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Pete Ingram Talks to Myles Richardson of the Pioneer Racing Syndicate there Horses, Past, Present and the Future

09-October-2018 6:02
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In these days of syndicate’s and partnerships which have become a staple diet in the owners ranks now, its very difficult to sort out the shrewd from the run of the mill and the here today gone tomorrow organisations.

However, I have been speaking recently to Myles Richardson of Pioneer Racing who have their horses trained in Ireland by the master trainer himself, Gordon Elliot.

The syndicate was formed as a business in 2017 and is run by Myles along with Chris Donnelly and Sam Boswell. 

The syndicate had two horses in training to begin with, Pats Oscar and Cornakill Rose, Pats Oscar proved to be a great horse for the syndicate, run often, ran well and won which is as much if not everything that a successful syndicate requires. 

After the initial success of Pats Oscar a tremendous amount of work has gone behind the scenes, networking with breeders to find the right horses to continue the initial success laid down by Pats Oscar and the consistent Cornakill Rose.

I asked Myles about the current horses running for Pioneer.


Ask Neilus is a 5yo chestnut mare by Ask out of a mare by Snurge, at the time of writing she has run in three NHF races , the second was the indicator that this mare has some promise for the future when she ran in a NHF at the Listowel festival. Myles was delighted with run as she was still running very green to finish fourth and as he points out the three that finished in front of her were all big money purchases for big stables in their own right.

She reappeared again at Navan at the September and clearly didnt give her running on ground that was probably to quick for her.

There is no doubt this mare has talent and on good ground or softer in the autumn she can give the syndicate more than their fare share fun and hopefully success. Myles confirmed she is a big mare in stature and is more than hopeful she will progress from NHF to hurdles with the same amount of talent she is currently showing in NHF.


Holy Motivation is a fine big mare of some substance, by Kalanisi out of and Old vic mare. National Hunt pedigrees and the cross of blood lines between Kalanisi and Old Vic means it really doesn’t get much better than this. 

The mare a winning pointer, at Tinahely, in February 2018, is being steadily brought along, this is a mare yet to reach her full potential. Yet to face a serious stamina test that her pedigree will bring out, Myles pointed out that they know she will stay three miles and her best days lie ahead. If you watch her runs closely you will see she is a mare that runs like a stayer and has the action to cope with winter ground. 

The next two years are going to very interesting with her and there is no doubt given her point win on a difficult undulating course, she will jump fences in time.


I personally, and I know Paul feels the same, think this is a mare with future, although still 5yo and nothing in this game guaranteed, given her pedigree, trainer, style of running, you would not expect her to be showing her best now. 

We think she is an excellent acquisition by Myles, Chris and Sam. We have only come across one other horse   from a syndicate that we are excited about as this and we at bumperstojumpers will be keeping a very close eye on her over a lot further, with cut and she will be even better when she jumps a fence.



The thing that strikes me most about Pioneer is the pedigrees they are aiming for and with that in mind they have now acquired a beautifully bred filly by top sire Milan out of a Supreme Leader mare, a full sister to the Paparazzi kid , from the family of Muckle Meg and Deep gale, yet to be named at the time of writing, and as I understand it, there are still shares left. 

Not overly big and standing a 15.3 she is  now in training with Gordon Elliot, she was broken as a 2yo and is showing plenty in her work and is very exiting for the future.

Purely from Paul and myself, although we have not seen her action yet, we, and this is our opinion, think given the pedigree two and a half miles on good ground or softer will be ideal.

So it going to be fascinating to see what this wonderfully bred mare will actually produce. Supreme leader himself as Myles points out is prolific sire of good broodmares and the cross has worked out really well.

In our opinion, she is a very exciting mare for the future. 

The now named Supreme Escape   by Milan is another waiting in the wings for the syndicate bought out of the Goffs land Rover sale in 2017, yet another beautifully bred mare who is now in full training and it's no suprise to me that the full allocation of shares has been taken up. 

Kid Commando   By looks of the photo I've seen, this is a really well built model for a 4yo, by Banjaxed Girl out of a Robin Des Champs mare. I must confess its not a sire Ive come across or know a lot about. 

What really stands out to us here is the thought, the planning, and the sheer depth of thought thats gone into putting this syndicate together to get the maximum chance of success and enjoyment for the members.

The trainer speaks for himself, The pedigrees are too die for, we cant see anything but success for theses guys and we wish them all the best for the future which we shall be following with great interest this winter.


Anyone wishing to get involved please have a look at pioneerhorseracing.com . It is just the most wonderful opportunity to be involved with a a great bunch of lads, great trainer great horses with top pedigrees.

Finally, may I thank Myles Richardson of Pioneer Horse Racing for his courtesy, and his valuable time to allow me to bring you this wonderful venture.

Hope you have enjoyed the read and if you cant get involved, please follow these horses, I shall be highlighting them in my previews when they hit the course, but its always good to have them in the tracker where possible.


Pete Ingram 

**** Update

Holy Motivation Ran at Tipperary yesterday. 

Upped to 3 Miles, ridden by Davy Russell , she ran an absolute cracker, I would advise you to go on whatever replay format you have and watch.

Held up till half way down the back straight on final circuit, she eased her way through the field, challenged off the final bend, and to be fair, she probably hit the front a fraction too soon and was caught in the shadow of the post by a fast finisher.

Given her age she is an improving mare and anyone wishing to get involved should have a lot of fun with her.

Watch the race, its well worth it. 





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