Who is Troy Corstens?

Troy Corstens is undoubtedly one of Victoria’s leading trainers, boasting two Group One wins and over $10 million in prize money so far over his twelve-year career. As he has now become the trainer of Not a Single Doubt X Countess Dehere, the first Geelong Community horse partnered with miRunners, we decided to delve into the background of Troy Corstens… Who is Troy Corstens? Troy was born in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne when he was just four years old, when his father Leon landed the foreman’s job for legendary trainer Bart Cummings. Following 25 years as a foreman for…

Name our racehorse: Your Song X Sheeznodoubt

Naming nominations are now live… Your Song X Sheeznodoubt needs a name and this one is up to you. Your Song X Sheeznodoubt was bought at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions for $275,000 AUD. This filly is a perfect match for Queensland’s undisputed champion trainer, Tony Gollan, who not only won the past four Brisbane Metropolitan Premierships, but also raced this horse’s bloodline to victory in the past. Why am I suggesting names for this horse? From day one of miRunners’ existence, it has been about the collective power of the public and the racing community. On top of…

Barrier Jumping: The Education Never Stops

Your horse is back in training and looking great, surely the next stop is the races? There is a critical step, that has been in the media lately, that needs to be mastered however before a race opportunity can be taken. Today we are talking jumping and barrier trials. When you try something for the first time you do not expect to do it perfectly and we don’t expect that from young horses. One critical step for a racehorse is mastering the barriers, a step that can make or break a career in racing. And a step that in Australia…

David Raphael – The man who signed Rubick’s docket

We recently had a discussion with David Raphael, the man who purchased Rubick, to gain a little more context on current rumours and why Rubick has trainers walking with a spring in their step. Dive in for more depth below. My background with Rubick… I’m the guy who signed the docket to buy him, so I suppose the line is; we didn’t at the time think it was going to be such a game changer for us. I went to the Gold Coast Sale met with my trainer and everybody had gone and looked at all their inspections before they…

Geelong Community Thoroughbred Launch Gallery

With the sun popping in and out throughout the day, Sunday’s Geelong Community Thoroughbred launch was an enthralling day of racing and festivities.
The day showcased our new premium filly Not A Single Doubt x Countess Dehere’s inaugural mounting yard walk, along with the Geelong Racing Club luncheon, topped off with miRunners’ Racing.com interview.

Learn more about our Geelong Community Thoroughbred partnership here.

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Rubick – Has trainers walking with a spring in their step.

The rumours running hot within breeding and racing circles are that the first crop of Rubick, whose oldest foals are set to debut next month, have their trainers walking with a real spring in their step. This has seen Rubick posted as favourite to become leading first season sire as per below. This market is quite indicative of the word getting around the industry as many of the stallions behind Rubick in this market stood for a service fee multiple of that of Rubick’s. CrownBet Australian first-season sire betting (By most individual winners in the 2018-19 season) Rubick 3.00 Deep…

Q&A with Jack Bruce, Racing Manager – Baker Racing

We recently sat down with Jack Bruce, racing manager at Baker Racing to discuss the ins and outs of his role. Or as he put it; what it’s like being Bjorn Baker’s “extra pair of arms.” Metamorphosis included. What is your role at Baker racing? My official title is Racing Manager but to be honest I am the extra pair of arms for Bjorn. Each morning I help with trackwork and saddle up on raceday. Then I morph into a stable manager when needed in the stables and get right into animal husbandry when needed. And unfortunately I get to…