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Hear what leading industry figures and owners have to say about Triple Crown Syndications
At Triple Crown we have affiliations with the leading trainers and jockeys in the Australian horse racing industry including the likes of Peter & Paul Snowden, Bjorn Baker, David Hayes, Ciaron Maher, Tony Gollan, Kerrin McEvoy, Hugh Bowman, Blake Shinn, Craig Williams, Damien Oliver, Dwayne Dunn etc. It is with great delight that we have the ongoing opportunity to work with these and many other industry professionals and continue to build solid working relationships. To find out more about what these industry professionals and our clients think about Triple Crown, please read their testimonials below. We are sure that their kind words will help you understand why so many of our clients turn to us for our race horse expertise.
“Chris and Michael Ward from Triple Crown are the clear leaders in their field and a very valuable asset to my stable. They have a particularly good eye for selecting racehorses, which has been proven on the track, time and time again. Like Snowden Racing, Triple Crown is a family business and they treat their clients with the greatest respect and they have a very happy and loyal team of owners. Triple Crown Syndications is Australia’s No.1 syndicator for success on the track along with their honest and trustworthy reputation and this is why I selected Triple Crown as our exclusive syndication partner.”
Peter Snowden – Exclusive trainer
“Michael and Chris are great guys to work with and they have the knack of buying quality yearlings. Their Black Type record over the last five years has been fantastic and I always enjoy riding for them and their owners.”
Kerrin McEvoy – The Everest-winning jockey
“They say Live The Dream – that’s what I’m doing – their systems, their communication and their professionalism is top shelf!”
Tim Bailey – Weatherman for Channel 10 and Triple Crown owner
“The Ward brothers are two of the most respected and genuine people in racing. Redzel’s success is a great advertisement for their business and the sport as the horse is owned by a syndicate everyday Australians including a police officer, schoolteacher, doctor, taxi driver, concreter, electrician, pharmacist, cricket coach and a security guard.”
Ray Thomas – Daily Telegraph
“I’m excited to be partnering with Triple Crown Syndications. The results speak for themselves, they are leaders in their field and their communication is excellent. I know as a trainer I’m going to have more chances with nice horses from them in my stable.”
Bjorn Baker – Trainer
Gerry Harvey – The Magic Millions director & indeed Triple Crown owner gives his view on Triple Crown!
Just wanted to pass on my thanks again.
What a day! What a horse! What a team!
A lot of choices have had to be made to get this result; a GROUP 1 winner!
Trawling through the catalogues and inspecting to choose the right horses. Matching the traits of the horse to the best trainer, getting the right jockey, choosing the right races and sticking solid with a plan.
And then bringing a group of people together and looking after them.
I saw the vision on TV and have been copping some friendly ribbing from my mates about my whipping style, but then i saw that we were all jumping about with excitement.
I’ve been with you now with 6 horses over 6 years and it just gets better. I do my own homework in picking on pedigree and put a lot of thought into the names, having named 4 of the 6. But I rely on your judgement and advice.
Cheers again and see you all soon.
A more than satisfied customer and friend.”
Tony Smith – Owner
“Best decision I ever made was to buy my first racehorse with Triple Crown Syndications. Cavalry Rose returned the purchase price in her first race and although she had a short career it was a wonderful ride for her owners that included a run in the Golden Slipper and a Group 3 win on Caulfield Guineas day.
“Chris and Mike Ward are great blokes, very professional and select great horses. There are no guarantees in racing but if you want to increase your chances of having a great racing experience, you can’t go past Triple Crown Syndications.”
Christine Surtees – Owner
“Congratulations! Triple Crown have every right to be thrilled with the results of their horses, during the past 8 weeks. Triple Crown owners should also be pleased.
I have always maintained that Michael and Chris are amongst the top experts in Australia in the selection and buying of racehorses and their results demonstrate that.”
Jim Kennedy – Owner & Breeder
David Hayes – Trainer at Lindsay Park
“I always love riding for Triple Crown because they give me quality horses to ride. Whatever selection criteria Chris & Mike use – it works! Triple Crown’s record is impressive and their results speak for themselves. We have had great success together and I look forward to sharing in the thrill and ongoing success of Triple Crown and their owners.”
Corey Brown – Champion Jockey
“Dear Michael, Chris and Jess,
First of all the cheque arrived safe and sound, thank you very much.
We would like to thank you guys for the wonderful run we had with Rosie (Cavalry Rose). We don’t think we would have ever been as successful without your expert trained eye re racehorse selection. Also a big thank you to Jess for her weekly updates, it’s eagerly awaited down here south of the border. You guys are always at the end of the phone with any queries we may have and we feel that’s very important. It’s been a great run.
It’s with great anticipation that we await our next journey with our new horse. We love the name and hope that she does as good as Rosie, which we are sure she will.
Once again, thanks and seeya soon.”
John & Sandra Deacon – Owners
What a great run Saturday! Eagle Farm’s atmosphere was electric. It was as exciting as the Golden Slipper and the Melbourne Cup Day. Snitty ran the best race, just running out of steam near the line.
We would just like to thank you (Mike), Chris, Jess, Gerald and his team for a fantastic season of racing.
Our involvement with Triple Crown has been a pleasure, and being in a syndication has given us the opportunity to experience racing at this group level. Best of all, along the way we have made some great new friends.
Your professionalism and friendly approach has been outstanding.
We have been very lucky to be involved with Hot Snitzel, Charlie Boy and Dothraki, all group runners. This highlights the fine eye and expertise that Triple Crown have in buying yearling’s at some bargain prices. We are riding on your coat tails, and we thank you.
We are all looking forward to the start of spring when our 3 Champions go around again.
Steve and Debbie Graham, Brian and Sylvia Campbell, Adam Kelaher (Campbell Graham Racing Syndicate) – Owners
“Congratulations to Triple Crown for bringing up the milestone, because Chris and Michael Ward have bought Snitzel’s progeny since his second crop. He’s on fire now and has been our first horse booked out for several years, but it’s easily forgotten that Snitzel was something of a slow burn in the early stages of his career. However, Chris and Michael backed their judgement, kept buying Snitzel’s yearlings and their clients have reaped the rewards. Picking a top stallion early is one of the best skills anyone can have in this industry.”
Jon Freyer – Bloodstock Agent for Arrowfield Stud
“My association with Triple Crown has been a very positive experience both on and off the track. They have a great selection process for their horses, are meticulous in their planning and management and treat their investors with respect. Most importantly Mike and Chris are very honest and inclusive with their owners, which speaks volumes for why they have so many clients re-investing with them. I have had some great success with Triple Crown and look forward to training many more winners for them in the future as Triple Crown and their owners are a pleasure to train for.”
Chris Waller – Trainer
“These guys are the best in the business. They do a great job managing their horses. They’re great to deal with and I know they have a lot of happy clients.”
Trainer Joe Pride on Triple Crown when being interviewed by Richard Callander on TVN.
“To the Triple Crown Team,
Word’s can’t express what a fantastic week we have had with flying to the Gold Coast on Saturday to cheer home Secret Trail and yesterday cheering home Denpurr at Warwick Farm. We have had so much fun!!
Yesterday was even better when we could also cheer home Redzel with other Triple Crown owners and then have them to cheer home Denpurr with us. The camaraderie between your owners is fantastic.
Can we just say what a fantastic job you guys do, with loads of communication which lets us know every step of our horse’s preparation, to meeting up with you on race days and how genuinely pleased you are for every owner. We would never consider ownership of a racehorse without Triple Crown and recommend you to anyone interested in buying shares. Thanks Mike, Chris and Jess!”
Sandra & Wayne Perry – Owners
“I have had great success riding for Triple Crown. Chris & Mike Ward buy lovely types from quality stallions which gives you every chance on the race track. I relish the opportunity to ride for Triple Crown and look forward to riding many more winners for them and their owners in the future.”
Nash Rawiller – Jockey
“Joining a syndicate seemed the obvious choice for me to make my first foray into ownership, given the relatively small amount I was prepared to outlay. Having spoken to a number of syndication companies, I called Triple Crown and spoke with Michael Ward.
What I found most refreshing in my initial conversations with Michael was the frankness, openness and honesty. I explained this was my first purchase and was looking for guidance. He set out the process they follow in selecting a horse at the sales and importantly for me, the risks in the business, the patience required and also the fun that can be had with the right attitude.
I decided to purchase a 10% share in a Myboycharlie-Maritime colt, subsequently to be registered as Charlie Boy. Charlie has already won two races, including a Group 2, has raced admirably in four group Ones (including a Golden Slipper and Caulfield Guineas) and won us over $300,000 in prizemoney. Not bad for my first horse!
As a married man with four young children, we have all had a great experience travelling to many different courses (Randwick, Flemington, Rosehill & Caulfield) to follow “Our Boy”. Many of our family and friends have also joined the “Charlie Boy ride” which makes it even more enjoyable.
All the way throughout Charlie’s career, Mike, Chris and their team have kept us fully informed with progress, where he is heading, how he is training etc. They have also provided fantastic advice and planning regarding Charlie’s career.
The fun and thrills we have had with Charlie is irreplaceable and for that we will always thank Mike and Chris at Triple Crown for providing us with this unforgettable experience.
The BOBS bonus earned from Charlie has been reinvested in a 2yo filly with Triple Crown. So horse number two is now in pre-training. Another Charlie? Maybe? Whatever happens, I can guarantee my family and I will again have a lot of fun.”
Matt Botfield and family – Owners
“I would personally like to commend and recommend the team at Triple Crown for the extended effort in guiding my family into the thrill and enjoyment of thoroughbred racing. Fortunate enough to strike a smart filly first up, the guys at Triple Crown gave us great advice during our horse selection and throughout her development and preparations. The Triple Crown team are true to their word. They keep us constantly updated and in touch via phone or email and organise great hands-on open days to see our horse and speak to trainers and stable staff. Try the Triple Crown experience. It has been loads of fun for us!”
Shannon Truman & family – Owners
Ciaron Maher – Trainer
“We have been lucky enough to be involved with TRIPLE CROWN through a syndication of EIGHT STRAIGHT, since buying into this horse, it has been nothing short of a thrill, he has surpassed everything that we thought he would do & today’s win was so well deserved, Great record two 2nds and now a 1st!!!! Congratulations to all the other owners, Chris Waller & his team, Michael & Chris at Triple Crown. It has been an unbelievable experience dealing with all of these people, Triple Crown are so professional, a pleasure to deal with keeping you right up to date with the horses progression constantly. It really has been a fantastic experience to be part of this & we look forward to EIGHT STRAIGHT’S return. Keep up the fantastic work. Many thanks and regards.”
Donna Love – Owner
“Chris & Mike,
I have been involved in three other horses elswhere before this one. Everything you guys do is perfect. Both of you make us feel like we have been friends for years. Every time I ring both of you are always so happy to talk. All I can say is if anyone asks me about owning horses, I will say give the boys a call at Triple Crown as they are the best in the game by far. Thanks.”
Adam Lumsden – Owner
“Would recommend anyone to be involved with Triple Crown Syndications. The level of communication between Owners, Trainers and Management is second to none. Up to date information is vital to ensure all stakeholders are fully informed on all issues, this is one of Triple Crown’s greatest assets.”
Darren King – Owner
“Dear Michael & Chris,
I have been involved with a couple of syndicators in the past few years and I must say that Triple Crown are the best in relation to keeping owners informed, whether that be by email or phone. Congrats boys. Also congratulations on your recent successes!”
Tim Collins – Owner
“I have been training horses for Triple Crown for several years now and in this time I have found them to be very honest, dedicated and professional in the way they operate. Triple Crown are leaders because they do the ‘hard yards’ and research prior to selecting their horses. Chris & Mike have a very good eye when it comes to selecting horses and as such I am delighted to be training for them.”
John Hawkes – Trainer
“Chris Ward and his team have always provided me with the best professional advice in the industry. Their pedigree analysis and breeding advice is second to none and I have some outstanding weanlings, yearlings and two year olds to race as a result. The thing I like about these guys is the honesty and integrity in the manner they conduct their business. They never try to push you into any particular stallion – it’s all about selecting the most suitable and best value stallion for your mares. This breeding knowledge has extended to the selection of young horses to race and this has been confirmed by the many Triple Crown Bloodstock horses visiting the winners circle.”
Mike D’Silva – Breeder
“I am a first time owner in racing and have had immediate success with Triple Crown Bloodstock. It has always been my dream to race a horse and with Triple Crown (Chris and Michael) they have made the experience so wonderful and smooth sailing. All the doubts that I had have been erased because of their honesty and professional manner in the way they operate. Above all every call or query made to Triple Crown has been treated with sincerity and all queries are dealt with promptly. I thoroughly recommend to any aspiring owner to get on board purely for the fact the boys know their business and their love of racing always comes through.”
Sied Semaan – Owner
“As a first time syndication owner I am very pleased with the professionalism and dedication that Triple Crown has shown. Their choice of horses is second to none with the result of our horse Miss Independent the winner of the 2008 Inglis Classic race. Triple Crown’s feedback of the day to day events involving our horses is both regular and informative.We have just bought into another horse with Triple Crown so if you want to get involved in horses with results then Chris and Michael Ward of Triple Crown are the way to go. The ride has been fantastic!”
Jane Jones – Owner