Fleetwood syndicate’s horse romps home

Jeff Holden and Andy Eaton with their horse Eva Clare.
Jeff Holden and Andy Eaton with their horse Eva Clare.

There has been another impressive success for a Fleetwood-based racing syndicate.

The Mount Racing Club, founded six years ago, saw its horse, Eva Clare, romp to victory at Leicester last week.

Club founders Geoff Holden and Andy Eaton set the syndicate up because it was their dream to own a racehorse.

By allowing the public to buy shares, ordinary people can enjoy that chance too.

A previous horse owned by the club, Loki’s Strike, even had Sunderland football star John O’Shea as a shareholder.

The club’s current racer, lively filly Eva Clare, had showed her potential by finishing second at Wolverhampton just before her big win.

Geoff, who is a window cleaner in Fleetwood, said: “It was a brilliant win and our jockey, Ben Curtis, did really well.

“We’re proving you don’t have to be rich and famous to own a good racehorse.”

The horse was named Eva Clare in memory of Andy’s grandmother, who recently died. Andy said: “It made the win extra special.”

For details, visit www.themountracingclub.co.uk