Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management bred Membership in Kentucky from the Diesis mare Shamisen. The colt went through the ring at the 2001 Keeneland September yearling sale as a member of the Voute Sales consignment and was listed as sold to Darley for $35,000. He has made all 16 of his starts for Saeed Manana.
A Kentucky-bred son of Belong to Me, ridden by Gary Stevens, won Wednesday's first race at Ascot, the Jersey Stakes (Eng-III) for 3-year-olds. Stevens piloted Membership to a 2 1/2-length win over 2-1 favorite Arakan.Membership, at odds of 20-1, raced in mid-pack through the first half of the seven-furlong test. He made his move with 1 1/2 furlongs to go and had the lead as the field headed for the wire. He completed the race in 1:26.40.The winner is trained by Clive Brittain for Saeed Manana. Membership had previously placed in six added-money events, but had never won in stakes company. He finished second in the May 31 Cheveley Park Stud King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket in his last start.