During the spring Australian Racing refocuses again on 2YO racing in an effort to find the next superstar of racing. But just as exciting and often more rewarding can be the return to the track of the 3YO thoroughbred and for many the first full race preparation.
On a soft track at Wyong yesterday the first miRunners horse, Saganaki, stretched his legs on the track for the first time this Spring. Owners were ready to see what this gelding had in the tank now he was a 3YO. And he did not disappoint.
Saganaki pinged from the gate and did it all himself. He was clearly mentally stronger and everything about the run was horse driven.
It was early to go to trial in this prep, barely 4 weeks in the stable, so it was a quiet run but given the weather of late it appears a smart move from the Lees stable. They utilised the trial instead of another day at the track and kept Saganaki’s prep moving for to see just where this gelding was heading.
Saganaki raced as a 2YO and secured two placings. The Lees stable took Saganaki owners to the track 3 times in total last season and secured them prize money on two of those outings. Something that is likely to prove extremely beneficial as a 3YO. And this showed yesterday where of the eight runners in yesterday’s 3YO trial all bar one were unraced.
The Lees stable reminded us yesterday that patience in racing is a must. Although Saganaki raced as a 2YO, delivered fun to their owners and prize money, his racing career is positioned as all ahead of him now.
Kris Lees is known for his quiet patience with horses and this is one of the many reasons miRunners commenced their ground-breaking affordable ownership model with this stable. Thoroughbred ownership is about knowing your horse, connecting with your trainer and trusting that when you put your horse first they will return that confidence.
This mantra underpins the mirunners philosophy, when you are an owner with miRunners you get close to your horse and you want what is best for your horse. Saganaki is now showing his owners that their patience has likely delivered a calmer, stronger and ready to race thoroughbred.
You can get close to a mirunners horse and trainer with a unit in the next thoroughbreds on offer.
Units are available today in thoroughbreds in training in Queensland and New South Wales for just $275 per unit and $15 a month for the first unit and $5 for each additional unit.
Tony Gollan will train the stunning Your Song X Sheeznodoubt filly, full sister to recent winning Hollaback Girl, and you can purchase units in her here.
Bjorn Baker will train the Rubick X Slainte filly, out of the new season Sire on fire Rubick, and you can purchase units in her here.
We have an exclusive offer for new owners: Purchase your first unit in a new horse before 31 October to get your first month fee-free.