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Mr. Christopher E. Hill

Years as an Owner: 10
Horses Owned (Current): 5
Horses Owned (Lifetime): 9
Best Horse: Raintree Starlet
Best Win: 2019 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas (winner Raintree Starlet)
Trainer(s): Michele Boyce, Brian Williamson
Best Experience as an Owner:
Watching Boom Box win three races in a row at Arlington Park (Arlington Heights, Illinois) during the summer of 2015
What I like about Thoroughbred Racing:
Learning about the horses and "sport of kings," being up close to the action/equine athletes (particularly the ones I'm part-owner of), the racetrack experience, meeting new/old friends, the competition, the adrenaline rush, and the "thrill of victory"
How I Became a Thoroughbred Owner:
Being a casual bettor since the early 90s, I always wondered what it would be like to be in the owner's shoes. After much research, I took that leap in March 2009 when I became part-owner of a filly via Horseplayers Racing Club (Renton, Washington).
Best Advice:
I'm not exactly an "old hand" in the ownership game, but (continuing) education, due diligence, patience, professional respect, and a healthy dose of realism might be considered
Owner Bio

Licensed, responsible part-owner of 5 thoroughbred horses (via Renton, Washington-based Horseplayers Racing Club) including 14-year-old allowance level racer-turned-broodmare Birdie Told Me and her offspring Mistletoe Miss (6-year-old mare on vacation in Kentucky; sire multiple Grade I winning millionaire/3-time Illinois Horse of the Year Giant Oak), Raintree Starlet (4-year-old stakes-winning filly racing in Arkansas; sire multiple Grade I winner and millionaire Get Stormy), Carrier Pigeon (3-year-old colt training in Arkansas; sire stakes-placed Bold Warrior), and a 2-year-old filly training in Kentucky (sire multiple graded stakes winner Straight Line). Former part-owner of Boom Box (6 winner's circle appearances with us), Striking Chap, and Hidinginthebarrel. Member of Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.