Meet The Crowd – #3 – Richard Christison

What initially tempted you to get into horse racing, especially ownership? 

When I was about 15 years old, I used to go with my dad to work. He was a builder, and worked for a Yard/Farmer in Doncaster where they had horses. I used to skive off and watch the jockeys train the horses which was my first introduction to horses. I did try to ride one but it frightened me to death, so never got on one again.

RICHARD CHRISTISON,
SIGNIFICANT OWNER IN CROWD RACING HORSES

What is your ultimate ambition in racing?

I don’t really have an outright ambition in racing apart from being involved with a successful horse in some way, I just enjoy being a part of it.

Do you have an idol? A favourite person in racing (trainer or jockey)

I would say one of my favourite  jockeys is Frankie Dettori 

If you could own the winner of any race, which one would it be?

As I live in Doncaster, I would have to say the Doncaster St. Ledger

Do you have an all-time favourite horse?  

Red Rum

• Which is your favourite racecourse to run your horses?

Again I would have to say Doncaster but I love York as well and I have had some good days out at both

What do you do outside of racing, work-wise?

Richard’s favourite horse – RED RUM

Well my wife would say I am always working, I love Rugby league and always been involved with Doncaster rugby league in one form or another, from being a Director to a Main Sponsor. 

What are you doing during lockdown? 

Still working ( from home mostly ) 

Do you have any suggestions or feedback for Crowd Racing?

To be honest, I have never been involved before with a syndicate so I have nothing to compare with. I did do some reading up on Crowd Racing and spoke to Craig, beforehand. I can honestly say I made the right choice, I have had no problems at all, and have found Craig to be very helpful 

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