Founder of Bennett Racing, Nathan Bennett, says his number one focus is to make the thoroughbred ownership experience as inclusive & enjoyable as possible, regardless of the level of involvement you have. He believes that every horse owner should experience the excitement of being involved in the entire process – from buying a yearling, to seeing it cross the finish line. Bennett Racing’s service includes updates about your horse, personal stable visits and open days, invitations to racing tours and you will receive emails and phone calls to keep you regularly informed.
The Bennett Racing team consists of Nathan, Phil and Ben. Nathan will take care of reading races, analysing forms and performances and will use his knowledge to choose the best yearling that he believes, with our success rate, will become a winning racehorse. Phil has assessed many young thoroughbreds over the years, and he has a keen eye to spot any mental, physical or structural issues in a horse which might hold it back in a race. Ben co-ordinates the races and does all the hard work of selecting and training into the final process of racing so you can see your champion cross the finish line.
Bennett Racing is all about honesty, transparency and open communication. Their horses are currently trained at Flemington / Geelong with Gr1 Winning Trainers Leon & Troy Corstens, Group One Winning trainer Anthony Freedman at Flemington / Cape Shank and up and coming young trainer Archie Alexander at Ballarat. Recently Bennett Racing brought on board trainer Kevin Corstens who from his Tyabb base uses the Balnarring beach to rehabilitate horses successfully.
The process for selecting horses at Bennett Racing begins with Bloodstock Consultant Phil Wells, where they endeavour to view every horse in a sale they attend. Nathan and Rick are also heavily involved and each team member makes notes and scores each horse. At the end of each day the team meets to review all horses seen and discuss notes. Some horses are put through to a second look, whilst most are removed as they don’t ‘tick all the boxes’.
After second looks, they formulate a list to give to the trainers – trying to envisage which trainer and training environment will best suit each horse. Once the trainers have viewed the list, the team meets again to shorten the list further.
Once the list is finalised, the vets review X-Rays and perform a physical examination of each horse. The horses who get the ‘thumbs up’ from the vets are then ordered on a potential purchase list and Bennett Racing are ready for the battle in the auction ring.
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