UPDATE: Not A Royal Doubt has sold out with the Australian public purchasing all 1,000 available units. If you missed out it is okay, click Our Stables to view our range of available horses and trainers.
Whether you’re a sports nut, a regular racegoer or simply a lover of horses, nothing beats the experience of owning a premium racehorse like Not A Royal Doubt – trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
1: You get inside information delivered to your inbox directly from the trainer and stable.
As an owner you are able to find out exactly how your horse has been performing at training, how it has been behaving and get a good idea of its prospects going into the next race. At miRunners you will receive a weekly video update from the trainer and the stables, updating you on every aspect of your horse’s life. The below update is a recent update on Not A Royal Doubt…
2: You get to be involved in naming the horse
Ever seen a ridiculous name for a racehorse and thought you could come up with something better? As an owner you get a say in the name of your racehorse and get to choose whether it’s a funny name, a link back to its pedigree, a personal anecdote or something entirely different. As a miRunners owner you are able to submit and vote for your preferred name for the horse, as well as help create the shortlist of names.
FINAL UNITS: Not A Royal Doubt close to selling out
3: Not A Royal Doubt is trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott
Gai Waterhouse is certainly no stranger to winning. After a 12-year apprentice at Tulloch Lodge under her father T.J Smith, Gai recorded a winner in her first race, her first metropolitan race and her first Group One race. No mean feat: this is why Gai’s name is synonymous with success.
One might think nowadays that The Lady Trainer would rest on her laurels but Gai is determined to keep on winning. In 2007 she was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and across 20 years of racing Gai has recorded a staggering 120 Group One wins, not far behind her father and Bart Cummings on the all-time list.
Co-trainer Adrian Bott has always surrounded himself with thoroughbreds. Growing up at Segenhoe Stud, Adrian’s track record, passion and dedication for racing and breeding was instrumental in Gai offering the 29-year-old the much-coveted role of co-trainer at Tulloch Lodge in Randwick alongside The Lady Trainer. It took just six days after the partnership was formed for Adrian and Gai to record their first winner in the stakes company when Thronum won the ATC Rosebud-LR.
4: VIP access to your horse
Don’t worry about trying to catch a glimpse as the horse is led away from the track after a race, as an owner you are treated like royalty. It is your horse and you get to see, meet and touch it. This is where lovers of horses see the true value in racehorse ownership. At miRunners, you get the full ownership experience no matter how many units you own. You have the opportunity to visit your horse at the stables, you get to go to the holding pens during barrier trials, you’ll pat your horse, have photos with your horse. miRunners owners have unique access to their horse.
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Photo: Some owners of the sold-out Saganaki before his first trial.
Photo: miRunners owners Julie Snook and Hugo Johnstone-Burt meet Saganaki for the first time.
5: You get to tell your friends you own a racehorse
Everyone has that mate who brags about buying a jetski, or the neighbour who always tries to one-up you. As a racehorse owner you can now claim one of the biggest status symbols: owning a race horse. It doesn’t have to be a competition though, it’s just as fun to own a horse with friend and with miRunners – ownership is affordable for all Australians.
6: Race day experience
You know that exhilarating feeling you have when you’ve put $5 on a horse and he’s leading the pack with 150 metres to go? Now imagine that feeling when you have more than just $5 on the horse. Imagine that feeling when you own the horse.
Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping – or the emotional attachment stronger – than when your own horse is competing. Especially when you’re there in person, watching it race amongst the other owners.
The miRunners experiences gives you all of this and at a price that won’t break the bank. The emotional connection with the horse you just can’t get as a punter, plus a private area at the track for all miRunners owners to watch the race.
7: Low cost to get involved
For decades, having a top trainer with a quality horse has cost thousands of dollars but right now you can own a unit trained by one of Australia’s leading trainers for less than a cup of coffee per week.
For $275 (plus $15 per month for your first unit) you can be a co-owner in a quality thoroughbred trained by Gai Waterhouse.