Past Syndicates

The Crest Syndicate

The Crest Syndicate was a one-horse syndicate - JAYWALKER!

This cracking Footstepsinthesand gelding epitomised the highs and lows of racing. He won first time out for us at Lingfield and was showing bags of ability, but then encountered a range of niggles that kept him off the racecourse for the 2015 season. His very patient owners were rewarded by him winning impressively at Sandown, and he only finished out of the first 4 once in his 8 runs for Insignia’s Crest Syndicate.

Heritage Horse
Icon Horse

The Crescent Syndicate

The Bushranger gelding, Knight of the Air made up the Crescent Syndicate.

Knight of the Air became a stable favourite and continued with us through to his 4 year-old season. He possibly didn’t reach the heights that Insignia Syndicates aspire to, but he certainly knew how to try his hardest for his owners and you knew he would always give his all. Winning twice and finishing in the first four on more than 50% of his runs, you couldn’t help but adore him.

The Heritage Syndicate

This year’s syndicate typified the vagaries of horses and racing.

Unilit was an absolute star - she had 2 wins including her maiden for which she won a plus10 bonus for her connections, she gave us a great day out at Glorious Goodwood, securing a 3rd place and getting us into the winners enclosure. She was our first black-type runner and on the two occasions she ran at this level she finished 3rd in a Group 3 at Salisbury and 3rd in a Listed race at Doncaster. In addition,. She was a perfect syndicate horse in that she coped with plenty of runs and actually seemed to thrive on her racing progressing throughout the season. It was with a small amount of emotion that she was sold, but everyone was in agreement it was the right decision. She was sold at Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale where she made £78,000 - nearly 4 times her purchase price.

Heritage Horse
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The Icon Syndicate

Stoneham was our first dual purpose horse and she gave us a good deal of pleasure. She won once under both codes and was placed on numerous occasions. Typically gutsy, you knew she was always trying for you. She is now with Iain Jardine and we are sure she will continue to progress.

The Coronet Syndicate

Finflash, a lovely horse by Jeremy made up the Coronet Syndicate.  Finflash became a firm favourite amongst us all.  He is such a lovely character, a perfect gentleman and gave us all a lot of pleasure.  Following on from the 2013 season when he won and collected a £10,000 bonus, his 2014 season was somewhat disappointing, with him collecting some 4th placed prize money  on a couple of occasions.  However, it is often the way with sprinters who are successful in their two year old season, in that they struggle in the more competitive older generation races, often with a higher handicap mark than is ideal!  We were delighted that he was bought by John Spearing at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale and we wish him every success.  We will all continue to follow Finflash’s progress with interest.

Coronet Horse
Emblem Horse

The Emblem Syndicate

Symboline has had to retire due to an injury. Whilst not too serious, this has proved enough to prevent her from racing. A disappointment to all, particularly when showing such good early promise. She will no doubt be found a new home where she will hopefully make an excellent brood mare. She certainly has the looks and the pedigree.

The Roundel Syndicate

The Roundel Syndicate also consisted of 2 horses - Signifer and Vexillum. These were very different profile of horses with Signifer being an out and out precocious sprinter and Vexillum needing a little more time and being more of a distance horse.

Both horses gave their owners many thrills and entertainment with Signifer winning twice in the first season including collecting a £10,000 bonus prize and also taking his owners to Royal Ascot where he was a very creditable 5th in the Norfolk Stakes. Vexillum showed less in his first season but really produced as a three year old, winning two races and finishing 2nd on no less than 4 occasions!

Signifer has been sold to sunnier climbs and will be racing from a yard just outside Rome, Italy and Vexillum has been sold to Harry Fry’s National Hunt yard, where we are sure he has a good future as a hurdler.

Roundel Horse
Ensign Horse

The Ensign Syndicate

The Ensign Syndicate consisted of 2 horses - Represent & Doctor Banner. Represent gave owners immense excitement winning twice and finishing in the first three on ten occasions. She was sold at the end of the syndicate lifetime and has gone back to her original breeders to become a brood mare.

Doctor Banner provided us with some fun outings on the racecourse, and was placed a few times, however, he did not quite make up to the standard that Insignia Syndicates aspire to and he was sold at the end of the first season.