Michael Behrens

MyRacehorse Founder Michael Behrens Joins TDN Writers’ Room

As far as marketing for a nascent, unorthodox racehorse ownership venture goes, you couldn't do much better than a horse carrying your silks into the Churchill Downs infield as the GI Kentucky Derby winner. That's what Michael Behrens experienced Saturday, as Authentic (Into Mischief), bought into by his MyRacehorse microshare partnership in June, fought off favored Tiz the Law (Constitution) past the Twin Spires to earn the garland of roses. Wednesday, Behrens joined the TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland as the Green Group Guest of the Week to...

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Michael Behrens of MyRacehorse

When Authentic (Into Mischief) ran in this week's Kentucky Derby, he carried the hopes and dreams of over 5,000 microshare owners with him, who can now rightly call themselves owners of a Kentucky Derby winner.

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MyRacehorse.com Buys into Authentic

If you've got a dream and $206 you, too, can own a piece of a contender for the GI Kentucky Derby. MyRacehorse.com has purchased a 12.5% interest in GI Santa Anita Derby runner-up Authentic (Into Mischief) and will soon begin the process of selling micro shares in the horse to clients. The transaction includes buying into the horse's stallion career, which is a first for the racing partnership that specializes in selling very small shares in horses for a few hundred dollars or less. Launched by CEO and Founder Michael...

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MyRacehorse to Donate Portion of May Proceeds to Backstretch Workers

MyRacehorse, the micro-shares ownership syndicate, has pledged to donate 10% of proceeds derived in the month of May to three charities which support backstretch workers: Backside Learning Center, Backstretch Employee Service Team, and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. "We knew we wanted to use our platform to raise funds to assist the backstretch workers during this difficult time, and by partnering with the three selected non-profits, we are thrilled to know the funds will be put in very capable hands and optimized to the fullest," said My Racehorse founder Michael...

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Hooked On Horse Racing: Michael Behrens

Tired of all the bad news? So were we. So, in our new series, we focus on the positive, asking people from non-horse racing families two questions: how they get hooked, and how they'll hook someone else on horse racing this year. MICHAEL BEHRENS, CEO OF MYRACEHORSE.COM What was the experience that made you fall in love with horse racing? I'm kind of typical of those people who are exposed to racing early on. I had a friend whose dad was into racing. When I was 16, they invited me...

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Building a 100-Horse Stable, One Micro-Share at a Time

Michael Behrens has very suddenly--and a bit unexpectedly, he admits--found himself in a position to be buying a significant amount of bloodstock. Behrens is the co-founder of MyRacehorse, the micro-shares syndicate that acquires partnership interests in racehorses then slices those assets into far smaller investment opportunities that generally cost below $400 per share and usually equate to one-tenth of one percent of ownership in a race-ready horse, all training costs included. The firm barely existed a year ago and only bought its first 2-year-old at auction this March. Yet Behrens...

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