RWWA is pleased to have appointed well-respected Western Australian Sportsman Dean Cox, fashion and lifestyle blogger, Rayne Embley and Western Australian Businessman Rick Hart, as it’s ambassadors for Owners Only.
Rick, Dean and Rayne both share a genuine passion for the racing industry and have found excitement in racehorse ownership.
As ambassadors, Rick, Dean and Rayne promote the Owners Only program and its associated benefits, as well as attending a variety of Owners Only events.
As current owners of racing animals their experience in undertaking the ownership journey is a valuable one to share..
In February 2015, RWWA appointed former West Coast star Dean Cox as its ambassador for the Owners Only initiative.
Dean’s interest in racehorse ownership was sparked by his uncle’s involvement in the industry, but it wasn’t until he joined the West Coast Eagles that he became an owner in his own right. He entered into his first syndication with a few of his fellow team mates, including Michael Gardner, Drew Banfield, Ben Cousins, Chad Morrison and Daniel Kerr.
Dean, a 2006 premiership ruckman, has often said that the feeling he gets watching his horse step out onto the track is more nerve-racking then he’s every felt in his 290-game career.
Rayne Embley is RWWA’s newest Owners Only ambassador, joining the team in September 2016.
Rayne is a well-known fashion and lifestyle blogger, and a regular on the Perth social scene, who often attends major racing events and was also a host for RWWA’s live broadcast of the Ascot Summer Racing Carnival in 2015.
Having had a brief introduction to racehorse ownership in the past with close family members owning shares in racehorses, Rayne has decided to experience the excitement for herself with recently buying a share into a 2yo Colt by Blackfriars out of Classy Charmer, at the 2016 Magic Millions Sales.
Rick Hart joined RWWA's Owners Only team in mid-January 2016.
Rick is a well-known Western Australian businessman, whose affiliation with the industry dates back before the early 90s when he raced Group 1 champion Jack or Better.
From a young age Rick always wanted to be involved in the racing industry in some way. In 1974, Rick was an Assistant Steward for Cannington Greyhounds first meeting. He was also one of Western Australia’s highest-profile bookmakers for over a decade as well as being the former president of the WA Bookmakers’ Association.
Rick has been involved in owning racehorses for many years and still to this day finds enjoyment out of racehorse ownership.