Female-only syndicate hoping to bring touch of Glamour to Ireland

An ownership syndicate aimed exclusively at women that has enjoyed Group 1 success in Australia is set to be launched in Ireland.

The It's All About The Girls group has enjoyed tremendous success down under courtesy of Global Glamour, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in Sydney, with their star having been named New South Wales Three-Year-Old Filly of the Year in August.

Now It's All About The Girls (Ireland) has recruited the services of Jessica Harrington and is planning to source two yearlings at the Goffs Orby Sale, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The group, which will be headed by Goffs director Elaine Lawlor and Fasig-Tipton's Anna Seitz, will seek to involve as many as 20 women paying an initial €6,000, which will include training fees for the first year, before a supplementary fee of €2,500 for the second year.

Lawlor said: "We're absolutely thrilled to be setting up in Ireland, and to be doing it with Jessie Harrington is a no-brainer.

"Importantly, we want all the syndicate members to have a lot of fun and the process starts now as we head to the Orby Sale in the hope of purchasing a couple of yearlings. Choosing your horse at the sales can be so exciting and we'll have some of the signed-up syndicate members with us this week to be part of that process."

She added: "We've been so incredibly lucky with Global Glamour and it’s the group of 40 women who have been involved right from the start which has made it such a lot of fun. The syndicate has become a real community and we'd love to see it grow."

Harrington said: "I think this is a terrific idea and I'm not only delighted to have been asked to train for the syndicate but really looking forward to it."Any unique and innovative ways to attract new owners into our sport should be embraced and I'm in no doubt we'll be having a lot fun along the way.

"The process of becoming an owner should be the most brilliant experience from the moment you sign up, and It's All About the Girls is a great example of this. I only hope we can find a horse half as successful as Global Glamour."

Article Source : Mark Scully Racing Post

Photograph Source : Vince Caligiuri (Global Glamour: a two-time Group 1 winner in Australia for It's All About The Girls syndicate)

 
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