Details 9yo Chestnut Gelding
Trainer Tom Clover
Owners Scheme Owners Shares
Shares From £445

Winner of six races, including at Newmarket, when winning the Amateur Jockeys Cambridgeshire.

Share Quantity:
Total: £98.13 on the 1st of each month training fees and a £445 purchase price

First payment prorated. Next payment: January 1, 2024

Balgair, trained by Tom Clover, has been the mainstay of Newmarket Racing Club being the very first horse we purchased and is still going strong. A comparatively lightly raced son of Australian stallion, Foxwedge (see full pedigree in ‘Pedigree’ above), he is the winner of six races notably here at Newmarket, both on the Rowley Mile and, also, on the July course and is also a winner at Newmarket-by-the-Sea, better known as Great Yarmouth and, his most recent win was on the other relatively local track, at Chelmsford, on the all weather. He is a flashy chestnut who is one of the most recognisable horses in the town. A real stable favourite and, previously, the winner of four races over 7f and a mile. In 2020, his first season with us, we plotted a course for him to be stepped up in trip, referred to by trainer, Tom Clover as a ‘stroke of genius’, at the time and on the first occasion he was stepped up in trip,he duly won the Amateur riders version of the Cambridgeshire by no less than six lengths here on the Rowley Mile. With his owners duly rewarded at the princely odds of 12/1, hesubsequently ran, seven days later, in the Cambridgeshire itself but in atrocious conditions, finished in midfield but, nonetheless, delighted his Owners that our master plan for that season had come to fruition!

The following season we felt he was well enough handicapped to win a ‘big one’ and we stepped him up to 10f and, after a pipeopener at Ascot, we aimed him at the £35,000 Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar. He ran an absolute stormer, beaten only three and a half lengths but, after a troubled passage, he finished hard on the bridle. Never able to get out of a pocket, there is little doubt with a clear run, he would almost certainly have been second…or even better!! The race subsequently produced winner after winner. The one that got away!

Later that year, we aimed him at the race he had won the year before but Balgair suffered a particularly nasty virus infection and on his comeback from that, he finished a gallant fourth as lack of a recent outing told in the finishing stages. However, we had a plan B and although he hadn’t run on the all weather for four years, we were confident he would both handle the surface and show his best. He duly did! Under a superb ride from Champion Jockey, Oisin Murphy, Balgair sat patiently, in behind before Oisin produced him with a strong run to win by a comfortable three quarters of a length.

Oisin was delighted with him, indicating he felt like a three year old telling us he was very difficult to pull up and had plenty in reserve. After his Winter break we set our stall out to finally win a big one with Balgair in 2022 and laid him out for the £100,000 handicap at Epsom on Oaks Day, only to be thwarted by the weather as the ground turned soft. Again, we had a plan B and aimed him at Sandown on Eclipse Day in a £50,000 handicap and all was going according to plan as Balgair closed on the leaders with a furlong to run, only to get badly hampered on the rails and his jockey having to give up. We feel sure he would have placed in the top notch handicap but the important thing was that he came home safe and sound which he did. Following that run we went to Epsom for a nice little handicap and again, Balgair this time hampered by a faller and despite finishing with a rare old rattle could only finish third with his jockey indicating that in another 100 yards he felt he would have won.

So, we have a horse we know is well handicapped and we’re sure we will be back in the winners enclosure with him in 2023. Join us now, take a share in this grand old campaigner and we’ll ensure he is well placed to show up at some top venues with very realistic chances of success.

Trained by Tom Clover at the historic, Kremlin House Stables, on the Fordham Road in Newmarket, he is an adorable sort and is both well built and incredibly sound.

Tom Clover follows, the late, great Michael Jarvis, Roger Varian and Simon Crisford as the master of Kremlin House and he has quickly forged an excellent reputation and, with his first winner at Glorious Goodwood under his belt, Tom, together with his wife, Jackie, daughter of Arc de Triomphe winning trainer, Michael Jarvis, have an operation that is really going places. Charming, welcoming and hugely hospitable, they run a terrific ship and we look forward to showing you around the yard.

He may be a nine year old in 2023 but both Tom Clover and ourselves feel he is very nicely handicapped again and can add to his winning tally. He is a strong, sound and genuine sort, just the type of horse you should be getting involved in. There is plenty of fun to be had with this game and consistent sort! He will, no doubt, continue to provide his owners with tons of local fun and excitement so get involved and join the fun…

Snap up a share in Balgair and cheer him on, enjoying all the benefits of ownership with this enthusiastic 9yo…

Purchase a share today!

If you would like to discuss Balgair further, or make an appointment to see him please contact us at or call 01638 668350.


Included in our Owners Scheme:
– Exclusive Stable visits
– Complimentary Owners badge when your horse runs
– Equivalent Share of Prize monies won by your horse
– Equivalent Share of Sale proceeds when your horse is sold
– VIP hospitality

– 2.5% Share: £445 Purchase Price plus £98.13 per month in Training Fees
– 5% Share: £890 Purchase Price plus £196.25 per month in Training Fees
– 7.5% Share: £1,335 Purchase Price plus £294.39 per month in Training Fees
– 10% Share: £1,780 Purchase Price plus £392.49 per month in Training Fees

Please note, your first Training Fee will be prorated so that you only pay for the remainder of your first month. Eg. if you purchase 5% on the 15th March, you first Training Fee will equate to the remaining 16 days in March (£87.49). Following this, you will be charged the full Training Fee on the 1st of each month from the credit/debit card you provided. 

For any questions on the Owners Scheme, please visit our FAQs section, or contact us and we will be happy to help.


Balgair, Chelmsford City Racecourse - 28th October 2021

Balgair wins the Amateur Jockey's Cambridgeshire, Newmarket - 19th September 2020

Balgair - Warren Hill - 24th February 2021

Balgair - Warren Hill - 10th February 2021

Balgair - Warren Hill - 10th February 2021

Balgair - December 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 16th September 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 11th August 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 27th May 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 27th May 2020

Watered Gallop, Newmarket - 23rd May 2020

Kremlin House Stables (returning home), Newmarket - 14th May 2020

Kremlin House Stables (heading out), Newmarket - 14th May 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 3rd April 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 28th March 2020

Warren Hill, Newmarket - 25th February 2020

Kremlin House Stables (heading out), Newmarket - 25th February

Introducing Balgair - January 2020