miRunners Update March 2024

I hope this message finds you all in great spirits, I’m thrilled to share some exciting updates and announcements from the miRunners stable.

Firstly, let’s talk about our stars on the track. Fixated recently took to Eagle Farm for a jumpout against some formidable open company horses. While it wasn’t a flawless display, Fixated held his own and is steadily bouncing back from his setback. We are looking forward to seeing him in action again very soon, most probably in another trial.

Similarly, Strasbeau recently had a trial at Gawler. Bouncing out of the gates with renewed energy, he left behind a previous lacklustre trial and delighted all the owners present with his improved showing. He has now been nominated for a 2 year old race at Murray Bridge on the 9th March over 1100m.

Global Eclipse is back at Rosehill and has commenced his preparation.  This prep we are looking to get him to a trial and hopefully all going well, we will see him make his racing debut.  It’s been a fair lay off for Divine Existence particularly but she has handled her recovery very well. Zoushack and Star Ambition are looking at a return to training in the very near future.

I have been eager to announce the secured events for 2024 and trust me they are ones that you do not want to miss. You will see further detail on these events in our ‘What’s News’ section below.

Thank you for your incredible ongoing support. I feel privileged to be on this racehorse ownership journey with each and every one of you, and I cannot wait to connect with as many owners as possible over the coming months.

Regards

Mick

FROM THE TRAINERS

miRunners welcomes Annabel Neasham to the family!

Growing up in the Northamptonshire village of Croughton in the United Kingdom, Annabel honed her horsemanship skills through eventing, show-jumping and hunting. It was the British jumps scene that first hooked her into racing, avidly following National Hunt events such as the Cheltenham Festival.

In 2016, Annabel took up the opportunity to travel to Australia – for what was meant to be a working holiday. She never left, and now can’t imagine being anywhere else. After six months with Gai Waterhouse, Annabel relocated to the Caulfield stable of Ciaron Maher. Annabel was able to work with quality Group 1 winners such as Jameka and Merchant Navy. Maher soon put her in charge of the Sydney branch of the stable.  Under Annabel’s watch, the stable recorded more than 50 victories in New South Wales in its first two seasons and unveiled a string of high-quality young horses such as Dubious, Prague, Away Game, Holyfield and Cellsabeel.

The strong results paint a clear picture of Annabel’s training talents. Her two years at the helm of Ciaron Maher Racing’s Sydney stable have also familiarised her with her surroundings at Warwick Farm, where she was granted 36 boxes to begin her solo training career in the 2020-21 racing season.

Annabel Neasham Racing has established a remarkable track record since Annabel transitioned to training in her own right. With an impressive tally of 8 Group 1 wins, 13 Group 2 wins, 5 Group 3 wins, and 15 listed wins achieved, her success speaks volumes.

We are excited to invite you to join us and the experience of racing that accompany Annabel Neasham’s training prowess.  Whether you’re a seasoned racing enthusiast or new to the world of horseracing, owning a share of a racehorse through miRunners with Annabel Neasham Racing offers an unforgettable journey into racehorse ownership.

WHAT’S NEWS

Upcoming Owners events

We can announce that we have locked in additional owners events for 2024,  and we are very excited to share with you the following:

  1. The weekend of June 22nd and 23rd in Scone, NSW. Prepare for an unforgettable two-day experience in the Upper Hunter region. Day one includes a visit to Kia Ora Stud to meet the incredible Farnan and gain insights into the operational side of the stud.  Kia Ora’s paddocks sit along the Pages River east of Scone, it is one of the most successful studs in Australian thoroughbred breeding history, boasting graduates like Exceed & Excel and Wild Ruler. The current stallions that stand at Kia Ora are, Farnan, Captivant and Prague.

We will then journey to North Bloodstock to catch up with Dusty Tycoon and check on her pregnancy progress. North is miRunners head of bloodstock Mick Malones new farm which he runs with his wife Pauline. At the recent Inglis Classic sale North broke the filly sale record selling a Too Darn Hot yearling for $600,000.

On Sunday morning we will head to Newgate Farm to admire their world class stallions and soak in the breath-taking views of this 1700 acre property in prime Hunter Valley country. Newgate Farm is one of Australia’s premier studs standing stallions such as Extreme Choice, Wild Ruler, Capitalist, Cosmic Force, Brutal and many more.

Once we finish up at Newgate everyone will get the chance to head off and get dressed up to spend the afternoon together at the Scone Races, enjoying cold drinks and cheering on some horses at the local races.

  1. The weekend of August 17th, we will head to Northwood Park, VIC, for an exclusive tour of Darley Stud, courtesy of the Godolphin team. Northwood Park was purchased by Darley in 2006 to stand 12 stallions. Darley is a global racing and breeding empire owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Details will be finalised shortly, so keep an eye out for more information.

We are also hoping to organise another owners sales tour at the Adelaide Magic Millions sales, which is being held on 18th & 19th March. We will be sure to update you as things progress.

DON’T MISS OUT – Shares are selling FAST!

Exciting times are ahead as sales for our 2024 miRunners yearlings are soaring, and shares are selling faster than ever! Our impressive lineup features stellar prospects including the Farnan x I Am Excited colt, the Twin Turbo’s (Farnan x Reprimand & Farnan x Comprende colts), the Time To Reign (Time to Reign x Guapa colt) and Dusty Tycoons brother, Rusty (Brutal x Sponsored colt).

We are thrilled to welcome a wave of new owners to the miRunners family and also our existing owners who are continuing their journey with these exceptional new additions to our stable. The excitement is contagious, and we can’t wait to ride this incredible wave in thoroughbred ownership together.

In addition to our outstanding horses, we’re proud to announce our partnership with the best two year old trainers in the world, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott. Their enthusiasm for welcoming the Farnan colts into their stable speaks volumes, and their track record of success is unparalleled.

Furthermore, we’re delighted to share that the immensely talented Annabel Neasham is gearing up to commence the education of our Time To Reign colt, on the 5th of March. With Annabel’s expertise and passion, we are confident this partnership will yield exceptional results.

This is your chance to be part of something truly extraordinary in the world of horse racing. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – secure your share in the 2024 miRunners yearlings today via this link: https://mirunners.com/our-stable/

TRACKSIDE

Fixated’s trial last week

Amidst a Brisbane summer marked by relentless rain, Fixated recently returned to the turf at Doomben for a trial that left us all feeling optimistic.

Despite the deluge that has characterised this season, the track at Doomben held up admirably for the grass trials. Fixated, under the guidance of Rob Heathcote, tackled the trial very well. Notably, some of the contenders in the race were open company horses, providing a true test of Fixated’s mettle.

While it’s natural for any horse to tire towards the end of his first hit out after a spell, Fixated showed us that he’s still got it. As expected, he will need to shed a few more kilograms, but this was anticipated and nothing out of the ordinary.

Looking ahead, Fixated is poised for another trial, likely scheduled for Tuesday the 12th of March. Following this, he will be primed and ready to make his return to the races. Rob is satisfied with Fixated’s progress, reassuring us that there are no lingering signs of the hamstring issue that he had.

We are excited to see Fixated back at Eagle Farm, and we can’t wait to see him back in action, representing the miRunners family.

As always, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone of Fixated’s owners for your unwavering support and enthusiasm. We are looking forward to the next chapter of his journey, cheering him on with you.

MERCHANDISE

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