Royal Ascot Racing Club Hoping For 'Home' Win

Features | 13th June 2022

Promising filly ALL THE TIME has 185 reasons to run well in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

That’s how many owners the attractive daughter of Kodiac will be cheered home by in the five-furlong dash, which is one of the most prestigious two-year-old races of the British Flat Season.

All The Time will carry the colours of the Royal Ascot Racing Club, whose membership will also enjoy fine food and champagne in the sumptuous surrounds of the racecourse’s club rooms at the Royal Meeting.

“This lovely filly is starting off a new crop of exciting horses for the club,” says founder Harry Herbert, “so it’s wonderful that she’s among the leading contenders for such a famous race.

“Some of our members will be lucky enough to be in the parade ring but everyone will be cheering her on from our private balcony. The temperature in the room will be rising, especially if she runs well.”

All The Time was bought at the Doncaster breeze-ups for £58,000 in April, much to Harry’s delight. “We set our budget at £60,000 so only just managed to buy her which we were thrilled about as the market was particularly strong.”

The filly quickly began to show her potential in the care of trainers Simon and Ed Crisford, so much so that around six weeks later she emerged as a leading fancy for the Queen Mary with a five-length debut success at Nottingham.

“We were expecting a big run because Simon and Ed were very happy with her going into the race,” adds Harry. “She was a little fiery at first, as breeze-up horses often are, but she soon began to settle well. Her first piece of serious work was good and her second piece even better.

“On paper the maiden she won looked a very good race so we were delighted she did it so decisively. Following that performance we are obviously very hopeful of a big run with top jockey James Doyle on board.”

The Royal Ascot Racing Club was formed by Harry back in 1997 and is no stranger to success at the Royal Meeting. Five years later the Michael Bell-trained Revenue won them another big two-year-old race, the Windsor Castle Stakes.

“This is probably the best racing club in the world as it’s so unique,” adds Harry. “Our members not only enjoy the attractive facilities and hospitality but have an interest in four quality horses. They share all the prize money we win and if we sell a horse for twice the amount we paid for it they also receive a percentage.

“Some of our members are established racehorse owners in their own right while others are experiencing the involvement for the first time. Our horses are a terrific glue that get everyone talking and our stable visits are always very well attended.”

The next visit to the Crisfords’ Newmarket stables will certainly be fully subscribed if All The Time can maintain her unbeaten record in front of a worldwide audience.


The Royal Ascot Racing Club provides its Members with the opportunity to experience unparalleled style and luxury in its unique Club rooms at the world’s most prestigious racecourse, coupled with the excitement of participating in the Club’s stable of racehorses.

Members have an interest in up to five horses, which run in the Club’s white and dark blue colours. With purchase cost, training and all racing expenses included in the annual subscription, this is a risk-free alternative to traditional racing ownership.