In 2019 miRunners owners dared to dream. Now the whole community is living the reality with Dusty Tycoon a leading qualifier in the 2020 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
Now is your chance to experience the ride for a deposit of $50.
Sold to miRunners Racing No.1 as the gavel went down at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Lot 170 joined the miRunners community in making racehorse ownership available to all Australians.
In partnership with Racing Queensland, this premium-bred filly by Written Tycoon out of race-winning mare Sponsored was purchased for $176,000 (including GST). Offered by Highgrove Stud the flashy chestnut with a baldy face and two white back socks joined the group one winning Eagle Farm stable of Robert Heathcote.
“What a beautiful nature she’s got.” Heathcote said. “She’s a beautiful athletic walker.”
miRunners Head of Bloodstock, Mick Malone agreed with these sentiments. “She just uses every part of her body from her nose right down to her tail. Every part moves in perfect motion. Really happy with a filly like this, real substance, real bone and just a quality filly.”
From this moment, the journey into the ‘sport of kings’ that Australians could once only dream about became a reality. With units divided into 1000 opportunities to jump on board from $176 per unit + $15 per month, it was a short dash and the filly was completely sold out.
Lot 170, Written Tycoon x Sponsored 2017 Filly, Gold Coast Magic Millions
As the months progressed, so did this precocious filly known as Ginger. Early on in her education preparations, Emeran Park pre-trainer Shannon said, “she is continuing to grow into a really nice horse.”
Fast forward to a few weeks before her first trial, and the ever-important naming process had commenced. Following hundreds of suggestions made by the Australian public, the owners exclusive voting privilege saw the name ‘Dusty Tycoon’ selected and ready to storm the track.
After completing two promising trials at Doomben and Deagon the ownership dream was about to come true, it was onto the races.
With over 200 owners flocking to the Sunshine Coast in anticipation of her debut run, the thrill of owning a racehorse was heard all around Australia. Jumping to the front and dashing away with a 0.8 length victory, the roar of the entire miRunners community was electric.
Dusty Tycoon winning on debut at the Sunshine Coast
These cheers rolled into Doomben a couple of weeks later, as their magical tycoon continued the ownership ride of a lifetime. Jumping straight to the lead from barrier three, it was all over from there.
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“It was one of the most extraordinary scenes I’ve seen for a race outside a Group race,” on-course caller David Fowler said.
“Broadcasting the race, when they jumped and I called her name, they cheered. Then, from the turn, they went again, and then up into another level as she neared the line.
“It’s almost unique. I haven’t seen anything like this for a long time in racing.”
In recording her second straight win, Dusty also managed to secure her place in the $2 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic to be held on January 11th, 2020.
Owners celebrating in the post-race presentation, photo by Trackside Photography
As people that once aspired to be a part of the illustrious racing industry now living their ownership dream at the highest level, now is your chance to live what can be an adrenaline charge experience of a lifetime.
The yearling sales that are an annual highlight of the Magic Millions carnival will again see miRunners searching for their next shining star like Dusty Tycoon. For all Australians, this is the opportunity that will level the field for you to get involved.
For a deposit of $50, you are now able to secure your part of a premium quality yearling set to be purchased by the miRunners team at the 2020 sales.
(Note miRunners can not guarantee any additional yearlings will be purchased in 2020).
If taking hold of the reins and waiting until January isn’t your racing style, make a mid-race move and purchase your unit in one of our already progressive two-year-old fillies.
Purchase from $187 per unit + $15 per month to start living your dream today.