The life of Justin Darcy is in the world of horse racing, particularly in media and in horse ownership.
Thoroughbred racing is the third most attended spectator sport in Australia. It is also an industry that provides full- or part-time employment for almost 250,000 people, the equivalent of 77,000 jobs.
20 year old Justin from Traralgon already has a number of media credits under his belt including writing for bets.com.au, racing.com, Ladies in Racing magazine, the Melbourne Racing Club and Ciaron Maher Racing. He has also been broadcasting race previews on local radio stations TRFM and Gippsland’s Gold for the last three years.
That’s just the media work. Justin is also the Director and a part shareholder in Buy a Racehorse that enables people to buy a share in a racehorse with Australia’s leading syndicators.
“I interview racing’s big and small syndicators,” Justin told Gippsland Goodness, “trying to help improve their business within racing.”
“I try to get as many people involved in horse ownership as possible, showing and explaining what comes with owning a horse, and which horses look like strong yearlings, via the website.”
“Buy a Racehorse is an online platform where racing syndicators can advertise their yearlings with the approved PDS from Racing Victoria, where I will then post about them on social media, YouTube videos, webinars and through a weekly newsletter.
“Buy a Racehorse Exchange is the other platform that is run through the company, where shareholders can advertise their own share in their own horse for a one off set fee. As on Buy a Racehorse, this is advertised on social media, YouTube and the weekly newsletter,” Justin said.
Justin himself owns three small shares in horses that are trained in Melbourne.
You will often find Justin at a racetrack on weekends, except at the moment. When Melbourne is no longer in lockdown and crowds are allowed back at tracks, that’s where you’ll find him again, mixing it with racing industry identities.
Buy a Racehorse is also on Facebook.
See this story from 2018: Talk about racing: Justin Darcy
One of Justin’s Blinkers On videos from 11 July 2020: