Fresh off the heels of miRunners selling out their second horse, we speak to Fox Sports presenter and co-owner of miRunners’ first horse, Adam Peacock about his miRunners experience so far.
Being a life-long racing fan but never able to justify the price of thoroughbred ownership, Adam was one of the first people involved in miRunners, signing-up with Saganaki when units were first released in 2017.
The Fox Sports presenter recently visited Emeran Park to meet the horse that he part-owns and explained to miRunners.com why he got involved.
“I always said to my wife that I’d buy a horse when I’m 50 and although I’m not 50 yet, miRunners came along which made ownership so cost effective,” explained Adam.
“It’s been a great experience so far: the best part about it is that you’re never in the dark about what your horse is up to whether it be with the trainer when he’s in work or resting at Emeran Park with Shannon and the crew.
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“The miRunners mob keep you up to date all the time with what he’s up to so it’s been a great, eye-opening experience that I’m really enjoying.”
miRunners is a new concept in Australia racing that buys quality racehorses, matches them up with Australia’s best trainers and splits the cost into 1,000 to make it affordable for everyday Australians.
“You don’t own half the horse, you just own a little bit but you’re invested in it and that means your fully invested emotionally in it,” said Adam.
“If you’re not a banking magnate or you don’t have money just flying about, miRunners is the best way for you to get into ownership and get involved in the whole industry.
“If you love horse racing like I do you know it’s a wonderful industry: from the people at spelling parks to people who look after the horse day-to-day as well as race day which has such a communal feel race day and is so social as well. To be involved and to have some skin in the game is great.”
Units of ownership in miRunners horses start at $275 per unit with monthly fees only $15 for your first unit and $5 for any additional units. The fees cover training, insurance, vet fees, admin, legal, transport etc so that you never have to put your hand in your pocket for additional costs.
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“There’s two main reasons to get involved: miRunners is so simple and is very cost effective,” summarised Adam.
“Importantly, you don’t have to blow the bank to get involved and it is so simple – you just go through the miRunners website and hook into it there. After that, you’re in and always updated with a constant stream of information coming your way.”
With Saganaki selling out late last year and the second miRunners horse, Shezawitness selling out in February 2018 [less than a month after going on sale] there are a number of other horses now available for people to buy into with miRunners with trainers such as David Hayes and Gai Waterhouse.
You can browse Our Stable where you can choose which horse or trainer you want to buy into, starting from just $275 for an ownership unit.