Julie Snook: How miRunners changed horse racing

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. Here’s what Julie had to say. 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…

Saganaki’s siblings continue to win

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

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

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

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

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 and Founder 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…

MiRunners Looks To Transform Horse Ownership With Crowd Funded Model

“Technology start-up MiRunners is hoping to broaden the appeal of horse racing by making thoroughbred ownership affordable for more Australians through crowd funding.” That’s the thoughts of Tess Bennett, editor of Which-50, who recently interviewed miRunners Executive Director Chris Ryan. Read the article here: Case Study: MiRunners Looks To Transform Horse Ownership With Crowd Funded Model 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! DID YOU KNOW? Saganaki has been nominated for the Golden Slipper. Click…

Have your final say in the name of the miRunners colt

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

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. UPDATE: Australian public names ground-breaking racehorse 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,…

Real Saga X Cubism turns two.

Saganaki turns two years old

An extra bag of carrots made their way into Saganaki’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 (northern hemisphere equines celebrating their special day on January 1). The single date is used to standardise horse racing so age grades can be applied for races. Think of it as children at school: you have to have a single…

Could this be Kris Lees’ best season yet?

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 two 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,…