How tech is disrupting the sport of kings.

How technology is disrupting the sport of kings

Imagine a disruptive new market player with an asset with four legs and technology that connects it to buyers by dropping the cost of entry to market by a factor of 50. That’s what technology start-up miRunners has done. Its technology platform makes top pedigree thoroughbred racehorse ownership affordable to anyone from as little as $165 per unit plus a small monthly management fee capped at $15 per month. For the first time, units (ownership shares) can be bought via mobile or desktop in a few simple clicks. In an industry which has traditionally been the realm of wealthy individuals,…

Latoya Asha with miRunners colt.

Imagine that: I’m now a thoroughbred horse owner (and I love it)!

We all have passions, and we all aspire to own something, or be part of a community, that relates to those passions. Mine is horses, and has been since I was a young girl. At school my teachers knew when I was at the races (even if my parents didn’t!). My parents were born in England (for those interested, Dad is Tyrone James and he played professional soccer with Fulham alongside George Best, Bobby Moore, Alan Mullery and Rodney Marsh). On visits back to the UK, I’d spend more of my time with a cousin who bought horses from Gypsies,…

Adam Peacock: The day I fell in love with horse racing

I can remember it like it was yesterday. 1991 mid-year holidays, first year of high school, Dad took us away (to Grafton. Grafton!?!). Now it’s a beautiful place, don’t get me wrong, but six months into higher education, all a kid wanted to do was go down a waterslide or on a rollercoaster to forget about the confusion of algebra and sharing hall ways with those twice his size But Grafton, hugging the mighty Clarence River in NSW’s north, it was. Our uncle lived there. As much as Dad enjoyed Uncle Ron’s company though – and still does – there…

miRunners launch competition to name Australian racehorse

miRunners, a business making racehorse ownership affordable to all, is calling on the Australian public to help choose a 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 and…

VRC releases 2017 Melbourne Cup tour destinations

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced that 31 destinations will join racing history when they play host to the iconic 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup in 2017. As part of the 15th annual Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, the $200,000 trophy will travel to towns and cities across Australia and New Zealand, before returning to Flemington for ‘The ‘Race That Stops A Nation’™ on the first Tuesday in November. The successful destinations, selected for their passion for racing and dedication to the community, were announced today at a special event. Racing royalty joined the celebrations, including five-time Melbourne Cup winning…

Ray Gatt: Why I chose the miRunners experience

Anyone with even a passing interest in horsing racing would have had the dream or even chased it – owning a Melbourne Cup or Golden Slipper winner. That is the joy, the thrill, the excitement of owning a racehorse. The hope that maybe, just maybe, you have a champion in the making. You can just picture yourself in the saddling enclosure at Randwick or Flemington, hugging your co-owners as your horse comes back to the winners stall. Then there’s the presentation before retreating to the bar and cracking open the champagne. RECENT NEWS: Are the stars aligning for Not A Single…

Champion Australian trainer lauds miRunners colt purchase

Trainer Kris Less is incredibly excited about Real Saga by Cubism, purchased at the Magic Millions sales in January 2017. UPDATE: Saganaki (Real Saga x Cubism) has sold out. miRunners now has a wide array of horses and trainer for you to choose from, all from a low price. Check them all out at Our Stable. Identified as a top colt by a panel of bloodstock professionals, and trained by one of Australia’s best, Kris Lees, miRunners is confident this horse has a great chance of winning on the racetrack. RELATED ARTICLE: Champion Australian trainer lauds miRunners colt purchase The colt’s trainer Kris…

Meet our colt: A sneak-peek at an exclusive owner update

As a miRunners owner you’ll receive exclusive trainer updates; mapping the Colt’s progress, training and nutrition. UPDATE: Saganaki (Real Saga x Cubism) has sold out. miRunners now has a wide array of horses and trainer for you to choose from, all from a low price. Check them all out at Our Stable. Follow his journey from purchase at the Magic Millions sales in early 2017, through to his first track-work, training, and his first race and beyond. The video below is an example of one of the exclusive owner updates you’ll have delivered to your inbox weekly. Don’t forget that as an…