Event: miRunners Magic Millions Owners Dinner

Are you an owner or would like to become one? We are inviting miRunners owners and interested future owners to join us at the 2019 Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast. There are two key opportunities for Friday 11 January: Attend the auctions with us as our guest (free) and/ or Attend a catered dinner, drinks and music on Friday night for $85 per ticket. miRunners purchased four thoroughbreds at the 2018 Magic Millions and we will be at the auctions again for 2019. We would love for you to join us and experience the thrill of the Magic Millions.
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Hear from 2018 Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy

Cross Counter, ridden by the now three-time winning Melbourne Cup jockey, Kerrin McEvoy, has won the 2018 Melbourne Cup ahead of Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran. McEvoy also rode the winner in the recent Everest and rode miRunners thoroughbred, Zoushack, on Everest Day. For those unfamiliar here’s a little background on Kerrin McEvoy. Here is the finish of the 2018 Melbourne Cup. “What a thrill.” @kpmcevoy claims a third #MelbourneCup success. 2018 – Cross Counter 2016 – Almandin 2000 – Brew pic.twitter.com/VoXMtmfnpS — Racing.com (@Racing) November 6, 2018 • He won his maiden Melbourne Cup in 2000 on Brew and his second…

Premium thoroughbred ownership really is delivering on a lifetime’s ambition for miRunners owners

MiRunners owners are passionate about being first time owners in premium thoroughbred racehorses. You only have to read their comments and testimonials in the miRunners Facebook page, and see their faces and reactions when they meet their horses at our owners’ stable days, and how much they enjoy seeing their horse run,  to know how strong this passion is. And the stats are in: for most, being a thoroughbred owner is a lifetime’s ambition that, until now, has simply not been an option. MiRunners recently completed a survey of our owners. We spoke to 398 owners representing 22% of the…

Building a vibrant future for racing – based on ownership for everyone, and a love of horses

miRunners is creating a new grassroots movement that will create a new, much larger pool of racehorse owners for the future, creating greater benefits for everyone in the industry. All of us in the thoroughbred racing industry have a responsibility to nurture its future. It’s the second-largest industry in Australia. Around 50,000 people work in racing, and each year an estimated 2.5 million Australians go to the races. New events such as The Everest and The Kosciusko in New South Wales, and new initiatives such as miRunners’ own Community Horse in Geelong, all fire the imagination of the broader public.…

Owners gain Everest Day access to Melbourne Cup winning trainer and jockey as Zoushack impresses

miRunners owners gained exclusive access on Everest Day to Melbourne Cup winning trainer, David Hayes and two-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Kerrin McEvoy, at Royal Randwick as their thoroughbred, Zoushack, impressed in a strong field on a heavy track in the first race. Zoushack’s first race Zoushack was nominated for the 1000-metre, $125,000 Victory Vein Plate after winning his latest barrier trial on a heavy track at Warwick Farm on the 8 October. After becoming unsettled in the barriers, Zoushack jumped reasonably well and headed forward. Following a squeezing from two outside runners early, he eventually joined a group of…

Everyone has eyes on The Everest this Saturday

The excitement and passion is growing for this weekend’s The Everest race at Royal Randwick in Sydney, billed as the world’s biggest race on turf – with a dash of controversy to help keep things moving! Putting that controversy and debate aside, what’s clear is that racing is important to many Australians at all levels. The excitement that flows from races like The Everest, and new initiatives such as The Kosciuszko for NSW country thoroughbreds, is tangible. And all weeks before the big one, the Melbourne Cup! What’s more, with Saganaki’s trainers Kris Lees and David Hayes fielding four probable…

Zoushack nominated for Royal Randwick on The Everest Day after trial win

Zoushack set to race at Royal Randwick on The Everest Day after trial win

Promising David Hayes trained colt, Zoushack, is set to race in the 1000-metre, $125,000 Victory Vein Plate, this Saturday, The Everest Day, at Sydney’s Royal Randwick after winning its latest barrier trial at Warwick Farm on Monday morning. This Saturday, Randwick hosts the second running of the ‘world’s richest race on turf’ – The Everest. Four runners in the prestigious event are trained by the miRunners trainers, Kris Lees (3) and David Hayes (1), while miRunners trainers Bjorn Baker and Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott have horses running on the day. Zoushack’s sire Zoustar has already in 2018 excitingly sired…

Zoustar x Shack has been named

It has been an exciting day for owners of the Zoustar x Shack colt with the name voted and chosen by the owners finally announced. Following a public nomination period that saw over 750 names entered, the list was whittled down to a top 30 with owners then voting for the winning submission. The winning name is: Zoushack. A merger of the colt’s sire (Zoustar) and dam (Shack), it is a name that is easily said and gives a strong acknowledgment to the horse’s impressive sire who has been catching the eye of so many racing lovers. RELATED NEWS: How…

Update on the progress of our first six thoroughbreds

miRunners broke onto the racing scene in 2017 when they offered something the industry had never seen before: affordable racehorse ownership. With a model that matches premium thoroughbred with premium trainers – miRunners makes the full ownership experience accessible to everyone by splitting the cost into 1,000 units. So instead of having to spend thousands of dollars every month, miRunners owners only needs to pay the initial purchase price ($165-275) and then a monthly fee of just $15. This fee covers everything: training, transport, food, admin, management, insurance, vet fees, legal fees, regular race nominations, the lot. A lot has…

Name our racehorse: Zoustar x Shack

Nominations are closed and the voting is over… Zoustar x Shack has now been named. Your winning name: Zoushack. Read more here. Who is this horse? Zoushack was purchased by miRunners at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions for $275,000 with leading trainer David Hayes and his Lindsay Park team coming on board to train the colt. RECENT NEWS: How it works: Racehorse Ownership at Cost Price with miRunners Following the proven miRunners model, the horse was split into 1,000 ownership units with members of the public available to purchase ownership in the horse for only $275 plus a $15 monthly…

miRunners sell out third thoroughbred

miRunners have sold out yet another racehorse with all 1,000 units in the very impressive Zoushack being snapped up! Having been purchased at the Gold Coast Magic Millions for $275,000 in January 2018, the David Hayes-trained colt is the third miRunners horse to be sold out: once again proving that Australians love affordable racehorse ownership. RECENT NEWS: Another Not A Royal Doubt sister wins Until miRunners, most people were priced out of premium thoroughbred ownership but with an affordable entry point, ownership was instantly made accessible to all Australians for the first time. miRunners purchases high-quality racehorses, matches them up with…

FINAL UNITS: Zoushack close to selling out

The exciting and impressive colt with incredible bloodlines is close to selling out with only limited units remaining in the David Hayes-trained filly. A son of one of the most exciting sires in Australia racing, Zoustar, this colt has taken to training really well with his temperament, that of a champion and future stallion. He is laid back, casual and focused: an absolute cool customer which has reflected in his breaking and pre-training. It’s those types of horses which have the potential to be stallions. RECENT NEWS: Group Two Quinella for Zoustar’s sons The bloodlines also speak for themselves. Zoustar…

Group Two Quinella for Zoustar’s sons

Zoustar continues to impress as a sire with his best result to date on the weekend: his progeny finishing first AND second in the Group II BRC Sires Produce Stakes at Doomben on Saturday. A winner on debut at Warwick Farm back in March, Lean Mean Machine stormed home to defeat fellow Group 2 winner, Zousain. Lean Mean Machine skips up on the inside and leads home his rivals in a tough win in the Group 2 @BrisRaceClub Sires’ Stakes at Doomben for @cwallerracing. @coreyjockey rides a double! pic.twitter.com/PieAH6GNxC — Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) May 26, 2018 This is Zoustar’s 13th…

Water Training: more than just splashing around

Water training has become an integral part of racehorse training programs but perhaps more importantly, a fun part that nearly all racehorses look forward to. When you think of water and training it is natural to think of rehabilitation but for a racehorse it can be the vehicle to better balance, higher workload rates and co-ordination. Looking first at deep water or pool training, swimming is very intensive: for a horse 10 minutes of swimming equals a normal 1 hour-training session. It is good cardiovascular training in which endurance is built under almost non-existent impact conditions. It ensures the horse…

Zoustar on fire as a sire

Who is Australian racing and breeding’s next big thing? Zoustar has a very fair shout as he continued his incredible first season as a sire by being announced as the winner of the 2018 HTBA Champion First Season Sire award. His first crop includes 2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Sunlight and the exciting Group 2 winner Zousain who took out the Moet & Chandon Classic just last Saturday. .@KPMcEvoy threads the needle aboard Zousain, kicking through the field for a very strong win in the Group 2 Champagne Classic. He’s looking a very talented 2YO for @cwallerracing! pic.twitter.com/Yqg2XC3V6N —…

Majority of units sold in promising Zoustar colt

The majority of units have now been sold in the David Hayes’ trained colt, Zoushack. Update: all units have now been sold. With units available in the Zoustar X Shack colt for $275 (plus a monthly fee of $15) and the majority of those units sold, you will have to move quickly if you want to buy-into this incredibly well-bred colt who has been displaying a winning temperament and plenty of promise. RELATED NEWS: Why the Zoustar colt is a great purchase The horse was purchased at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions for $275,000 meaning that units are being…

Zoushack’s sibling continues to win

With five places in a row, including two wins, Zoushack’s half brother is making quite a name for himself. In what is a very encouraging sign for new and potential owners of the David Hayes-trained Zoushack colt, his half-brother – Love Shack Baby – now has two wins, two seconds and two thirds from just nine starts. RELATED NEWS: Why Zoustar x Shack is a great purchase This includes the seriously impressive run last week where he absolutely bolted in against a big field on Thursday at the Wagga Cup carnival to claim first place in the Moane Fitzgerald Civil Class…

The story behind miRunners’ stable names

Owners love the stable names for their racehorses. It allows them to get connected to their horses before an official name is chosen and can also gives them a unique little insight to their thoroughbred’s personality. For example, many Saganaki owners still refer to him as his stable name – Bluey – which was chosen when he was still known to outsiders as “Real Saga x Cubism”. With miRunners purchasing five horses at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions, we sat down with Shannon Betts, Owner and Founder of Emeran Park, to talk through the stable names of the current…

Win your share in 1 of 4 premium racehorses

UPDATE: competition now closed Do you want to own a racehorse? miRunners is giving you a chance to win ownership in four premium thoroughbreds from around the country! Trained by some of Australia’s best trainers, Gai Waterhouse, David Hayes, Tony Gollan and Bjorn Baker, and purchased at Magic Millions, these horses are of extremely high pedigree. There are four ownership units up for grabs (one for each horse) with details on how to win below. Our Premium Thoroughbreds miRunners’ horses are quality yearlings purchased from Australia’s best auctions with the four available options all purchased for $275,000 each at the 2018…

Why Zoushack is a great purchase

Zoushack was one of the bargains of the sales when he was bought at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions for $275,000. As part of the miRunners ownership platform, ownership in Zoushack is only $275 per unit with a monthly fee of $15 for your first unit ($5 for any additional units). RECENT NEWS: Zoustar x Shack’s sibling continues to win Here’s the main reasons why Zoushack – to be trained by David Hayes – was one of the best buys of 2018. Zoustar’s success as a sire Our horse’s sire, Zoustar, has had his first crop to race just…