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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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I Am Horse Racing Partners With Myracehorse

I Am Horse Racing and MyRacehorse.com are pleased to announce a newfound partnership in the interest of education and communication within racing. In addition to providing a closer look at MyRacehorse's latest offering, the "Future Stars Bundle," which will highlight 14 yearlings purchased at the 2020 Keeneland September Sale, the content series around these horses will also focus on the personal stories of those who have dedicated their lives to the industry. This joint effort will focus on the journey and overall progress of 14 yearlings, showcasing them from breaking...

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OwnerView Names MyRacehorse New Owner of the Year

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...

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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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Street Band Looking to 'Bounce Back' in Apple Blossom

Oaklawn Park, which continues to be Thoroughbred racing's headline act in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hosts the Apple Blossom H. this Saturday, the first of the track's two Grade I events. While 2019 GI Kentucky Oaks victress Serengeti Empress (Alternation) figures a warm favorite off her course-and-distance romp in the GIII Azeri S. Mar. 14, trainer Larry Jones is hopeful that Street Band (Istan) return to same form that saw her beat Serengeti Empress into sixth in last year's GI Cotillion S. "She's doing well, everything seems to...

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Sunday's Racing Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 5th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT, 2:34 p.m. ET The well-bred Follow the Flag (Tapit) makes her debut here for Skara Glen Stables and trainer Michael Matz. The $675,000 KEENOV weanling is out of Grade I winner Mushka (Empire), herself a $1.6-million FTSAUG yearling; $2.4-million KEENOV '08 seller; and $650,000 KEENOV '16 graduate while carrying Follow the Flag. Mushka is a granddaughter of MGISW Lakeway (Seattle Slew). Follow the Flag shows an ubeat series of drills, mostly of late over the Palm Meadows sod--click...

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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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