Affordable racehorse ownership: how does it work?

Being able to own a premium thoroughbred for cheaper than a beer per week may seem like like a pipe dream, but with miRunners it has been made possible. What we do miRunners is changing the face of Australian thoroughbred racing, making horse ownership accessible to all Australians. For most of history, ownership of thoroughbreds was limited to a select few with high costs and obstacles making it incredibly difficult for the everyday Australian to enjoy the ownership experience. The miRunners model has changed all that as we aim to bring the best horses together with the best trainers and…

The story behind Emeran Park, the home of Saganaki

Ever wondered why miRunners chose Emeran Park for Saganaki’s education and spelling? Here’s why. A successful career in the city as a journalist never truly satisfied Shannon Betts’ passion for all things thoroughbred so she decided to follow her passion and set-up Emeran Park. Now one of the most sought-after farms in Australia and with a long list of super stars calling it their home away from home, Shannon is truly living her dream. Emeran Park is set in the hills of the Dooralong Valley and this landscape was a major reason Shannon chose this location with the hills working…

Meet the family from Perth who own a racehorse

Gifted a unit in Saganaki by his wife for his birthday, Alan Cundall’s entire family fell in love with horse ownership and now they’ve taken their experience even further. Tell us about you and the family I own a car detailing business here in Perth and used to run my own business as a butcher in New Zealand. We’ve been in Perth as a family for over 20 years after moving from Invercargill. How did you first get introduced to horse ownership? It started with my wife buying me a unit in Saganaki as an early birthday present, which was…

How Critical are X-Rays in Buying Yearlings?

X-Ray assessments have become all the rage in yearling inspections and auctions in the past 15 years. Here we go through why they’re used and how much you should allow them to influence your purchase. First of all, don’t be fooled by the x-ray conversations when talking about yearling purchases. Just like pedigree, an x-ray assessment is not a pass or fail for the yearling being considered, it is one of many factors to consider. RELATED NEWS: Why pedigree shouldn’t be your only consideration The culture surrounding x-rays is now one of suitability and practicality. It is one that allows…

Six reasons why you need to own a racehorse

Whether you’re a sports nut, a regular racegoer or simply a lover of horses, nothing beats the experience of owning a premium racehorse. Here’s why. 1: Race day experience You know that exhilarating feeling you have when you’ve put $5 on a horse and he’s leading the pack with 150 metres to go? Now imagine that feeling when you have more than just $5 on the horse. Imagine that feeling when you own the horse. Nothing gets the adrenalin pumping – or the emotional attachment stronger – than when your own horse is competing. Especially when you’re there in person,…

Four reasons to purchase a Priority Access Voucher

So you want to buy a racehorse but you don’t want to pay a bucket? Fantastic, you’ve come to the right place! miRunners is offering an ownership unit for a Mick Price-trained horse for between $165-$275 which will be available in January. You really should buy a Priority Access Voucher in the meantime though, here’s why… 1: Secure your right to purchase miRunners’ first horse Saganaki sold out before he even got to barrier trials. Following that momentum, hundreds of people have already bought into the second horse. If you purchase a Priority Access Voucher you will secure your right…

miRunners’ second horse selling strong

Hundreds of everyday Australians have rushed to sign-up to miRunners’ second horse after the announcement of Mick Price as trainer. It is yet another endorsement for the miRunners model after all 1,000 units were sold in Saganaki – miRunners’ first horse – before he even made it to trial. The miRunners model is simple: Buy a premium racehorse at Magic Millions Pair the horse with one of Australia’s best trainers Split the Magic Millions purchase price into 1,000 units Make the units available to the public at cost price The selling out of Saganaki and the hundreds of Australians already…

Mick Price’s Top Five Wins

You might think that it would be tough to narrow down your favourite races when you’ve had over 1,900 career wins. Not so with Mick Price. Our champion trainer, who will be taking control of miRunners’ second horse in January, has given us a run-down of the five biggest wins of his career so far… 5: Mighty Boss in the Caulfield Guineas Mick Price’s “laid-back, blonde-haired surfer boy” produced one of the biggest boilovers in Caulfield Guineas history, when $101 outsider Mighty Boss went from first emergency to future stallion. He defeated the impressive trio of Royal Symphony, Catchy and…

Why pedigree shouldn’t be your only consideration

When it comes to purchasing a yearling at sale, the horse’s pedigree should be a consideration but it shouldn’t be your only one. With the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale just under a month away we follow up our discussion on understanding the pedigree page with some tricky questions about other contributing factors to finding a great yearling. It wasn’t too long ago you would have heard “breed the best to the best and hope for the best” in thoroughbred breeding circles. And it is that old adage that has driven the general misbelief that horse racing at the top…

Five reasons to get excited about Mick Price

When Mick Price was announced as the trainer for the next miRunners horse, there was excitement amongst existing owners, and rightly so. After selling out all units in Saganaki before the colt’s first trial, miRunners is buying a second horse in January’s Magic Millions sales on the Gold Coast. We’re delighted that Mick Price will be training that horse, and here’s five reasons you should be delighted too. 1: Mick performs on the big stage It doesn’t come any bigger than Group 1 racing in Australia, and many trainers go their whole career without tasting success at the highest level.…