At the races

Aussie startup giving the average Australian a chance to own a champion racehorse

miRunners executive director Chris Ryan spoke with Angela Castles of SmartCompany to get the word out: “crowdfunding for horses” will shape the future of Australian horse racing. We’re making it possible for hundreds of thousands of Australians to own a share in a thoroughbred. “We did some market research and worked out only eight per cent of people interested in racing participated as an owner,” Ryan says. “The affordability of high-level [racing] participation is out of most people’s reach. We thought, what if we could do something that was radically different?” Traditionally, horse-racing syndicates cost thousands of dollars to participate…

at the races

AFR interviews Australian startup taking racehorse ownership to the masses

miRunners executive director Chris Ryan spoke last year about how our new Australian start-up is offering punters the chance to buy into a thoroughbred racehorse for as little as $275. Our founders hoped to attract a fresh crowd to the races amid dwindling attendance numbers. With nearly 2000 new Australian horse owners from all walks of life, we’re confident we have a winning model. By making it possible for hundreds of thousands of Australians to own a share in a premium thoroughbred, miRunners hopes to invigorate the future of Australian racing. Regardless of the number of units you own, you…