The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-09-19T23:02:44Z The first ever affordable Snitzel filly, named by hundreds of miRunners owners, ahead of early 2YO trial next week 2019-09-19T23:02:44Z the-first-ever-affordable-snitzel-filly-named-by-hundreds-of-mirunners-owners-ahead-of-early-2yo-trial-next-week An all consuming Spring is now unfolding for miRunners owners and it is only just beginning! Shezawitness delivered the first miRunners win and next week Zoushack heads to the Moonee Valley night meeting preceding grand final day. Now the first ever Snitzel filly to be offered in the affordable premium ownership model, Snitzel X Typing, was named today ahead of her impending trial this Monday. Trainer Chris Munce has his eyes set on the early 2YO races so it had to be a quick turn around to name the Snitzel X Typing filly. Naming nominations for this filly kicked off just three weeks ago, and with the help of a smart team at Racing Australia this filly will go to trial on Monday 23 September with her racing name. As part of the miRunners ownership model naming suggestions are opened to the public and just like previous miRunners horses, this filly had hundreds of name suggestions. Steven Brown, miRunners CEO says “It is so incredible to have so many people being a part of this process. We have owners in this filly nominating names, miRunners owners in other horses nominating names and members of the public who just love racing entering names.”  Owner privileges are maintained though, with only owners in the horse allowed to cast a vote on the final name. And in that vote the owners of the Snitzel X Typing filly chose Northern Thunder from a shortlist of thirty Racing Australia approved names. In the first part as a nod to her being in Queensland which is in the North of Australia and then more revealing in the nature of the miRunners ownership experience the noise her owners will likely make when she races down the straight. This forward Snitzel X Typing filly is the first horse to be named in partnership with Racing Queensland, and Racing Queensland are thrilled with the name and what this means for racing and thoroughbred ownership in Queensland.  Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell said: “This first horse highlights the important marketing partnership between Racing Queensland and miRunners. Northern Thunder will race in maroon colours, has a real Sunshine State name and is trained in Queensland - what a great treble for Queensland racing.” Northern Thunder is by Australia’s champion sire in Snitzel, and this filly is the first by Snitzel to be offered in an affordable ownership model. Arrowfield's John Messara puts this into context when he says, "The Cox Plate, Golden Slipper, Tj Smith, Oakleigh Plate - these are races that owners dream about winning and Snitzel can make those dreams come true - his sons and daughters have already won them all" There are still ownership units available in this filly, as she begins her journey towards the Magic Millions 2020. Units are available for just $330 + $15/month ($5 per month for any subsequent units purchased). ENDS About miRunners miRunners is changing the face of Australian thoroughbred racing, making horse ownership accessible to all Australians.  The miRunners model aims to bring the best horses together with the best trainers and make them affordable so anyone who has a passion for racing can experience ownership. There is no secret to our formula: we simply purchase a premium racehorse, match it up with a top tier trainer and split the purchase cost into 1,000 units. No mark up. And a monthly fee is charged to cover all expenses so you are assured there are no nasty cost surprises. And no matter if you own a single unit or if you own 20, every unit holder is given the full ownership experience which includes: Updates direct to you from your leading trainer/stable in real time Pro-rata share in prize money won Pro-rata share in sales proceeds at end of racing career Opportunities to meet your horse and your trainer Private area on race day (dependent on the race day conditions) Certificate of ownership A chance to add a premium thoroughbred horse to your family The opportunity to develop life-long friendships A dedicated Australian based customer service team on phone, email and facebook miRunners announce appointment of Vicky Leonard & Blake Matthews to Board of Directors 2019-06-25T06:18:00Z mirunners-announce-appointment-of-vicky-leonard-amp-blake-matthews-to-board-of-directors Sydney June 25, 2019 The 99 Sports Pty Ltd Board (parent company of miRunners and miStable platforms) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicky Leonard and Blake Matthews as a non-executive directors. Vicky Leonard who was in 2018 named among the most influential people in global racing under the age of 35, is the managing director of the innovative marketing, strategy and design firm Kick Collective as well as TDN Aust/NZ.  Vicky’s passion is centred on ensuring the racing industry has a future, which aligns well with the miRunners ownership model, aimed at materially impacting the number of people who race horses in Australia.  Vicky states, “I have always been motivated by inspiring ideas and what miRunners are doing could prove a key innovation in contributing to the future proofing of the racing industry. The thrill of ownership and a deep connection with the thoroughbred are the racing industry’s key assets, these are assets that no other competing entertainment option can offer. The sport of racing needs to evolve from the tradition of being priced only for the wealthy and miRunners have done this via a trusted, transparent structure that allows mainstream populations to experience premium level, yet affordable ownership”.  “Like all entertainment options, the racing industry too must innovate to survive, it must use technology to connect with the next generation and with an animal welfare movement dominating the conversation within racing, we must rebuild and reconnect the bond between human and horse. I am extremely motivated to be working with miRunners on such an important industry opportunity”. Blake Matthews’ joins the board as a non-executive of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association an experienced Manager in the Chartered Accounting and Professional Services space with the well respected AH Tighe & Associates. Aside from bringing with him critical expertise in financial management and corporate governance, Blake brings to the table a deep seeded passion for the future of racing.  “I accepted the position as a non-executive director of NSWROA with a knowledge that the next generation is going to be critical in shaping the future of what is a truly wonderful sport, said Matthews. “Race days as a whole have a live atmosphere that can rival the best of our domestic sporting codes. Coupled with growing prizemoney and competition I see a future where Racing is a true top tier sport for everyone to enjoy. Having the privilege to join the NSWROA board I'm excited by the opportunity to now potentially shift the dial in racing with miRunners”.  “The opportunity through miRunners to change the sport for the betterment of just so many, immediately grabbed my attention. Removing the traditional barriers to entry in racing brings with it significant execution requirements and we have a lot to do. However, I have been working with the miRunners team for a while now and this is a group of people who are motivated to ensure racing not only survives in the future but thrives as well”. CEO and co-founder of miRunners Steve Brown welcome the appointments. ”As a $5bn industry,  being reliant on the ageing heartbeats of just 100000 owners, seems quite a risk to take.''  “Whilst miRunners is years in the making, since we have launched, in a relatively short space of time we have introduced thousands of Australians into this wonderful industry through ownership”. “This is importantly a premium level experience, via expensive horses made affordable and digitally accessible via the 1000 ownership unit structure. Two thirds of our owners to date are aged 35-44 and under and two thirds have never owned a racehorse before”. “This however is just the beginning and with much to do, these appointments will likely prove key in our quest, as we take the responsibility of what we are doing extremely seriously.” Blake Matthews and Vicky Leonard’s appointments will be effective from 1 July 2019.  ENDS About miRunners miRunners is changing the face of Australian thoroughbred racing, making horse ownership accessible to all Australians.  For most of history, ownership of thoroughbreds was limited to a select few with high costs and obstacles making it incredibly difficult for the everyday Australian to enjoy the ownership experience. The miRunners model has changed all that as we aim to bring the best horses together with the best trainers and make them affordable so anyone who has a passion for racing can experience ownership. There is no secret to our formula: we simply purchase a premium racehorse, match it up with a top tier trainer and split the purchase cost into 1,000 units. No mark up.  For example: when the first miRunners horse – Saganaki, was purchased at the Gold Coast Magic Millions for $165,000, the horse was split into 1,000 units which were available to purchase for $165 each. We expect any horse we purchase to be in the $165,000-300,000 price range and every horse we purchase will be divided into 1,000 equal units. If the horse wins, the owners’ share of win is also distributed equally by 1,000 units. miRunners makes its fees from the monthly fee. $11 (inc. GST) covers the communication and administration, $5 per month covers all the insurance, food and training fees. Total fees for your first unit will be $16 per month but only $5 for any subsequent units in the same horse. No matter how many units you own in a horse, you pay the $11 (inc. GST) component for your first unit only. The miRunners ownership experience: No matter if you own a single unit or if you own 20, every unit holder is given the full ownership experience which includes: Updates direct to you from your leading trainer/stable in real time Pro-rata share in prize money won Pro-rata share in sales proceeds at end of racing career Opportunities to meet your horse and your trainer Private area on race day (dependent on the race day conditions) Certificate of ownership A chance to add a premium thoroughbred horse to your family The opportunity to develop life-long friendships A dedicated Australian based customer service team on phone, email and facebook