miRunners’ second horse selling strong

UPDATE: Shezawitness has sold out but you can still get involved in affordable thoroughbred ownership through miRunners with a number of horses and trainers still available. Click here to go to Our Stable and browse through our range of horses and trainers, all for a low price. 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:…

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 has bought 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.…

The timing of a spell is critical for a racehorse

Timing is everything in racing and an often misunderstood training tool is a spell and the value created by giving a race horse a spell. Thoroughbreds are no different from us. You know when you’ve hit your stride at just the right time – it’s when you nailed that presentation at work or when your footy team really connected their play just as the finals loomed. When the timing is spot-on your thoroughbred is winning that pinnacle race you have built your preparation around. RECENT NEWS: The art of choosing the right horse So when is the right time to spell?…

Buying the next miRunners horse: from yearling inspection to auction purchase

UPDATE: Shezawitness has sold out but you can still get involved in affordable thoroughbred ownership through miRunners with a number of horses and trainers still available. Click here to go to Our Stable and browse through our range of horses and trainers, all for a low price. The story of Saganaki is already well-known in racing circles: a premium thoroughbred that Australians could own a unit in for just $165 (plus $15 monthly fee). Saganaki’s tale was a great story for miRunners and a great story for the growth of the racing industry. It is a story that is going to…

Don’t just bet: buy the horse!

UPDATE: Shezawitness has sold out but you can still get involved in affordable thoroughbred ownership through miRunners with a number of horses and trainers still available. Click here to go to Our Stable and browse through our range of horses and trainers, all for a low price. Why just place a bet this racing season when you can secure your unit in a premium racehorse and experience the buyer’s journey for only $15. With the racing season and Melbourne Cup fever among us, thousands of Australians will be having a flutter or participating in office sweeps during the big race. But…

Revealed: Saganaki’s Racing Silks

Saganaki’s racing silks have been announced after the Australian public voted for the winning design and colours. 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 selected a shortlist of three from the variety of designs that were submitted, leaving the Australian public to choose the final winner which has been announced today. The winning design was submitted by Frank Moyle and features both the miRunners logo and the miRunners colours. Saganaki is the first horse…

miRunners announce leading trainer Mick Price for second horse

UPDATE: Shezawitness has sold out but you can still get involved in affordable thoroughbred ownership through miRunners with a number of horses and trainers still available. Click here to go to Our Stable and browse through our range of horses and trainers, all for a low price. Following on from the successful sale of all 1,000 units in Saganaki – the first thoroughbred in the miRunners stable – miRunners will now look to Melbourne after one of Australia’s best trainers confirmed his involvement as trainer of their second horse. Caulfield-based Mick Price will come on board to train the second horse…

Saganaki impresses in his first run

The ground-breaking miRunners colt, Saganaki, impressed his trainer, his jockey and his owners all at once as he ran his first trial at Wyong this morning. Making the jump nicely, Saganaki quickly adjusted to the racing environment and ran a comfortable fourth. RELATED NEWS: Gai Waterhouse announced as miRunners trainer As it was his first ever trial, the result was secondary to the observations made about Saganaki’s actions: how we reacted to the jump, to the barrier and to the other horses.   Trainer Kris Lees was very pleased. “He got away nice, he was quite tractable around this tight, turning…