Welcome to High Street Racing

High Street Racing is open to new members! If you would like to join the fun, you can find everything you need to become part of the team here.

High Street Racing concluded its first year with three wins and 10 places from 33 starts, for earnings of 71,961 euros. All three horses who carried the High Street silks were in the money in 2016.

After successfully kicking off our second year down in Cagnes sur Mer, both Grey Sensation and Bleu Astral have performed well in 2017. Both horses have shown they can handle a variety of surfaces and have placed several times including a win by Bleu Astral in Compiègne.

Our other news of 2016 is now official: We moved into our new stableyard that we purchased from France Galop. The new yard has 18 boxes on a 2,000-square-meter site located just off the training gallops. It will feature an owner’s lounge and accommodations, so we will be better able to host our owners from afar. The facilities will also allow us to host events here, and we’ll have a big screen to watch race replays in the bar area. Our farriers are now on-site, and the horse walker will be added this year. It won’t be done overnight, but we will be able to offer a top-class facility to take us forward.

Thank you all for being a part of High Street Racing. We’re glad that you’re enjoying the syndicate and hope to see all of you racing and visit us in the coming years!

High Street Racing’s trainer Gina Rarick

High Street Racing's trainer Gina Rarick giving riding orders to jockey Alexis Badel before Grey Sensation's race Saturday 16 January, 2016 at the Hippodrome de la Cote d'Azur in Cagnes sur Mer.

Gina Rarick giving orders to Alexis Badel.

A pioneer in French racing, Wisconsin-born Gina Rarick is the only American Thoroughbred trainer currently at work in  Europe. After establishing herself in Paris as a racing journalist at the International Herald Tribune where she covered major races in America, Hong Kong, and Dubai- as well as France and Britain- she became a permit holder, or amateur trainer, in 2002. She also rode as an amateur jockey and won an annual race for journalists at Saint-Cloud in November 2001.

Following six years as a permit holder, Gina became the first American woman to receive a professional French trainers’ license. Based in Maisons-Laffitte, her first horse as a professional trainer, Pixie’s Blue, was purchased for 6,500 euros in Newmarket. In her second start in France, the filly won a Maisons-Laffitte claimer worth 12,500 euros to the winner.

Over the years, she has earned a reputation for improving horses bought with a limited budget. The quality of horses has been rising over the years, and Gina won her first black-type Pattern race in 2015 with Ella Diva in the Prix des Jouvenceaux et Jouvencelles in Vichy. The personal care and attention Gina lavishes on her boutique yard has yielded a steady increase in both victories and earnings.

Gina personally oversees the purchase of horses for High Street Racing, either at auction or privately.

With an average purse of more than €24,000 per race, our members enjoy the highest prize money in Europe. France is the only country in Europe where racing makes economic sense. Moreover, the French average does not include French owner premiums, which add 64 percent for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds, and 43 percent for 5-year-olds and up.

Enjoy the benefits of French thoroughbred ownership.