Welcome to Dooley Thoroughbreds
Welcome to Dooley Thoroughbreds, we are a passionate family who love our horse racing.
Set up by three brothers - Mark, David and James - we have always loved our racing and now own a number of racehorses either solely or with friends.
We buy from top sales or from respected breeders and we look to purchase quality horses that run on a regular basis. Whilst we always strive for class racehorses nothing beats going racing at any level when a horse of yours is running, let alone the feeling when you have a winner.
Take a look through our website where we cover a range of subjects connected to horse racing in general in our blog, including our story of how we got into racing, information on our favourite racehorses from years past and much more.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the races soon.
Current Option enjoying an early morning canter on the beach. Photo by Morgan Treacy.
2021 Season Update
Friday 7 May
SirJack Thomas and Casanova head to Cork on Friday evening for the valuable 7f Mallow Premier Handicap.
Both horses seem in good form with Gavin Ryan and Ronan Whelan taking the rides.
Sat 8 May - Our First Haydock Runners
We are delighted that Politicise (Swinton Hurdle) and Current Option (Spring Trophy) both head to our home track of Haydock Park on Saturday.
To head back to where we first started to go racing as kids and then got into the sport, will be an amazing experience.
We haven't been able to go racing for over a year so it will be a great moment and dream to see them running in our colours in the UK.
Saltonstall Finishes at Excellent 4th in The Neom Turf Cup in Saudi Arabia
Our star Saltonstall ran an incredible race to finish fourth in the prestigious million-dollar Neom Turf Cup on 18 Feb.
Held up in the rear by usual jockey Gavin Ryan he ran on well to finish 4th. It was a great team effort by Ado and the team and we look forward to an exciting season ahead with him.
2020 The Season Dreams Are Made Of
With the start of the season rightly delayed due to the global Covid pandemic, we were delighted to get back to racing at the start of June.
Ado, Ste and the whole team had the horses in fantastic shape from the off-set and the season really kicked off with a great 4th place for Saltonstall in the Irish Lincoln behind stablemate Bowerman.
Summer wins for Politicise over jumps at Killbegan and Raphael at Killarney were fantastic, but as was the case in 2019, it was at Galway where the season came to life.
Saltonstall was to win the Galway Mile for the second time under HRI Ride of The Season from Gavin Ryan whilst Current Option claimed the valuable Ahonoora handicap on the Sunday. There was also a great win earlier in the week for SirJack Thomas and Politicise was runner up in the novice hurdle.
The team continued in excellent form into the autumn and Current Option went onto capture the Platinum Listed Stakes at Cork and topped his season with an amazing victory in the Group 3 Coolmore US Navy Flag Concorde Stakes at Tipperary - the first Group victory for Dooley Thoroughbreds.
Saltonstall also continued in superb form and following his Galway win he went on to capture the Munster Mile, the Listed Glencairn Stakes at Naas and an all-weather victory at Dundalk.
Politicise also enjoyed a superb win under Darragh O'Keffe in The Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel and followed up that with his first flat victory since winning a maiden at Newbury.
Raphael enjoyed another victory at Dundalk, with Sirjack Thomas and Never Back Down remained competitive right throughout the year.
It made have been a year when we couldn't make the racecourse as owners but is one we will never forget. We couldn't do any of it without Ado McGuiness, Stephen Thorne and his whole team who continue to guide us and be as hungry as we are for more success.
With two new additions to the team in Casanova and Magnetic North we are very excited about the new season ahead.
Major Wins Of 2020
- The Galway Mie - Saltonstall
- Ahonoora - Current Option
- The Lartigue Hurdle - Politicise
- Platinum Listed Stake - Current Option
- The Munster Mile - Saltonstall
- Listed Glencairn Stakes - Saltonstall
- Concorde Stakes (Group 3) - Current Options
Dooley Thoroughbreds Racing Syndicate
Syndicates are a great way to spread the cost of racehorse ownership whilst also being a great way to meet new friends.
Although we are mainly sole owners (or own in partnership with others), from time to time we run an exciting racehorse syndicate where we offer the opportunity for people to join us on the thrilling journey of being a racehorse owner. Places are limited so if you are interested drop us a message and if a new horse comes available, you will be the first to know. Check out the current shares we have available here.
We believe being part of the Dooley Thoroughbreds Syndicate offers a unique chance to enjoy being a racehorse owner at a great price. Our syndicate entitles members to the full benefits of sole racehorse ownership; this includes everything from visiting the trainer's stables, regular training updates, a share of prize money and most importantly the thrill of going racing and making life-long memories.
We don't offer many places on the Dooley Thoroughbred Syndicate, this is because we prefer our syndicates to be at a small and manageable size; we believe it makes the experience better and more personal.
In reality, this means that you are more involved in the experience of being a racehorse owner, rather than feeling disconnected from the horse and the decisions about its racing and career - which is the main drawback many have expressed personally to us about larger racing syndicates. As a family we also keep a large share in most of our horses, this means that we remain personally invested both mentally and financially, meaning we really strive for all our horses to achieve their potential, so basically, we are in it with you!
As mentioned we offer the chance for others to join our group and experience the thrill of being a racehorse owner and for a horseracing fan, we believe there is nothing more exciting than the thrill of going racing when you have a runner.
If you are interested in making the dream of racehorse ownership a reality for you (or for someone you know as a gift), contact us today and we will send more information on our packages. For more in-depth information on the Dooley Thoroughbred Syndicate, including prices our current racehorses and more, contact us today or read more on our syndicate page.
Photo by Morgan Treacy.
Check out all the success stories of all the previous winners for the Dooley Thoroughbreds Horse Racing Syndicate:
If you would like more information about Dooley Thoroughbreds or are interested in potential racehorses ownership through our syndicate simply drop us a message today.
You check out the current racehorses we have available as part of our scheme on our available shares pages, alternatively, we can email over more information.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.