The 2YO balancing act: training to avoid shin soreness

With the recent thoroughbred birthday meaning a new batch of two-year-old racehorses, many trainers are seeing their stables fill with these youngsters in preparation for the looking 2YO races. As this time rolls around each year, trainers are presented a difficult balancing act to keep their potential runner on the track to debut. The balancing act we are talking about is that of giving the horses enough work and galloping to be fit to race while keeping them sound and healthy in spite of their juvenile skeletal structure. RECENT NEWS: Rubick filly shaping up as a 2YO runner Bone is quite…

Why all horses have a birthday on the 1st of August

This week miRunners celebrates not just one birthday but six birthdays. On August 1st there will be extra bags of carrots in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria for our thoroughbreds as they are each classified as a year older. On Wednesday 1st August all thoroughbreds in Australia will get a year older. Those yearlings coming into their first preps will be qualified for racing and those who are two-years-old will become three-year-old race ready. RECENT NEWS: The benefits of thoroughbred racehorse ownership But not all thoroughbreds were born on the same day, so just how did this miraculous event…

miRunners owners have the opportunity to meet their Colt by Real Saga from Cubism.

The benefits of thoroughbred ownership

Being the owner of a racehorse is a thrill like no other with benefits that the general punter could previously only dream of. Now the excitement and benefits of racehorse ownership is affordable to everyone. For years the benefits listed below have been available only to those who can afford to spend the big dollars but thanks to miRunners, racing ownership has now been made affordable for all Australians. RELATED NEWS: How cost price ownership works with miRunners miRunners purchases quality thoroughbreds, matches them with Australia’s best trainers and splits the cost into 1,000 units. That means you can own…

Name announced for miRunners’ third horse

It has been an exciting day for owners of the third miRunners’ horse with the name that will be on everyone’s lips finally announced. Following a public nomination period that saw over 400 names entered, the list was whittled down to a top 24 with owners then voting for the winning submission. The winning name is: Not A Royal Doubt. A merger of the filly’s sire (Not A Single Doubt) and dam (Royal Pageant), it is a name that rolls off the tongue and gives a grand acknowledgment to the horse’s impressive pedigree. RELATED NEWS: How cost price ownership works…

Rubick filly shaping up as a 2YO runner

Each year one of the more exciting aspects in the wonderful world of thoroughbred racing is the commencement of two-year-old racing. So often these early runners are the elite athletes. These are the ones who are physically and mentally ready to put their hands up and show the world what they can do on the racetracks of Australia. It is amazing how often the winner of the Breeders Plate – the opening 2YO race of the year – has gone on to shape the racing and breeding industry for decades to come. RECENT NEWS: Rubick x Slainte’s journey from Magic…

Saganaki’s injury heals in just 24 hours

24 hours is all it took for the team at Emeran Park to turn around a common injury that can sideline racehorses. The first ever miRunners horse, Saganaki, came up with the abscess which put the team to work to ensure a speedy recovery. “If you don’t have a hoof, you don’t have a racehorse” is a common saying amongst trainers and something as simple as a tiny abscess can make this statement ring true. An abscess in a horse is much like a human abscess where there is a localised accumulation of pus that causes pain, predominantly from the…

It’s time to become an owner after NSW prize money increases by $24 Million

Owners, jockeys and trainers of horses competing in Metropolitan, provincial and country races have all had a huge boost this morning after an announcement from Racing NSW confirming a substantial increase in prize money. This means a broad range of prizemoney increases will take effect from 1 September 2018, with prizemoney to increase by more than $24 million annually. RECENT NEWS: Rubick x Slainte nominated for 2019 Golden Slipper From September minimum prizemoney for Saturday metropolitan races will increase by $25,000 to $125,000 per race. The majority of the increase in prizemoney will be on horses finishing fourth to tenth…

Bjorn Baker reaches 100 wins for the third straight season

Bjorn Baker has once again proved to be one of the best trainers in the country: bringing up his 100th NSW winner for the third straight season. Having arrived in Sydney in 2011, Baker has spent the past seven years working hard and training winners: none more so than Unencumbered who won the 2014 Magic Millions. RELATED NEWS: Bjorn Baker on why you should choose his horse He has gained a reputation for being a larrikin on social media, Baker has backed it up with his results on the track: especially in New South Wales with this year’s century of…

From Magic Millions to Golden Slipper nomination: Your Song x Sheeznodoubt’s journey

The miRunners filly Your Song x Sheeznodoubt was purchased at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions from Willow Stud for $275,000 and has now been nominated for the 2019 Magic Millions and 2019 Golden Slipper. This filly is a perfect match for Queensland’s undisputed champion trainer, Tony Gollan, who not only won the past four Brisbane Metropolitan Premierships, but also raced this horse’s bloodline to victory in the past. Your Song x Sheeznodoubt’s Pedigree Your Song, Fastnet Rock’s brilliant colt, managed several wins in his racing career: none more remarkable than his prolific win in the 2013 BTC Cup at…

From Magic Millions to 2019 Golden Slipper nomination – the journey for Rubick X Slainte

The ground-breaking miRunners filly Rubick X Slainte was purchased at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions from Willow Park Stud for $275,000 and has now been nominated for the 2019 Magic Millions and 2019 Golden Slipper. This filly, sired by Rubick, the highest-rated 2YO colt of his generation, is a perfect match for leading NSW trainer Bjorn Baker who won the Magic Millions in 2014 with Unecumbered. Rubick X Slainte’s Pedigree Her mother, Slainte, by Not A Single Doubt out of Academy Angel, was big, strong and athletic and extremely fast. She broke track records over 1,000 metres and showed the…