OwnerView announced Monday that MyRacehorse, an ownership group where individuals can purchase microshares in Thoroughbreds, has been named the 2020 New Owner of the Year. Presented by New York Thoroughbred Breeders, the award will be given during the seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, to be held virtually Nov. 3-4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“MyRacehorse launched nationally in June 2019 with aspirations of making a real impact on the sport of horse racing,” said Michael Behrens, founder and chief executive officer of MyRacehorse. “We were confident it would happen, but never in our wildest dreams did we expect it to happen so quickly. Winning this award, especially considering the innovators that have won it previously, is truly the icing on the cake to a surreal and magical year for MyRacehorse.”
Included among the horses MyRacehorse has partnered in is GI Kentucky Derby winner Authentic (Into Mischief). Previous winners of the New Owner of the Year Award have included Larry Best, Churchill Downs Racing Club, Charles and Susan Chu, Sol Kumin, and LNJ Foxwoods.