront purchase fee. Members are responsible for training fees, according to their syndicate shares.

To find out more about The Craig Farm Syndicate click here.


Owner Testimonials

'James has given us 32 winners in the 18 years he has trained horses for us which is a fantastic record and we've celebrated every one.  But there is more to ownership than winning and James and Briony have shown us over the years the joys and thrills plus the ups and downs of racing but we have never doubted our decision to venture into horse ownership.'

Colin and Eileen Kesson


In 2007 we decided that we would try racing one of our promising TB horses. We visited several yards to see how they worked and what they had to offer owners. JER was one of those yards. Within ten minutes of getting out of the car and meeting James - we knew that this was where we had to be! James’ spark and enthusiasm for the job was infectious and the care and individual attention given to his horses was second to none. Now, 16 years later, we are still with JER. The yard has developed hugely and the facilities have improved beyond recognition BUT led by James and Briony Ewart, we still have a very happy and caring team - and the same welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend JER to anyone seeking a yard where the individual care plans whilst in training will give them the very best opportunity to win races and enjoy themselves along the way.

Heather Walker




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