Syndication With A Difference

Service and enjoyment at the core of it

In the creation of owning partnerships or syndication, the need above all is for customer service methods and levels of enjoyment that suit both those who already know and love their racing, and new players, whom we need so badly.

Hintlesham Racing – an arm of David Allan’s AllanBloodlines – offers that service and has done for nearly three decades.

David Allan with his wife Yoshi (photo: supplied)

David Allan with his wife Yoshi (photo: supplied)

Hintlesham Racing was founded 27 years ago and has half a dozen partners now who have been with them for all 27. Others for 10 or more. The split between experienced/brand new was about 50/50.

During nearly 20 years operation in South Africa, Allan has run syndicates almost continuously, covid hiatus apart, helping partners and their families and friends to enjoy days at the races and “getting to know” the horses and their people.

Reporting goes beyond when next racing and offers the experienced partner further insight into the horse, his/her work and family and broader sport/industry topics. At the same time, newcomers are “hand-held” with explanations of how things work in our complicated way of life.  “Seeking to simplify it is a major mistake” says Allan.

The Hintlesham Racing silks out front!

“Explaining it is the way. People love the complexity, just like the intricacies of rugby laws and other sports, but I am not sure that every new person coming in gets an explanation of the handicapping system, the life of a jockey or how that horse was originally conceived. I find that our longer term partners – on the racecourse or at social gatherings – are great at explaining to incomers then call on me if they get stuck”.

For those who don’t make it to every race, we are in close touch all the time. “For years we have been doing our best to get our message out there in South Africa – to the next generation”.

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Another feature of Hintlesham is that people are invited in to 2 year olds that have the costs from yearling time already paid and behind them. Pre-trainers and trainers already have an idea about the horses, otherwise they would not be offered.

Yet the buy-in is intentionally reasonable. And when Allan says “fixed costs” he means it – taking the risks including any and all vet, physio, pre-race supplements and the like plus the management service of planning, communication, accounting and reporting.

Only inter provincial transport and nomination fees for the highest level are charged, if and when the horse is doing extremely well.

Stake/Prize money, now so encouragingly raised, is of course credited to partners via Hintlesham.

Right now the 2 year old fillies with shares available are:


Filly going well in training with Glen Kotzen – by Erupt (already a Stakes winning sire in his first crop) ex Scent from Above by top broodmare sire Diesis out of a mare by another (Deputy Minister). The mare has proven the quality with two high quality winners (black typers) one still in training with Kotzen.


In pre-training at Soetendal for Vaughan Marshall, this strong Elusive Fort filly is typical of the excellent sire of KOMMETDIEDUNG and a list of other Grade 1/2/3 winners plus has a 6x and a 1x winning half brother in a family of two dozen winners.

Together Again – before she went into pre training

Marshall trained the mother to win and the grandmother to win in amongst a family of 25 winners..

Each has a buy-in or R10 000 per 10% or R18 500 per 20% with 50% available.

Please contact Symantha in Cape Town on [email protected] or David on Whatsapp 072 740 9061 – and tell your friends!

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