Last Wednesday all of the miRunners community had their eyes turned towards Warwick Farm as the Lindsay Park trained Fixated lined up for his biggest race yet, the $2 million Inglis Millennium- 2YOS.
Originally scheduled to be run on the Saturday prior, extreme weather conditions forced the race meeting to be postponed. Both Inglis feature races were then shifted to the Wednesday program despite deteriorating conditions.
As the race meeting rolled into town, the sun was shining, the humidity was present, and the miRunners mantra of 2x2x2 was ready to heat up the track.
With miRunners community members out to support their team, nothing was going to wipe the smiles off their faces, not even a Heavy 9 track rating.
Following an eye-catching debut run at Caulfield which saw him finish third, Fixated cemented himself as a strong chance in the $2 million Inglis Millennium- 2YOS.
Co-trainer Tom Dabernig said, “He has trained on nicely from his impressive first-up run, and if he handles the conditions I’m sure he will run very well.”
Fixated in the stalls pre-race.
As nerves, excitement and anticipation filled the community, over 40 owners had travelled from as far as Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane to experience the thrill of racing at the top level.
The dedication of the miRunners ownership community was prevalent from the pre-race stalls to the grandstand, as an abundance of love for Fixated was shown through endless amounts of photos and pats.
There was plenty of love being shared among owners and their horse Fixated.
From the moment Regan Bayliss was introduced to the crowd as the jockey of Fixated, it was clear that miRunners were ready to make some noise.
Not only were their cheers electrifying, but they also signified a new era of racehorse ownership. One where all Australians can access premium level horses to race against the elites in the Sport of Kings.
Jockey Regan Bayliss wore the miRunners colours with pride as he was introduced to the Warwick Farm crowd.
Jumping from barrier 6, Bayliss positioned Fixated in the second half of the field before a run presented around the turn into the home straight. Unfortunately Fixated couldn’t handle the track, and the wheels kept spinning in the wet where he finished eighth.
“The horse has pulled up great; it is just a matter of fact that he didn’t get through the ground.” Bayliss said.
“So, a complete forgive run. Hopefully, he freshens back up, get him back on drier ground. As Dave said, he thinks he is a nice horse, but we just have to keep him away from wet tracks.”
Final 600m replay of the 2020 $2 Million Inglis Millennium-2YOS.
2020 has already seen miRunners experience the thrill of racing 2x horses in 2x $2 million races in 2x months. With a select number of horses purchased each yearling sale, this speaks volumes to the quality of horse selected by the bloodstock team.
If you want to join the ownership revolution, now is the time to jump on board the ride as both remaining two-year-old fillies have final units available to purchase. Become an owner today from $187 per unit + $15 per month.