Phil Boyle

Phil Boyle

Phil Boyle has been a racing enthusiast since his teens and bought his first share of a racehorse in the early 2000s. For the last ten years, Phil has been running BG Racing Syndicates and aims to provide fun, friendly and affordable access to racehorse ownership. Phil is always happy to talk about ownership and can be contacted via his website, www.bgracingsyndicates.co.uk. Phil enjoys a bet every day and uses Race Adviser’s Racing Dossier software to help him to identify his selections.
  • Oct- 2020 -
    27 October
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – Here Comes The Jumps

    Inside the Rails – Here Comes The Jumps

    I am writing this at a time when, any other year, I would be stood on the steps at Cheltenham watching the first meeting of the new jumps season. It is great to see the jumps season back as, if I am honest, I prefer the jumps to flat racing! Ok so it would be even better if I could…

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  • 1 October
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – No Return of Spectators Could Have Massive Impact

    Inside the Rails – No Return of Spectators Could Have Massive Impact

    Obviously, with spiralling numbers of positive Covid tests across the country, the news that spectators will not be allowed to return to sports venues in the short term, and possibly for six months, came as no surprise. It is however a hammer blow for so many sports venues and clubs who rely on gate receipts for a huge part of…

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  • Aug- 2020 -
    31 August
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – Summer Jumps as We Wait the Return of Spectators

    Inside the Rails – Summer Jumps as We Wait the Return of Spectators

    As good a job that racing is doing to keep “the show on the road”, the current situation is definitely starting to take its toll. This week, news was released that Arena Racing, who control a large number of UK racecourses, have written to their staff to advise of significant restructuring and probable redundancies at all levels across their business.…

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  • Jul- 2020 -
    29 July
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – Owners Back Racing and Crowds Being Trialled!

    Inside the Rails – Owners Back Racing and Crowds Being Trialled!

    July has rushed by for me – so much so, that the deadline for writing this article almost passed me by! The Derby & Oaks, the Irish Classics, the Newmarket July meeting, the York July meeting, Goodwood, the restart of jumps racing, there is no let up in the top-class action! Owners Back on Track The big change in July,…

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  • 2 July
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – Back With A Bang!

    Inside the Rails – Back With A Bang!

    A lot has happened in a month, after two months with nothing. Since I last wrote, racing has resumed, we had a aborted runner when Silver Imperial refused to enter the stalls, we watched the 1000 and 2000 Guineas. Then we had Royal Ascot, and finally Silver Imperial passed a stalls test. This weekend we have the Northumberland Plate and…

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  • May- 2020 -
    29 May
    Race Horse OwnershipPhoto of Inside the Rails – Racing To Return?

    Inside the Rails – Racing To Return?

    I am drafting this update on the 23rd May and by the time you read it, I am hoping that UK racing will be about to resume, or will have already done so. I hope that you and your families have remained well, there is more to life than racing and betting, and much as it will be good to get…

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  • Apr- 2020 -
    29 April
    AdvicePhoto of Horse Racing Syndicates – All Change Please

    Horse Racing Syndicates – All Change Please

    I normally write this blog on horse racing syndicates and ownership about a month before they get posted, but with everything changing so fast, the guys have suggested that I submit it closer to publication and so here I am writing this on the 16th April. The way things are changing right now, it will still probably be out of date…

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  • Mar- 2020 -
    28 March
    AdvicePhoto of Horse Racing Syndicates – Travelling The Country, Trainer Visits & A New Place To Watch The National!

    Horse Racing Syndicates – Travelling The Country, Trainer Visits & A New Place To Watch The National!

    I write these blogs on horse racing syndicates and ownership, about a month before they get posted, hence by the time you read this, the Cheltenham Festival will be in the book, so I hope you had a good one. At the time of writing, it is still raining, the ground is still heavy (and in places waterlogged), and I…

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  • 1 March
    AdvicePhoto of INSIDE THE RAIL: Backing Winners and A Place Pay-Out Of Our Own

    INSIDE THE RAIL: Backing Winners and A Place Pay-Out Of Our Own

    After several months of fast ground, we moved into a period of abandonments due to heavy underfoot conditions from Christmas and there is not much sign of a let up yet! But that’s not going to stop us from backing winners. Ironically our first runner of 2020 nearly did not race due to the underfoot conditions being too hard, as…

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  • Feb- 2020 -
    2 February
    AdvicePhoto of Mount Oscar An Exciting Winning Horse For Your Notebook!

    Mount Oscar An Exciting Winning Horse For Your Notebook!

    Mount Oscar You will probably recall from my last post that we have a horse called Fr Humphrey who is being aimed at a valuable veterans’ race at Newbury in March? To ensure that shareholders had the chance to get to the races over the winter I paired Fr Humphrey with another horse called Mount Oliver in a “two horses…

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  • Dec- 2019 -
    22 December
    Race Horse OwnershipPhoto of Leasing Horses… Why You Should Do It!

    Leasing Horses… Why You Should Do It!

    Before I get into leasing horses, you may remember in my last blog, that I was celebrating an unexpected win for one of our horses in a novice hurdle at Fontwell? Well things went on from strength to strength for that individual, Fr Humphrey! We headed to Kempton in late October for Fr Humphrey’s final race before his lease expired,…

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  • Oct- 2019 -
    6 October
    AdvicePhoto of Horse Racing Syndicates (Inside the Rails)

    Horse Racing Syndicates (Inside the Rails)

    August was a down and up month for BG Horse Racing Syndicates, but every time you get a high from racehorse ownership, it reminds you that all the low points along the way are well worth putting up with! You may recall, from the last article, that we had brought in a lease horse, Fr Humphrey, for the summer. He…

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  • Aug- 2019 -
    3 August
    Race Horse OwnershipPhoto of Inside the Rails – Running A Horse Racing Syndicate

    Inside the Rails – Running A Horse Racing Syndicate

    In previous blog posts, I have covered most of the areas that form part of racehorse ownership, and you can read these blog posts at https://www.raceadvisor.co.uk/author/phil-boyle-2/ This month I thought I would focus on how all these elements come together. As you will see from my “About the Author” bio, I run BG Horse Racing Syndicates, through which I manage…

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  • Jun- 2019 -
    25 June
    Race Horse OwnershipPhoto of Inside The Rails

    Inside The Rails

    How many times do we see stories in the racing press relating to high profile horses missing a big race target due to a minor injury or niggle, and how often do we read about horses that will miss the rest of the season through injury? I am sure you will realise that this happens all the time, and these…

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  • May- 2019 -
    25 May
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – A Week In The Life of A Racing Manager

    Inside the Rails – A Week In The Life of A Racing Manager

    Ever wondered what goes into the preparation for a day at the races? One of the BG Racing horses, The Way You Dance, ran at Goodwood on the 4th May and I thought it might be interesting to outline what takes place in advance of a group of owners enjoying their day at the races! I run BG Racing and…

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  • 4 May
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – The “Value” of Inside Information

    Inside the Rails – The “Value” of Inside Information

    It is often assumed that being an owner means you will immediately have access to profitable information for gambling purposes, but is that really the case? In my regular articles, I have been looking at racehorse ownership to try to provide a peak behind the scenes at what goes into getting the horses that we watch and bet on, ready…

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  • Apr- 2019 -
    20 April
    AdvicePhoto of Inside The Rails – Race Planning

    Inside The Rails – Race Planning

    In my regular articles, I have been taking a look at racehorse ownership to try to provide a peak behind the scenes at what goes into getting the horses that we watch and bet on, ready to take the chance on the racecourse. In earlier articles, I have looked at purchasing horses, the owner’s day at the races, what different…

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  • 13 April
    AdvicePhoto of Inside The Rails – At the Stables

    Inside The Rails – At the Stables

    Last week we looked at the ownership experience at the racecourse, but this is only a small part of the ownership experience.  Even a sprinter will only probably run around 20 races a year and this leaves at least 345 days where owners are not racing with their horse.  There is plenty to experience away from the racecourse however and…

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  • Mar- 2019 -
    30 March
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – At the Stables

    Inside the Rails – At the Stables

    If you follow racing at all, you will have probably heard of syndicates and racing clubs and these vehicles allow people to come together to share the costs of ownership.  There may not actually be too much difference between a syndicate and a racing club, but then again one syndicate or racing club can be very different from another, so…

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  • 3 March
    AdvicePhoto of Inside the Rails – An Owner’s Day At The Races

    Inside the Rails – An Owner’s Day At The Races

    Hi everyone, I hope that last month’s post made you curious enough to want to find out more about the racehorse ownership experience and this week I would like to take you behind the scenes on race day. All owners with runners are allocated a certain number of owner and trainer (O&T) badges by the racecourse which the owner can…

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