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,…

Real Saga X Cubism nominates for 2018 Golden Slipper

Saganaki nominated for 2018 Golden Slipper

miRunners’ first colt, Saganaki, has its first nomination. For the Golden Slipper no less! The Golden Slipper is the world’s richest race for juveniles. In technical terms, 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 set weights conditions, held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, Australia. Prize money in 2017 was A$3,500,000. RECENT NEWS: Australian public names ground-breaking racehorse The Slipper has been won by racing royalty such as Sebring and – more recently – has proven to be a key race for horses such as…

The perfect Father’s Day gift

The perfect Father’s Day gift: racehorse ownership

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

Aussie startup giving the average Australian a chance to own a champion racehorse

miRunners executive director Chris Ryan spoke with Angela Castles of SmartCompany to get the word out: “crowdfunding for horses” will shape the future of Australian horse racing. We’re making it possible for hundreds of thousands of Australians to own a share in a thoroughbred. “We did some market research and worked out only eight per cent of people interested in racing participated as an owner,” Ryan says. “The affordability of high-level [racing] participation is out of most people’s reach. We thought, what if we could do something that was radically different?” Traditionally, horse-racing syndicates cost thousands of dollars to participate…

at the races

AFR interviews Australian startup taking racehorse ownership to the masses

miRunners executive director Chris Ryan spoke last year about how our new Australian start-up is offering punters the chance to buy into a thoroughbred racehorse for as little as $275. Our founders hoped to attract a fresh crowd to the races amid dwindling attendance numbers. With nearly 2000 new Australian horse owners from all walks of life, we’re confident we have a winning model. By making it possible for hundreds of thousands of Australians to own a share in a premium thoroughbred, miRunners hopes to invigorate the future of Australian racing. Regardless of the number of units you own, you…