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…

Bellarine Beauty back in work – units at majority sold!

We’re thrilled to have Bellarine Beauty back in pre-training with trainer Troy Corstens at his Malua Stables in Geelong. After an impressive last preparation, we are looking forward to her hopefully making her race day debut in a few months. Last preparation Bellarine Beauty showed great promise in her two trials, mustering up speed in both and finishing off strongly to the line. Watch a replay of her latest trial below:   Trainer Troy Corstens is excited to have her back in work, and believes she will have an even more exciting preparation this time in. He loves how much…

Love your animal, own the experience – the rehoming of Saganaki to Team Thoroughbred NSW

miRunners places a strong emphasis on the rehoming of our retired thoroughbreds. Saganaki was forced to retire earlier this year due to damage to one of his tendons. It has been a long road to find the appropriate retirement plan for this thoroughbred, however, we are thrilled to announce he has begun his work with Team Thoroughbred NSW where he will be looked after during his retirement. Saganaki enjoying his new home About Team Thoroughbred NSW Team Thoroughbred NSW supersedes the NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust, which has been providing retraining for racehorses to help them find quality new homes and…

Hinchinbrook continues his success on the track

3YO Champion’s Way capped off an impressive debut season with a convincing win in the 1600m G3 Lion Rock Trophy at Sha Tin on Sunday. The son of Hinchinbrook became just the second three-year-old to win the race and marked himself as the early favourite for next season’s Classic Mile in the process. He motored home against a strong field under jockey Joao Moreira, adding another group win for sire Hinchinbrook. The win marks the 6th win in 7 starts for 3YO Champion’s Way in his first season on the track. Watch the race replay below: Get involved with a…