Zoushack makes it 2 wins from 2 runs this preparation with a gutsy finish

Zoushack put in a gutsy performance to make it 2 wins from 2 outings this preparation, winning Race 10 at Seymour by a literal nose hair. In a tight photo finish which looked to have nothing in it, Zoushack kicked back when it mattered to make it back to back wins. After being vetted at the gates, 3YO gelding Zoushack jumped well out of the barriers and settled at the front of the field, leading from start to finish. In saying this, there was great tension in the finish when it looked as though the fast-finishing Deploys Alone was going…

Here come the butterflies – Bellarine Beauty and Zoushack both accept for Seymour on Thursday!

Thursday will be an exciting day for many miRunners owners. For the first time, the miRunners team of owners will have two runners on the same day, at the same track! This Thursday afternoon, 3YO filly Bellarine Beauty will make her race debut in Race 2 at Seymour, with 3YO gelding Zoushack having his second start of this preparation in Race 10.  The latest thoroughbred to be owned by racing’s ownership revolution, Bellarine Beauty has continually impressed trainer Troy Corstens since she first arrived at his stables. She has won 3 from 4 of her trials/jump outs over her two…

Another big week ahead for miRunners with 3 runners

It’s another big week ahead for miRunners, as Gaelic Puzzle, Bellarine Beauty and Zoushack are all expected to hit the track. Gaelic Puzzle and Zoushack will be having their second runs of this preparation, with Bellarine Beauty set to make her racing debut.  Zoushack put on a dominant display first-up at Sale two weeks ago to win by a length, and trainer David Hayes is hoping he can repeat that next week when he races at Seymour before hopefully heading to the city. Watch his first-up win below: The race was dominated from the front with Zoushack holding off the…

Priority Access Tickets available NOW

In an exclusive 2 week pre-sale window, you have the chance to secure a unit in the next miRunners horse with Lindsay Park. The first miRunners thoroughbred with Lindsay Park sold out quickly, so now is the time to act! In the last yearling sale before Spring, the Easter Inglis Yearling Sale at Warwick Farm on April 9 and 10, miRunners have launched Priority Access Tickets with a range of benefits attached so you can secure your unit in our next thoroughbred, before the rest! For just $50 (which is credited against your unit purchase), you will secure your right…

Excitement brewing as several miRunners 2YOs take to the track

miRunners owners are pumped and excited about the current line up and early signs of potential with many of their thoroughbreds, all at the point of jump outs and trials in preparation for the Autumn racing season. Yesterday morning (Tuesday 19th February), Shezawitness trained by Mick Price blitzed the field by three lengths in her jump out at Caulfield Racecourse. Mick Price is excited by this filly and how she has progressed since last year. He is now planning to give Shezawitness another trial next Tuesday February 26 and if all goes well, take her to the races after that.…

Don’t miss out on a quality 2YO as miRunners take to the track – Part Two

The first of our 2YO’s have taken to the track for Autumn, with Gaelic Puzzle having a great debut trial at Royal Randwick on February 7. With Zoushack scheduled to trial at Flemington, owners are eagerly waiting for their thoroughbreds to hit the racecourse. Could you handle the excitement of watching your own horse at the track? Not only are two of our 2YO’s trialing this week, all our other 2YO’s are in the stables or in pre-training. It could be a case of having every single miRunners horse in work at the one time. The outcome of being able…

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…