Nothing compares to the moment you see your own horse parading in the mounting yard. It’s like seeing your baby’s first steps. Especially if it’s your first. Premium thoroughbred ownership is special.
Hearing the pre-race comments exclusively from your trainer and jockey, explaining their vision of how they believe the race will play out. Listening to where your horse will sit in the field. Will it sit two back on the rails and make its move on the turn, or is the plan to lead from start to finish?
There is no way to explain what goes through an owner’s head when watching their own horse make their way out to the gates. There is no way you can understand it if you watch without the bond of thoroughbred ownership and love between you and your own racehorse – you need to feel it yourself.
Waiting anxiously for the race to begin, it’s simultaneously the best and worst feeling in the world, as so many different scenarios play out in your head. You can’t help but wonder – could our horse win this race? Is that actually a possibility? This race? Today? More importantly, though, you want your horse to finish the race safely and without injury. They are family, and you always want the best for your family. This is the feeling of immense compassion associated with thoroughbred ownership, it is a real connection between you and your thoroughbred.
Of course, you want a good result out of it, but your main concern is for your horse’s wellbeing, proving that thoroughbred ownership goes way beyond the world of punting.
The most amazing thing about thoroughbred ownership is that this maelstrom of emotions is felt by all owners, whether you own a small share of it or all of it.
The Australian racing community stood still on Saturday afternoon to witness history as mighty mare Winx went on to win her fourth consecutive Cox Plate, but nothing was close to what the owners and those involved in caring for and preparing Winx went through prior to that race.
The incredible emotion felt by the owners of Winx before, during and after every single race she runs is just incredible, but this was something else. This wonder horse brings the entire community together even beyond the world of racing, continually drawing in record crowds to race days just to see her in the flesh. What is even more astonishing is the effect that the roaring crowd has on Winx herself as she races. It’s as though she responds to the intense cheering of the crowd as she comes around the home bend, and it somewhat encourages her to finish off the race in pure Winx fashion.
The reactions are real, the love is real, and the emotions are raw and pure every single time she steps out onto the track. That is what racing and thoroughbred ownership are all about, it is a heart-stopping thrill for all involved and it is a unique experience to be shared with family and friends.
Zoushack made his racing debut in Race 1 on Everest Day at Royal Randwick, one of the most significant days on the racing calendar. Owners in Zoushack were able to come to Randwick to watch their colt debut and additionally given the opportunity to apply for an exclusive ballot with 40 tickets available to gain access to the Members enclosure and the mounting yard prior to the race. From the day they bought in, these owners have received weekly video updates and watched as their horse grew from the yearling at purchase, through to the powerful racehorse that they are today. With their racing career all still in front of them.
The experience was described by owner Ken who attended on Everest Day: “It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. It was so great to share with so many other owners”.
Judy said “It was a fabulous experience. Thank you mi-runners, this journey is so much fun and there are such exciting times ahead. What more could you ask for?”
The pre-race jitters were evident amongst all owners before the race, as they watched on anxiously as McEvoy rode their beloved Zoushack out to the gates for the very first time.
The emotions continued to build as they all gathered together by the finishing post to watch their boy, with many just wanting him to make it through his first race with no injuries or health concerns to follow.
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The love that was shown on this day; the camaraderie and the bond among all Zoushack owners who weren’t known to each other before this was so special to watch and be a part of, as well as the pure admiration and love they all so clearly felt towards their boy Zoushack.
They were sharing this amazing ownership experience, and all owners said it didn’t matter win or lose, they would be proud of their young colt regardless. Hearing owners say these things confirmed just how strong the bond really is between owners and their thoroughbred, and how special racehorse ownership truly is.
Owning a racehorse is a new experience to try, and it is now made affordable and available to everyone through miRunners. It’s never been a better time to join the 2,100+ Australians who are now sharing new experiences together as premium thoroughbred owners. And if you buy one or more units in these horses as a first-time buyer before 31 October, the first month is fee-free. There are three horses currently with units for sale: Your Song x Sheeznodoubt @ $275, Rubick X Slainte @ $275, and Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere @ $198.
For the first unit bought in any miRunners horse, owners pay $15 each month to cover costs and care, which drops to $5 per month for the second and subsequent units bought.
Become a part of something truly unique and special and discover the heart-stopping thrill associated with thoroughbred ownership. You won’t regret it!