Written by Dave Schmidt of the Mercer County Outlook
(8-9-22) Everyone knows about the Kentucky Derby, The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the jewel of thoroughbred horse racing. The excitement the first week of May grabs the national attention, doesn’t matter if you follow horse racing or not.
Now anyone can own a piece of a possible Kentucky Derby winner and not have to break the bank. This is all in thanks to MyRacehorse.com and founder Michael Behrens. According to the web site – He is dedicated on a day to day basis of fulfilling his vision of providing every fan the opportunity to experience the thrills of racehorse ownership irrespective of budget.
What makes this all work is the professional way MRH handles you as a owner. You are regularly updated via social media and the MRH app on the horse you purchase shares in. Your account on the web site has details on every horse you own a share in. It is well done and comprehensive.
Owners can attend races, meet other MRH owners, share in winner circle events, farm tours, meet the jockeys and talk to the trainers. The experience is unlimited.
MRH owners of ‘Authentic’ were a part of the 2020 Kentucky Derby win
For some it is a dream come true and MRH has made it possible. You have the option to buy just one share or more shares up to a certain limit. The current 2-year olds being offered are from $67 a share to $165 share.
These racehorses are bred by some of the best sires in racing… one is sired by 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit, another by Pioneer of the Nile the sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh and one by 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.
Below the latest purchase by MRH and future ownership by members-
When you have a quality horse you need trainers of the same caliber, like the winningest trainer of all-time Steve Asmussen, Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, Kent Sweezey and Todd Pletcher.
Not every horse will win a Triple Crown race, some may not experience success, but all have been acquired for MRH after careful review and consideration. The only guarantee is the excitement of owning of a racehorse and experiencing the ups and downs that goes with that.
Purchasing MyRacehorse horses allows for this concept to work.
After seeing the below tweet and video of Charles Toler, who owns shares in 26 horses (including Authentic), that was enough for me. I decided to create my own ‘micro’ stable.
To get started I recently purchased one share each in three horses, Moonbow 20 ($86 a share), Helicopter Money ($67 a share) and Stay Fabulous ($124 a share)…2 fillys and 1 colt. Yes, plans are for additional horses to be added to the stable.
Setting up a spreadsheet to keep details and costs. This allows you to see the trends of what you are investing in. As a sports fan I love to follow the stats and this will allow for doing that.
The next step was to set-up a Facebook page, Nole Ksum Racing Stable which provides the opportunity to share what the horses are doing.
The ‘micro‘ stable concept allows the owner to build and develop a business in horse racing. Not many sports allow for an opportunity like this.