MyRacehorse has arrived on our shores, and in the new world of micro-ownership they have the ‘blessing’ in Australian of the Kentucky-based establishment Spendthrift Farm.
In ‘not afraid to think big’ Spendthrift’s B Wayne Hughes saw 5,314 MyRacehorse owners of Authentic win the Kentucky Derby, and now its MyRacehorse with four top-line Magic Million graduates.
MyRacehorse has certainly stepped-out with the $1.2m Spendthrift purchased colt by champion sire Written Tycoon, being described as ‘an X-factor colt and ready-made stallion.’
To be trained by Hawkes Racing at Rosehill Gardens, he’s the family of Gr1 winner Rewaaya, from the Medaglia d’Oro mare Taqaseem, who is half-sister to Doomben Cup winner Sense of Occasion.
The Redoubt’s Choice-Once Were Wild colt is with Randwick trainer Mark Newnham, and being a $340,000 sale graduate and is a ‘rare Redoute’s Choice colt, who looks a true miler and more.’
Described as a ’free moving beast’ and full-brother to Gr3 winner Long Time Ago and Warwick Farm winner Bold and Wild, his dam is the Australian Oaks winner Once Were Wild, by Johannesburg.
A $400,000 buy from the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, not the Magic Millions, is the Deep Field colt described by trainer Tony McEvoy as ‘a big deep strong fellow with great movement.’
In being the family of Perth Cup winner Western Jewel, he’s from the good winner Western Gem, a daughter of leading sire Forward Charge, with Deep Field being Leading Third Crop sire.
Also to be trained by Team Hawkes is the yet to race Frosted 2yo filly Inclement, who was a $650,000 Spendthrift buy, being a half-sister to the multiple Gr1 winner Santa Ana Lane.
Already a top-line young sire in Australian and the USA, Frosted captured Belmont Park’s famous ‘Met Mile,’ with MyRachorse stating Inclement is ‘a 2yo ready to race, with sprint, speed, power.’
Showing late 2yo form for Bjorn Baker is the Fastnet Rock filly Rock Chant, who’s out of the winner Aaralyn, by Choisir, and a three-quarter sister to Gr1 winner Amicus, also by Fastnet Rock.
In being the family of champion sprinter and sire Starspangledbanner, she was a $300,000 buy from Newgate Farm with her trainer ‘impressed with her work, and looking to get her to the races.’
“MyRacehorse intends to have another 30 yearling on-line by the Spring Carnivals, with each horse coming with its own package of impeccable breeding and an ambition to entertain owners on the big stage,” said Ben Willis as General Manager Marketing.
“Spendthrift have purchased great yearlings, with elite pedigrees. We have these horses with the top Australian trainers and to be ridden by the best jockeys and aiming for the best results.”
In having a racing-wagering career at Tabcorp, spanning the TAB and Sky Racing, Ben Willis is joined by Rob Dauth as General Manager Racing & Operation, being with Sportsbet for six years.
“MyRacehorse makes horse ownership accessible for everyone, where we can compete at the highest level,” said Ben Willis, “we want to drive more racing fans into ownership and continue to grow the sport of racing.”
“Racing’s the great equaliser, and a one-off cost gives every punter the chance to be an owner at the highest level and hopefully experience the incomparable thrill of watching your horse cross the line first.”
MyRacehorse Australia ‘democratises thoroughbred ownership in making up to 10,000 micro-shares available per racehorse, with each micro-share being to the value of 0.01 percent of the overall horse.’
‘In exchange for the one-time investment, owners can follow their horse’s journey from paddock to the track courtesy of regular updates from trainers, breeders and form analysts.’
‘Ownership perks include access to exclusive events where they can hear from and meet the experts firsthand, mingle with other owners and experience the thrill of watching their horse hit the track.’
‘Owners also receive a proportionate share of any prize money and sale proceeds from their horse, making it an all-encompassing premium experience.’
Of course, why not follow the MyRaceHorse Stable experience in buying a 12.5% share in Santa Anita Derby second Authentic, then have 5,314 fans take-up 12,5000 microshares at $206 each.
Authentic next won the Kentucky Derby with 1,000 microshares sold on race morning, then win the Breeders’ Cup Classic, later crowned Horse of The Year, and now a sire at Spendthrift Farm.
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