Adam Houlahan: miRunners is bringing racing into the digital world

Posted on October 18, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

Ahead of Saganaki’s potential trial on Monday 23 October, we caught up with Adam Houlahan, web entrepreneur and unit-holder of Saganaki. You’re a business owner in the digital marketing industry who dabbled in the boating industry. Why the interest and passion for thoroughbreds? “That’s a great question! Yes, I’m now the CEO of a company called Web Traffic That Works, which is a digital marketing agency and I have owned businesses in the past in the water-skiing and boating sector. My main career though is talking at events around the world on how LinkedIn can help your marketing. RECENT NEWS:…

Vote for Saganaki’s racing silks

Posted on October 11, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

The three final designs have been announced, with the Australian public now invited to vote for Saganaki’s racing silks. From day one Saganaki has been the people’s horse: owned by hundreds of everyday Australians, the public not only chose the colt’s name but submitted a number of racing silk designs. The owners have selected a shortlist of three from the variety of designs that were submitted, leaving the Australian public to choose the final winner. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Voting closes 5pm Wednesday 18 October. Saganaki is the first horse of the ground-breaking miRunners ownership model, where high quality race horses…

The biggest thrill you can have as a race fan is to celebrate with other owners as you watch your own horse cross the finish line. And if it is in first place it could be the biggest thrill of your life! Throughout history, this experience was unattainable for most race fans, reserved for just a select few. But thanks to miRunners, horse ownership is now accessible to you and all Australians. RELATED NEWS: Saganaki nominated for 2018 Golden Slipper From now on there’s no need to mingle in the general admission area when you go to the track. It’s…

Saganaki’s road to the Magic Millions

Saganaki’s road to the Magic Millions

Posted on October 03, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

Saganaki, the ground-breaking miRunners horse, is gearing up for a shot at the $2 million Magic Millions race: one that his sister has form in. The Magic Millions Carnival is a week long celebration of all things equine, peaking with the world-renowned $10 million race day on Saturday 13 January which hosts the $2 million Magic Millions Classic for two-year-olds. Could Saganaki follow in his sister’s footsteps and run in the $2 million 2018 Magic Millions 2YO race? The Classic is exclusively for two-year-olds that are graduates of the Magic Millions sales. Saganaki’s own sister, Stroak, ran 5th in the…

Julie Snook: How miRunners changed horse racing

Posted on September 22, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

We recently caught up with miRunners unit owner and Channel 9 sports reporter Julie Snook as she drove to her parents’ home in Broken Hill. Tell us a little about why you agreed to join the miRunners owners’ community. “It’s a wonderful and simple concept to be part of and I think what I like most about it is that it’s available to people from any walk of life. “I grew up with horses, I’ve been close to horses all my life and my parents still are. My Mum was a strapper with the John Poletti stables in the late…

Saganaki’s siblings continue to win

Posted on September 19, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

Following two consecutive wins, Saganaki’s half-sister – See Miracles – finished second at Race 7 in Doomben last fortnight. See Miracles is out of Cubism, the same Dam as Saganaki, and her eighth career podium followed two consecutive wins at the Sunshine Coast in August. RECENT NEWS: Australian public to design Saganaki’s racing silks It’s not the only success from Sagakani’s family: his two full sisters, Stroak and Cuban Saga, both won on debut as two-year-olds. Older sister Stroak won her first two races at Doomben in 2013 while Cuban Saga made her debut in April of this year, winning over…

Australian public to design Saganaki’s racing silks

Posted on September 14, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

Following the successful naming competition of the ground-breaking MiRunners colt which saw over 700 entries, the Australian public now gets to decide the next big choice of Saganaki’s career. Members of the public are invited to submit their designs for Saganaki’s racing silks: the shirt, sleeves and helmet that the jockey wears during the race. RELATED ARTICLE: The story behind the prize-winning name: Saganaki The racing silks are an important part of racing tradition and essential to the viewing. It gives an identity to the horse and the colours can provide a direct link back to the owners. Because of…

The story behind the prize-winning name: Saganaki

Posted on September 12, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

The name of the ground-breaking miRunners colt, Saganaki, was announced last week and, fittingly, the name was put forward by one of the colt’s co-owners, Brooke Wade. Saganaki is the first colt of the miRunners experience which allows everyday Australians to get into horse ownership with shares only $165 (plus $15 a month for training and management). RECENT ARTICLE: Saganaki nominated for Golden Slipper Brooke Wade personifies the miRunners growing family – a lifelong love of race horses, family connections that touch horse racing at a number of levels, and now, thanks to miRunners, finally able to be an owner…

Australian public names ground-breaking racehorse

Posted on September 06, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

It has been a historic day for the ground-breaking miRunners colt with the Australian public naming the horse trained by Kris Lees. miRunners is changing thoroughbred ownership forever. Following a public vote that saw over 700 names entered, it can be revealed that the name on the lips of punters, trainers and race callers across Australia will be Saganaki. The name is a fitting tribute to Saganaki’s pedigree and sire, Real Saga. RELATED ARTICLE: Saganaki nominated for Golden Slipper Saganaki is a 2015 colt being trained by Kris Lees – ranked in the top 10 trainers in Australia – which…

Owner visit August 5th 2017, Emeran Park

Owners visit Saganaki at Emeran Park

Posted on August 24, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

As the owners of miRunners colt, Saganaki, made their way along the M1 to Wyong Creek the same thought popped into everyone’s mind: what an incredibleday for a visit to the country! Perfect sunshine, green paddocks, welcoming staff and a colt on his best behaviour made sure this visit would stay long in the memory. Saganaki was ready and waiting in his stall for owners, as patiently as Shannon Betts, owner of Emeran Park, had ever seen him. He was more than happy for owners to come and say hello, give him a scratch and show some affection in return…