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MyRacehorse to Offer Shares in Yearlings with $2M Bonus

MyRacehorse will offer ownership in six yearlings that were purchased at the recent Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale of selected yearlings. The yearlings, referred to as the "Fasig Select Six, each come with a $2-million bonus designed specifically for horses purchased by MyRacehorse at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. For colts, the bonus would be paid if any were to win the GI Kentucky Derby and for the fillies, the bonus would be paid for a GI Kentucky Oaks victory. Unlike past MyRacehorse offerings, where bonuses were split in partnership with co-owners,...

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Going to Vegas Likely to Supplement to Breeders' Cup

Though not nominated to the Breeders' Cup, it appears that GI Rodeo Drive S. winner Going to Vegas (Goldencents) will put her three-race winning streak on the line in the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. "The owners haven't collectively come together, but all indications are that she's going to the Breeders' Cup," said Myracehorse Founder and CEO Michael Behrens. "That was our expectation going into the Rodeo Drive, that if she ran well, the plan would be to go to the Breeders' Cup." It will cost $100,000 to...

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Going to Vegas Going to Del Mar After Frontrunning Rodeo Drive Victory

In their respective most recent trips to the post, Going To Vegas (Goldencents) was ridden by Flavien Prat to a popular victory in the GII John C. Mabee S. while stablemate Luck (Kitten's Joy) had Umberto Rispoli in the irons for a first-level allowance tally at Del Mar Aug. 7. The preeminent turf riders on the circuit swapped mounts for Saturday's GI Rodeo Drive S., and at the end of a very entertaining 10 furlongs, it was the Italian and Going To Vegas who proved narrowly best over the French...

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An Offshoot of MyRacehorse, Edge Racing Off to a Fast Start

As the MyRacehorse syndicate continued to grow, the team there kept hearing what became a familiar refrain from some of its many partners. They wanted something more. While the microshare concept proved to be innovative and popular, there are some limitations when you might own only a tiny fraction of a horse. With that in mind, last fall, MyRacehorse created a spinoff business, launching Edge Racing. Edge is more along the lines of traditional partnerships, which may include about a dozen owners instead of several hundred or even a thousand....

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Moonlight d'Oro on Comeback Trail

Moonlight d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro), taken off the GI Kentucky Oaks trail with a knee chip following a visually impressive score in the GIII Las Virgenes S. at Santa Anita Feb. 6, is aiming for a return to Hall of Famer Richard Mandella's barn later this summer with an eye on a fall campaign. "The surgery went well," said Joe Mishak, MyRacehorse's Racing Operations Manager. "She's been doing great, filling out and looking really good. Just biding her time, which is standard operating procedure [following surgery], especially for the Mandella barn....

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Monomoy Girl To Get A Break

According to co-owner MyRacehorse, Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) is having some minor physical issues and will be given a freshener before returning to the races later this year. "After collaborating with our partners, Spendthrift Farm, and trainer Brad Cox, have decided to give Monomoy Girl a brief break from training, with the expectation of the 6-year-old mare returning for a second-half of the year campaign on the racetrack," read an email sent to those owning a share of Monomoy Girl through Myracehorse. The email went on to say that Monomoy Girl...

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The Sports Business Furlong: Michael Behrens, Founder and CEO of MyRacehorse
The Sports Business Furlong: Michael Behrens, Founder and CEO of MyRacehorse

   Michael Behrens is synonymous with innovation in the racing industry, having brought the concept of microshares into everyday conversation. His MyRacehorse struck gold early--and almost immediately--when Authentic (Into Mischief) won the 2020 GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders' Cup Classic en route to Horse of the Year honors just months after buying in. Carter Carnegie, who provides some marketing services for MyRacehorse, recently had a conversation with Behrens, who remains in the news with other high-profile investments, including a recently announced partnership in two-time champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar).   ...

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MyRacehorse Confirms Monomoy Girl Partnership

MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm will partner on the 2021 racing campaign of two-time champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), who makes her 2021 debut Sunday at Oaklawn in the GIII Bayakoa S. In a lease-to-race agreement for the 2021 season, MyRacehorse has acquired a majority ownership interest in the 6-year-old mare, purchased by Spendthrift at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale for $9.5 million. The news was first reported by Bob Ehalt on BloodHorse.com, who discussed the details with Sol Kumin, who has also bought back into the mare. Shares in Monomoy Girl,...

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Sunday's Insights: Deep Msw of Grassy Sophomore Sprinters On Tap at Santa Anita

5th-SA, $61K, Msw, 3yo, 6fT, 5:42 p.m. ET NAISMITH (Medaglia d'Oro) will lace them up for the first time for MyRacehorse and Hall of Famer Richard Mandella. The half-brother to GISW and young Darby Dan stallion Klimt (Quality Road) and GSP West Coast Chick (Malibu Moon) was a $385,000 KEENOV weanling and $150,000 OBS July 2-year-old. The rail-drawn Epidemic (Orb) has some bullets in the holster for his unveiling as well. Ryan Hanson trains the half-brother to millionaire Stanford (Malibu Moon), who most recently brought $165,000 as an OBS March...

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Medaglia d'Oro Filly Last to First in Las Virgenes

The highly regarded Moonlight d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) took her first steps toward the GI Kentucky Oaks for Hall of Famer Richard Mandella with an impressive, last-to-first victory in Saturday's GIII Las Virgenes S. at Santa Anita. The good-looking, last out Los Alamitos maiden winner in her two-turn debut with a field-best 87 Beyer Speed Figure Dec. 13 was sent off as the 6-5 second-choice in this stakes debut. She was content to trail the field of five beneath Flavien Prat as the Bob Baffert-trained favorite Kalypso (Brody's Cause), a last...

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Over the Moon for Saturday's Las Virgenes

With Horse of the Year Authentic (Into Mischief) off to the breeding shed to stand alongside his superstar sire at Spendthrift Farm, how do you follow up on a 2020 season that included wins in the GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders' Cup Classic? For Michael Behrens's budding MyRacehorse microshare partnership and B. Wayne Hughes's Spendthrift Farm, having a promising filly on the GI Kentucky Oaks trail is certainly a good place to begin. Moonlight d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro), a visually impressive maiden winner for Hall of Famer Richard Mandella in...

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Authentic Wins Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Presumptive Horse of the Year Authentic (Into Mischief) has been voted the Secretariat Vox Populi Award winner by horse racing fans. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing. Winner of the GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders' Cup Classic, Authentic bested nominees Monomoy Girl, Swiss Skydiver, Tiz the Law and Whitmore. All five nominees were selected by the Vox Populi committee and presented to thousands of voters in...

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