Shezawitness claims miRunners maiden

It’s a day to remember for miRunners and all 560 owners in the Mick Price trained filly Shezawitness, as she won Race 2 at Sale on debut earlier today. With certainty, we can say the 25 excited owners that made the trip to Sale Racecourse will never forget this day, along with the other 535 Shezawitness owners who were cheering her on from all around the country. It is also a day to remember for everyone at miRunners, as this marks our first win as a syndicate! Shezawitness jumped well out of the gates, settling fourth in the field before…

miRunners are celebrating eleven birthdays this year!

This week miRunners celebrates eleven birthdays, a big increase from last year where we were only celebrating six! On August 1st there will be extra love given to our thoroughbreds in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria as they are each classified as a year older. On Thursday 1st August all thoroughbreds in Australia will turn a year older. Those yearlings coming into their first preps will be qualified for racing and those who are two-years-old will become 3YO race-ready. We all know that not all thoroughbreds were born on the exact same day, so just how did it come…

FINAL UNITS – Don’t miss out on owning Bellarine Beauty before she races!

The exciting and impressive filly by one of Australia’s leading sires in Not A Single Doubt is close to selling out, with only limited units remaining in 2YO Bellarine Beauty trained by Troy Corstens. A daughter of one of the most exciting sires in Australian racing, Not A Single Doubt, this filly has taken to training really well with her temperament, and has already well and truly proven herself on the track.  This filly is laid back, hard-working and focused, impressing trainer Troy Corstens time and time again. Bellarine Beauty will have her first trial of this preparation this coming…

Op-Ed: Innovation for television – what racing can learn from sailing

Golf, cricket and sailing… these are the three sports that struggled to ignite one degree of interest in me as a television spectator in my youth. When they came on tv, I would turn to a book until Dad flicked the channel over to watch the next race at Forbury Park.  Like many sports, golf, cricket and sailing have technical concepts requiring a degree of specialist knowledge for the viewer to remain interested. This makes it difficult for a novice to start watching without irritating a fellow viewer with questions. In the ’90s, expert television commentators were heavily relied on…

Written Tycoon to claim fourth consecutive leading Victorian Sires’ title

Written Tycoon will quite easily claim his fourth consecutive leading Victorian Sires’ title, experiencing another seriously successful season on the track.  As it stands, Written Tycoon‘s progeny have won nearly $9.8 million this season, with a new best for the stallion firmly on the cards should they earn a combined $340,000 before August 1. The total of 140 winners is short of the high-water mark of 153 last season but will represent at least his second-best season in that regard, as he currently sits seventh on the overall Australian Sires’ Table. Hee had a pair of Group 1 winners in…

Star Witness x Peahen

What rest really means for a young thoroughbred

Sometimes we can get frustrated with our horse spending so much time resting in the paddock. However, studies have found that this rest time is necessary for a racehorse to fully develop and perform at their best, especially as younger horses.  Over a 12-month period, a typical thoroughbred in work spends between 42-60% of its time in training, with the remaining time turned out for a spell.  There are a number of reasons for giving a horse a lay-up from training. Lameness is the most common underlying reason, followed by viral colds, ‘tying up’, especially in fillies, “training off” after…

Join us for our Open Day at Emeran Park!

Get a taste of the ownership lifestyle, meet your horse and chat with Shannon Betts and Mick Malone as we host you at Emeran Park on Saturday August 10. Ensure you secure your spot by registering here.  If you are considering ownership in a racehorse or want to add to your personal stable at an affordable price, make sure you come along and bring your friends and family too! Event details: Where: Emeran Park, 1571 Dooralong Rd, Lemon Tree NSW 2259 When: Saturday August 10 Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm Registration link: Register here  In attendance will be: Written Tycoon x…

An impressive Double for Team Corstens at Ballarat

3yo’s Enrico Pallazzo and Tahlayla brought up a stirring Double for Team Corstens and Malua Racing at Ballarat on Tuesday, each winning their races in very different but definitive ways. After drawing wide in Race 4, 3YO gelding Enrico Pallazzo had to cover some ground and most of that without cover but gave his rivals a galloping lesson. In doing so, he recorded his first win, winning by an impressive 4.5 lengths.  In Race 7, 3YO filly Tahlayla brought up her 3rd win from her last 5 starts with a gutsy all the way victory, stretching out to 1400m for…

Toby Edmonds outshines the bigger trainers in Australia based on strike rate

miRunners trainer Toby Edmonds is no stranger to winning. In fact, he currently boasts the highest number of winners to the runners out of any trainer on the East Coast of Australia.  Edmond’s strike rate sits at a massive 20.50%, trumping all the big trainers in the industry including Chris Waller and Darren Weir. Below is a list of the top 15 Australian trainers ranked by strike rate for the 2018/19 racing season. With Toby Edmonds strongly leading the pack, it’s safe to say that if you’re after a winner, he is the trainer you want looking after your horse.…

A look back on the 2019 QLD Winter Carnival as it comes to an end

The 2019 QLD Winter Carnival is drawing to a close this Saturday, so we thought we would reflect on some of the great races we have seen this carnival! Across the carnival, horses were racing for a total of $18.4 million, an increase from last year.  There was a total of 32 Group races throughout the Carnival, which included 8 Group 1 races, 10 Group 2 races and 14 Group 3 races. Here we reflect on some of the great races we have seen this QLD Winter Carnival, and the emotions felt by some of those winning owners.  The G1…