miRunners transform horse ownership with crowd funded model.

miRunners looks to transform horse ownership with crowd funded model

Posted on August 11, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

Tess Bennett, editor of Which-50 has recently interviewed miRunners Executive Director Chris Ryan on how the technology start-up is broadening the appeal of horse racing through making racehorse ownership affordable for everyday Australian’s, in the hope of attracting fresh crowds to the races. By making it possible for thousands of Australians to own a share in a racehorse, we are making the thoroughbred ownership experience accessible to everyone. The future of Australian racing is here! Read the full article from Which-50 here: Case Study: MiRunners Looks To Transform Horse Ownership With Crowd Funded Model Tess Bennett is the editor of…

Have your final say in the name of the miRunners colt

Have your final say in the name of the miRunners colt!

Posted on August 11, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

miRunners, a business making racehorse ownership affordable to all, is calling on the Australian public to vote on the name for its new colt, recently purchased at the 2017 Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast.   About the colt By Real Saga, out of Redoute’s Choice mare Cubism, this colt has pedigree on his side and is being trained by one of Australia’s leading trainers, Kris Lees. Purchased at Magic Millions in January for $165,000, from Queensland-based Glenlogan Park, he was hand-picked by miRunners from thousands of horses. “We believe this colt has the pedigree, stables, training, early education…

miRunners ‘Name the Colt’ Competition – Terms & Conditions

miRunners ‘Name the Colt’ Competition – Terms & Conditions

Posted on August 11, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog
Competition Terms 1. This naming competition commences at 5pm AEST Tuesday 13 June 2017.  Naming rights finishes at Monday 31 July 2017 when 5 names will be chosen by owners and will be published by 5 August.  Voting by public will begin 5 August and ends at 11pm AEST on Tuesday 29 August 2017 (“Closing Date”). Winner will be announced on Thursday 31 August 2017. 2. This competition is made available by miRunners Australia Limited (ABN 22 165 575 226) (“miRunners”) to Australian customers only. Eligibility 3. Entry is only open to Australian residents over 18 years of age. 4.…
Real Saga X Cubism turns two.

And Now He’s Two

Posted on August 04, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

An extra bag of carrots made their way into Real Saga X Cubism’s feed bag this week as he celebrates his 2nd birthday! And many more bags of carrots were being shared among thoroughbreds this week, as every horse in the southern hemisphere celebrated their birthday. No matter what month a thoroughbred is born, August 1 marks the standardised birthday for every horse(with northern hemisphere equines celebrating their special day on January 1) But why you might ask? The single date is used to standardise horse racing so age grades can be applied for races. Some people refer to it…

Could this be Kris Lees’ best season yet?

Posted on July 28, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

With only days left in the 2016-2017 racing season Kris Lees’ is set to break all his own records with more than 150 wins and a prize money haul nearing $9 million this season. Back in 2014-2015 his previous season’s best number of wins sat at 120. And the 2015-2016 season was his richest prize money season. That season Lucia Valentina won in the richest 2 year old race, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, during the Autumn Carnival in Sydney. But this year is a little bit different. In the last week alone Kris Lees has had runners in Sydney, Canterbury,…

Real Saga X Cubism nominates for 2018 Golden Slipper

Real Saga X Cubism nominates for 2018 Golden Slipper

Posted on July 28, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

And what a nomination it is – the 2018 Golden Slipper! Now one might point out that when first nominations for the 2018 Golden Slipper closed on Tuesday the 4th of July, 2017 a record number of nominations had been received – 2,197 to be precise. An amazing 1,145 colts and geldings and 1,052 fillies were entered for next year’s race. But you would expect nothing less as it is the richest juvenile contest. To be precise The Golden Slipper Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds run over 1,200 metres on turf at…

The perfect Father’s Day gift

The perfect Father’s Day gift: racehorse ownership

Posted on July 28, 2017 by mirunners
Category: Blog

Forget supercar experience days, socks and tandem skydives! For the first time this Father’s Day, the perfect gift option is part-ownership of a thoroughbred racehorse. “Owning a thoroughbred racehorse unit is an amazing Father’s Day gift idea,” says miRunners executive chairman Chris Ryan. “Until now, fewer than 100,000 Australians have been able to afford to own a racehorse, because ownership has been expensive and complicated. “Yet millions engage in the sport. Now, anyone can enjoy a wonderful racehorse ownership experience.” Families wanting to buy a unit as a Father’s Day gift can simply enter their details, and with a credit…

At the races

Angela Castles from SmartCompany has recently interviewed our executive director Chris Ryan and the word is out, that “crowdfunding for horses” will shape the future of Australian horse racing. By making it possible for hundreds of thousands of Australians to own a share in a thoroughbred, we hope to bolster crowd attendance at the races. Exciting times are ahead! Read the full article from SmartCompany here: “Crowdfunding for horses”: Victorian startup miRunners makes owning a champion racehorse possible Angela Castles is a current writer for SmartCompany. SmartCompany is the leading online publication in Australia for free news, information and resources catering to…

at the races

Yolanda Redrup from The Australian Financial Review recently interviewed miRunners executive director Chris Ryan about how their new Australian start-up is offering punters the chance to buy into a thoroughbred racehorse for as little as $165, as the founders hope to attract a fresh crowd to the races amid dwindling attendance numbers. By making it possible for hundreds of thousands of Australians to own a share in a thoroughbred, miRunners hope to shape the future of Australian racing. Exciting times ahead! Read the full article in The Australian Financial Review here: Financial Review: miRunners opens up racehorse ownership for the masses Yolanda…

It’s hard to beat the rush you get as the horse you backed thunders past the finishing post in first place. But there is one feeling that tops it – the thrill of cheering your horse home, surrounded by other excited owners. Anyone who has been to the races has probably entertained the idea of owning a racehorse but dismissed it as expensive, complicated or both. It doesn’t have to be though and miRunners provides the easiest and most affordable stepping stone into racehorse ownership. miRunners first came to my attention at a wine dinner at Royal Randwick. I struck…