“This is not fantasy – it’s real!” stated an enthusiastic Terry Kennedy in signalling The Racing League is a bold new era for an industry historically known as the Sport of Kings.
“The Racing League is positioned to revolutionise the industry, smashing down the barriers to
racehorse ownership and allowing all Australians the opportunity to own a share.”
“In not one, but six premium level thoroughbreds, with thousands already on a ride of the lifetime in the world’s first horse racing league which was officially launched around Australia.”
“State pride and rivalry of opposing teams are set to unleash the powers of tribalism with sporting legends heading-up the unique teams of the state-based league,” continued Terry Kennedy
“The Racing League’s inaugural season will see the Queensland Rogues taking on the New South Wales Tycoons, the Vic Husslers and the Black Hearts from Western Australia.”
In following, The Racing League CEO Steve Brown expressed “it’s the new game in town, and it’s the only sport where you can own the participants with racing quintessentially Australian.”
“Industry leaders are on record as saying micro-ownership is the future of the sport and they are right. The Australian racing industry is about being available to everyone.”
In unit-holders choosing a Team, they then vote on two ready-to-race horses and four newly purchased yearlings in being ‘your horse, your team, your colours, your decision making.’
All horses are purchased by respected Bloodstock Agents, and all owners can vote on their horse selection under an AFL/NFL draft style system. A $2million salary cap exists.
In Year 1 from March 1 2021 and running to The Everest Day 2022, 25 points are awarded for a Metropolitan win, 10 for a non-Metro win, and up to 100 points for a Group 1 success.
All respective prizemoney is paid into each owner account, and owners can confer directly with the trainer on what jockey is to ride their horse.
Owners also have right to vote on their choice of up to four metropolitan trainers and a minimum of two non-metropolitan trainers, with trainers submitting an online pitch video.
A year-end draft system applies where each team must submit one horse into an AFL/NFL vote system, with Year 2 being the Sunday after The Everest 2021, and running to Everest Day 2022.
State of Origin legends Laurie Daley, for the NSW Tycoons, and Billy Slater, the Qld Rogues, can’t wait to once again battle for State superiority.
“There’s nothing better than beating Queensland” said Daley, with Slater reminding him that Queensland has won 8 Origin’s in a row and the Rogues won’t be beaten in TRL.
Proud Brownlow medalist Shane Crawford has no doubting the Vic Husslers, while in the west its Sky Channel’s Brittany Taylor who was born into racing and in between rides trackwork.
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