Mark Howard

Value Racing Club are delighted to have the UK's leading form guru and Racing UK pundit, Mark Howard as our Club Ambassador.

Since 1993 Mark has written the excellent Ahead On The Flat & One Jump Ahead publications, Mark has contributed to the Racing Post Weekender, Irish Field and Racing & Football Outlook. Value Racing Club will utilize his skills and gain thoughts on any prospective new horse.

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"Ever since its inception at the start of 2013, Value Racing Club has gone from strength to strength as a syndicate and has provided an opportunity for the man in the street to own a racehorse. Not only that, but members have enjoyed some wonderful days out at the most prestigious meetings in the racing calendar.

Ebony Express provided VRC with their biggest success to date when capturing the £70,000 Imperial Cup at Sandown Park in March 2015. Gran Maestro has been another great success story winning the Listed Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen four months later. Both horses were trained by Grand National winning trainer Dr Richard Newland who has few peers when it comes to purchasing other trainers’ cast-offs and invariably improving them. Wetherby scorer West of The Edge is a classic example. Bought for only 14,000gns at the Doncaster May Sales in 2016, the Westerner gelding annihilated ten rivals by upwards of seven lengths on his first run in the VRC silks. Similarly, stablemate Audacious Plan didn’t break the bank at £8500 and has already won his owners of £25,000 when winning the prestigious Durham National.

The secret to a successful syndicate is the ability to combine enjoyment with value for money and the appropriately named VRC offers both. Expertly run by James Couldwell, who I have known for a number of years, the Club has managed to attract members from all four corners of the UK. Indeed, VRC is very much a nationwide syndicate with runners throughout the country.

In terms of its trainers, VRC is associated with high profile handlers such as the aforementioned Dr Newland. David Pipe needs little introduction, the experienced and astute Newmarket based handler Chris Wall and the promising Alastair Ralph.

Unlike many oversubscribed racing syndicates, VRC offers the personal touch with one to one correspondence with its enthusiastic and hardworking manager. In addition to regular stable visits, days at the races and inside information from the stable’s involved, the club offers a tremendous opportunity for the man in the street at an affordable price".

I have no hesitation in recommending Value Racing Club."

Mark Howard

“Value Racing Club, Winning Together”