Primary aims and objectives
My aim, as always, is to make sure we all feel part of the Post Racing community, bet enough winners each year to cover the subscription fees and produce a profit that will ensure the longevity of the community year after year.
The Post Racing Clover Club is based on bringing together the equivalent of potentially 1000 members, who will make a one off payment of £1000 each to cover Post Racing Clover Club membership for four years, starting in October 2021.
Using the information, ratings and profiling I provide it has been demonstrated that it is more than possible to cover the cost of the four-year subscription fee in one season alone. In the year August 2017- September 2019 enough profit was produced from a bank of £1k to purchase 40 shares. The number of subscribers will determine to what degree the Post Racing Clover Club aims and objectives can be achieved, but those that do subscribe can be assured of having a brilliant journey over the four years.
The new package
The cost for each share for the new four year subscription package as previously stated will be £1,000 and there is no limit to the number of shares you may purchase.
Originally the decision had been made not to permit monthly subscriptions because experience tells us that people come and go, returning for just the flat racing season, leaving when the NH racing commences, and vice versa. We have now addressed this and several monthly options for subscription now exist.
However, when you compare what other organisations offer for the subscription fees they charge, I believe you will agree that what Post Racing is providing is terrific value for money. Once you have paid for one of these shares there is no more to pay for the next 4 years.
The Post Racing Clover Club package is equal to a cost of just under 63p per day, after your charitable donation has been taken into account, across the four years of membership, from October 2021 to October 2025, and I am convinced you will not find anything else to match this simply amazing deal anywhere else.
Neither will you be asked for any further subscription payments to cover anything else we do at Post Racing, during those four years.
The Primary Aim target to have the 1000 shares sold before October 2021 would provide an investment of £1 million pounds to kick start Post Racing’s Clover Club aims and objectives.
As is the current situation, 10% of all subscriptions will be put aside to be used for good causes. We will continue to support racing charities and other amazing projects such as the Sensory Garden at Clatterbridge Hospital’s Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.
The creation of that Sensory Garden in particular was an incredible achievement, thanks to Post Racing subscribers.
Can you imagine what else we could do with £1,000,000 spread across four years!?
We will be able to invite representatives from a number of racing charities that we have previously supported to a racecourse once a year for a day out. This will also enable us to provide an opportunity for some of our members to present a cheque to each of them.
Can you imagine the good this will do for these charities and, how you will feel making the presentation on Post Racing’s behalf?
In the first instance we will be looking to introduce The Clover Club to syndicates already producing good results for their members. This is something we have done very successfully in the past, having seen our Post Racing members in the winners enclosure on many occasions, and even frequenting the Royal Box at Newbury on Boxing Day!
As well as racehorse syndication, our aim will be to have horses racing in Post Racing Clover Club silks.
We also want to have at least one horse that we can loan to Bob Champion, who rode Aldaniti to win the 1981 Grand National, and donate any prize money won to the racing charities that we support.
If we achieve that, members will have the opportunity to be taken to the Grand National meeting on Legends Day…..Grand National Saturday.
Fantasy horse racing
This has been my “baby” for many years and a game was created a few years ago that was superb. Many people, worldwide, joined in but because of the expense of upgrading the website and the necessary coding to bring it up to date, I put it on the backburner.
Connect, the company I approached about five years ago, were tasked with creating the new game and website and produced a mock up that was simply outstanding. Their work does not come cheap but it is the best.
The total cost of developing the specification and producing the game and site itself would have cost in the order of £65k. I said I’d get back to them….they are still waiting.
It would have already been done and dusted but for my enforced period out of the game whilst in hospital during which I lost a third of my membership.
The aim will be to meet with the heads of the IJF, Greatwood, Racing Welfare and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, to discuss Post Racing having stand alone games created for them, for which they would obtain sponsored prizes.
We will run those games for them free of charge and in addition for those involved, play for some amazing prizes.
About fantasy horse racing
Fantasy Horse racing is a cross between Fantasy Football and the old Racing Post Ten to Follow, but with a million whistles and bells.
A player begins with a budget of £20m and selects a stable of 15 horses with varying values.
They will have a maximum of 10 on track, with five remaining in their stables and when their selections race in “real life” they will need to make sure they are placed on the “track”.
If they win or place they are awarded points and accumulate the prize money won by those horses in real life.
This prize money is added to the player’s “banks” and provides them with an opportunity to “horse trade”.
When new horses come along they will be introduced into the game and given a value.
The game will be played seven days a week and a “Weekend only” game option will be introduced so that those unable to play during the whole week will have an opportunity to play the game at the weekend.
Including testing, Post Racing’s Fantasy Horseracing will take about a year to build. The game will be 100% free to play and potentially we will have many 000’s from around the globe playing it.
This will be more than a game though and incorporated into the website will be access to a stats database that may provide you with answers to questions that might well prove valuable when it comes to finding winners of horse races.
Racing Charities will be able to create their own game inside our game and promote it to their existing supporters and potentially new Post Racing members.
It has always been important to me, to give most of what comes in from my subscribers, back to my subscribers and we have, over the years, provided some absolutely fantastic prizes.
The best, for sure, being a year’s membership of the Harry Fry Racing Club, that saw Peter, one of our Scottish based members, become part owner of a Cheltenham Festival winner in UNOWHATIMEANHARRY.
Post Racing has enabled Members to travel to Paris, for the Arc meeting with all expenses paid, provided all the prizes for the raffle conducted to get the Sensory Garden built and so much more over the years.
It’s what makes Post Racing different. Just wait until you see what the prizes will be once we move into 2021!
They will be the stuff racing dreams are made of!