Crowd Racing has a limited number of shares available in our 4yr old gelding The Detainee, trained by Neil Mulholland.
All of the shares available on Crowd Racing are sold on a one-off cost basis, with nothing extra to pay. Guaranteed. The cost of the shares covers all expenses, including the purchase of the share, training fees, vet costs, jockey fees and travel etc. More information on what owner benefits you would be entitled to can be found below.
The Detainee is a lightly-raced four-year-old who has only had eleven races to date, from which he has gained three place finishes. He is a big, strong racehorse, and has taken some time to grow into himself and mature.
By Aqlaam out of a Jakarta Jade (x Royal Ajbar) The Detainee has only run on the flat to date but since the move to Neil Mulholland he has been schooling and will now have a combined campaign over hurdles and on the flat.
Neil believes The Detainee is very well handicapped for the flat, he has a lowly rating of 55 but there is plenty of his form that indicates he is better than that even without the expected improvement.
Trainer Neil Mulholland is delighted with how The Detainee has settled at Conkwell Grange Stables and is looking forward to getting him on a racecourse and starting this new chapter in his career. It would be fantastic to have you along with us for the journey.
The Detainee is now trained by Neil Mulholland at Conkwell Grange Racing Stables near Bath.
Initially, The Detainee was in training with Jeremy Gask and was slow to come to hand as a big, beast of a horse who needed plenty of time. He was placed 3 times while with Jeremy, and we are now looking forward to Neil taking TD forward and also schooling him ready for a hurdling career.
Born in 1980 Neil was brought up surrounded by a family that loved horses. His father Brian always had a horse in training and he loved to breed with his own mares to try and find that big race winner we are all looking for. Neil had a pony from my first memories, it was in his blood.
At the age of 11 years old Neil started to ride out for Ian Duncan who was my local trainer based just a couple of miles away and at the age of 12 years old he wrote a secret letter to Aidan O’Brien who at the time was champion jumps trainer to ask him for some work experience. To his surprise, Aidan replied and Neil spent 6 years in total with him, the first 3 years part time when he was at school, the last 3 years full time to on his apprenticeship. Neil enjoyed every minute at Aidan’s and learned so much and it was there that he started his riding career and went on to ride about 120 winners, riding for a lot of great trainers on a lot of nice horses.
Neil was a journeyman jockey so had to work hard and ride for as many trainers as possible meaning he got to see a lot of different ways people train. In 2008 he took out his first trainer’s licence, with a brilliant first season, training 17 winners.
In the past 5 years, Neil has gone from strength to strength with over 250 winners over jumps and 50 winners on the flat. There have also been a combined 300+ placed horses and over £2,250,000 in prize-money. A phenomenal return in such a short period of time and Neil is undoubtedly on the fastest rising stars in the UK training.
Stable stars such as Carole’s Destrier, Pilgrims Bay, Shantou Village, Druids Nephew and Southfield Royale all grace the yard and will the cornerstones of what promises to be another great season for the Mulholland team.
We are very excited to have The Detainee in amongst this company!
You can read about Neil and the horses currently at the yard in this Stable Tour from ATR.