Wherever you are in Australia, Peter Morley can get you into a winning racehorse!
Since first jumping over the fence of an English racetrack at the age of 8, Peter Morley has loved horse racing!
Migrating to Australia at age 11, he just about grew up at the races, and at the age of 21, he followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming the youngest licensed bookmaker in Australia – a successful business he ran for 5 years. Another event that happened at 21 was to be more life changing than Peter could ever have thought. He actually laid hands on his very first horse and was soon voluntarily working in stables, learning as much as he possibly could about thoroughbreds.
With a voracious appetite for racing, it was only natural that he should eventually become a racehorse owner. The first winner arrived courtesy of a lease arrangement with a good friend, and a short stint as a hobby trainer soon beckoned. Pete trained his first winner in 1994. It was a costly exercise however, and a tough grind without ‘real’ money to buy quality stock. Pete decided there had to be a better way, and in 1995 became one of the original handful of professional racehorse syndicators in Australia, testing the water with a cast off from Australia’s biggest stable. Without a win-but with five exciting placings, it was an enjoyable time meeting many new, like-minded people (some of whom are still clients and friends today), and the business now known as Belhus Racing Stables was born from humble beginnings.
Twenty plus years and hundreds of winners later, Peter has been at the forefront of a movement to change racing from “the sport of Kings” to the “the sport of the people”! He has gained the recognition of his industry peers by becoming one of the most successful and longest standing syndicators of racehorses in Australia, and is the original ‘Racehorse Syndication Specialist’, being only one of a handful of people in Australia who only syndicate racehorses for a living.
In a business where thoroughbreds often change hands for big money, Peter has given the opportunity to thousands of people to own a share in a quality racehorse for a fraction of the cost of the whole horse. Success on the track has not only been frequent, but has been achieved at the highest level with Peter’s syndicated horses winning at Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 and Listed levels. This prolonged success, coupled with Peter’s motto of “people go where they’re wanted and stay where they’re appreciated”, has seen Peter’s two companies, Belhus Racing Stables and Grand Syndicates flourish to become benchmarks for the industry.
With a reputation of being an honest and trustworthy operator with excellent communication skills with decades of experience in the game, Pete is a Past President of the Western Australia Racehorse Owners Association, holds a Permit To Train, and runs an agistment centre too! For Pete, horses aren’t a part-time sideline-it’s his whole income-his whole working life!
His straight forward advice and opportunity has bought countless people to the racecourse both as owners and invited guests, and has put well over a thousand of them right where they wanted to be – In the Winner’s Circle!
There’s no doubt that owning a racehorse can be one of the most pleasurable things that you can ever do in your entire life. Whether you take up the reins yourself, or you’re happy to have everything looked after for you and join a syndicate through either Belhus Racing Stables or Grand Syndicates, you’ll find horse racing an interesting, rewarding, emotional and stimulating experience! So read on, absorb some or all of the information on this website, and get set to benefit from the knowledge of one of Australia’s most successful racing entrepreneurs – Peter Morley!