Owners love the stable names for their racehorses. It allows them to get connected to their horses before an official name is chosen and can also gives them a unique little insight to their thoroughbred’s personality.
For example, many Saganaki owners still refer to him as his stable name – Bluey – which was chosen when he was still known to outsiders as “Real Saga x Cubism”.
With miRunners purchasing five horses at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions, we sat down with Shannon Betts, Owner and Founder of Emeran Park, to talk through the stable names of the current miRunners’ horses.
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miRunners purchases premium thoroughbreds at Australia’s best auctions, matches them up with the nation’s best trainers and gives Australians the best ownership experience for an affordable price. You can own your share in one of these horses for $275 plus a monthly fee of $15 for your first unit ($5 for any additional units).
While often the stable name can reflect the personality of a horse, Shannon says that it’s not as big as a process as people often imagine.
“I’d like to be able to say we sat down and came up with some very deep and meaningful back stories for all our stable names but quite often they’re what just pops into our head,” explained Shannon.
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“Usually it’s something that develops from their name because everyone starts saying ‘oh can someone go grab the Rubick filly from the paddock’ and then you start making something of it, or something pops into your head and the next thing you know, it’s stuck.
“It’s a very organic process.”
Shezawitness: Bossy Betty. Named because she’s such a dominant filly. Right from the word go she was the boss of whatever paddock or stable she found herself in.
Saganaki: Bluey. Named Bluey because from a very early age he used to herd the rest of the horses in the paddock. He’d go around, chase them around the paddock and try to bite the bottom of their legs just like a blue heeler cattle dog.
Not A Royal Doubt: Pearl. There’s no play on words for this one. She looks like a pearler of a racehorse and she’s a bit of a nanna in the paddock: she looks after the other fillies. So she got a classic nanna name: Pearl!
Zoushack: Shaquille. The stable started calling him ‘The Shack’ because he’s Zoustar X Shack. As he’s so tall and lanky, “The Shack” turned into “Shaquille”, named after the tall basketballer, Shaquille O’Neal who is also known as ‘Shaq’.
Rubick x Slainte: Ruby-Jean. The stable started calling her Ruby because she’s a Rubick. From there it went from Ruby to Ruby-Jean and then it stuck.
Your Song x Sheeznodoubt: Sheena. A typically organic process for a stable name. Starting with “go get the She’s No Doubt filly” it became Sheena overtime as it rolls off the tongue and has a similar sound.
While Saganaki and Bossy Betty (Shezawitness) are all sold out, you can purchase any of the other four horses for only $275 a unit (cost price with no mark-up) plus a monthly fee of $15 to cover training, insurance, admin, vet fees etc.
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If you are considering the strong, early runner, Pearl (Not A Royal Doubt) you will have to be quick with the majority of units already sold in that horse.
Benefits of Ownership
- Certificate of ownership
- Invitations to meet the horse
- Weekly video updates from trainers
- A potential private area to watch the race at the track
- A share of the prize money
- The emotional investment that comes with owning a horse and watching it grow, train and race
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