Eduardo – Australia’s most improved sprinter– will represent miRunners in the 2020 Everest. The more than 2,000 individuals who have bought into miRunners 1,000 micro slots, at $880 each, were thrown a major curve ball when Rothfire broke down when running as the shortest priced favourite in Golden Rose history last weekend.
The 2,000 microslot holders were called on to refresh their vote for their preferred runner and the miRunners panel of Mark Waugh, Lizzie Jelfs, Dan O’Sullivan and Tye Angland were quick to move once the worst was confirmed for Rothfire.
“The issue in such circumstances is that many of the negotiations with the horses were already well advanced. So it’s one thing to identify the horses the panel and the slot holders had targeted. It’s another thing to then secure the right deal on behalf of this team” said Brown.
“We are pleased to announce that we have secured a partnership with Joe Pride and the owners of Eduardo for our micro slot holders. The owners have been wonderful to deal with”, said Brown.
“The panel have seen the improvement Joe Pride has been able to extract from just three runs for Eduardo, they have seen the run he had in The Shorts. The view from the panel is he doesn’t have to improve by much from The Shorts run to be right in the finish.”
Panel member Lizzie Jelfs has always maintained the advantages of selecting a horse that is close to the speed. A position that doesn’t depend on circumstances to enable the runner to be in the finish. Eduardo will be in the front half of the field, he will be ready to pounce if circumstances present. Rachel King has been secured as Eduardo’s rider for this incredible race and is riding in a style that on a number of measures is currently eclipsing most of the leading metro riders. Rachel is a great match for microslot holders.
Eduardo is proven on all types of surfaces so it won’t matter what weather presents which is something panel member Dan O’Sullivan has been big on from the beginning” said Brown.
Eduardo will provide the miRunners micro slot holders with a once in a lifetime experience and that fun is now about to commence in earnest. You can still join this experience with a miEverest micro slot for $880, head to www.mirunners.com/mieverest.
“Racing is an amazing sport, it delivers incredible highs and lows. miRunners has been at the forefront of making micro ownership the ownership model of the future and bringing everyday Australians into thoroughbred ownership. The next step in micro ownership was launched two weeks ago in The Racing League and has already seen thousands of Australians purchase their part of their chosen team. People get a chance to take the leap from spectators to players with a team of thoroughbreds. It is new and exciting and it can change lives. Racing is an industry that always delivers excitement, and this journey to The Everest for the microslot holders has been a once in a lifetime journey that is unreachable in any other sport”, said Brown.