About us

About Essex Racing Club

We are registered as a Racing Partnership, which provides both share ownership and Social Membership options.


Anyone who purchases a share in one or more of the Club’s racehorses will be entitled to the relevant percentage of prize money won as well as the share of proceeds from the sale of the relevant horse(s).


Social Members will be entitled to the benefits stated in the Membership Section of the website, and can follow the racing plans for our horses as well as attend race days and social events at discounted prices.

Adam Kirby with Manager

Adam Kirby wearing club racing colours

The club’s Manager is Barry Root, owner of bloodstock agency Essex Bloodstock, and the many syndicates and clubs managed by him over the past eighteen years have had winners virtually each year, both in England and also in France. We sincerely hope that the coming seasons will be no exception, although naturally can make no guarantees!  Membership and Marketing administration is carried out by Jackie Chapman.


We believe in providing a quality and professional service to our members, who will be kept up to date with all news about the club’s horses and racing plans throughout the year.


We welcome new Members at any time during the year, whether you are interested in the part-ownership of our horses as a Full Member or just the Social Membership.


Barry Root

It is important to understand that horse racing is a high-risk investment and membership should not be look upon as a means of ensuring a return, but an opportunity to be involved with racehorse ownership at a reasonable cost.

Essex Racing Club colours

Do you want to become a member of the Essex Racing Club?