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Syndicate launched following breeze tweet

A CHANCE tweet at the Tattersalls Craven breeze on Tuesday by James Knight of Coral saw a new syndicate launched within the morning for trainer Jeremy Gask. 

Knight remarked on Twitter that Gask was looking for a two-year-old at around the 15,000gns mark. When Eamonn Wilmott, managing director of Horses First Racing, tweeted back about the possibility of setting up a 50 member twitter syndicate, it was immediately retweeted by Knight with the response that the fledgling syndicate was half full by the endof the morning.

"I'd been thinking about launching a twitter syndicate," said Wilmott, "and so when I saw James tweeting about Jeremy watching the breeze, I tweeted the idea of a 50 member twitter syndicate - members topay £400 each and then £50 a month, which would give Jeremy a budget of 20,000gns.

"James liked the idea and retweeted it, and then it went mad. We've had interest from Australia, Ireland and obviously Britain, from people we've had no contact with before. About 30 people have shown interest - there's a great energy to it and it just goes to show how powerful social media has become."

Name suggestions have already been submitted, including Tweet Cry and Social Media Puzzle among others.

"So many people have just wanted to be a part of it and hopefully it will be lots of fun for everyone involved."

 

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