Do you want there was an reasonably priced solution to get into the “Sport of Kings” and rub shoulders with racing’s elite and sporting superstars?
Properly, right here’s your alternative with the nationwide launch on Thursday of the world’s first racing league, which alerts a daring new period for the thoroughbred trade.
By borrowing from rugby league’s profitable State of Origin idea, The Racing League is positioned to revolutionise the trade, smashing down limitations to racehorse possession and permitting all Australians an reasonably priced alternative to personal shares in not one however six premium stage thoroughbreds for under $200.
The Racing League is being promoted as “the brand new recreation on the town – it’s daring, it’s brash and it’s disruptive and now everybody can afford to be a participant on certainly one of Australian sports activities largest phases.’’
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Steve Brown is the driving pressure behind miRunners, the micro-ownership group which has gun three-year-old Rothfire of their slot for the $15 million The TAB Everest subsequent month and he’s extending his funding within the thoroughbred trade by launching the The Racing League idea.
The inaugural The Racing League “season” will begin on March 1 subsequent yr and conclude on TAB Everest Day 2022, together with 4 state-based groups made up of six racehorses.
There are 10,000 items at $200 every on the market with all cash spent on racehorse purchases.
Brown mentioned every workforce might be made up of 4 yearlings and two ready-to-race horses with the preliminary yearling purchases to be made on the Magic Hundreds of thousands Sale subsequent January. Every workforce’s runners will earn factors for racetrack efficiency with a big but to-be-announced prize pool to the profitable workforce.
Sporting legends will head-up the distinctive teams-based league, with State delight and rivalry unleashing the powers of tribalism between opposing groups.
The Racing League’s inaugural season will see the NSW Tycoons taking over Queensland Rogues, the Vic Husslers and the Black Hearts from Western Australia.
“It’s the brand new recreation on the town, it’s not fantasy, it’s actual and the one sport the place you may personal the individuals,” mentioned The Racing League chief government Steve Brown.
“Business leaders are on report as saying micro-ownership is the way forward for the game and they’re proper. There’s one thing quintessentially Australian in regards to the racing trade and it must be out there to everybody, and now it’s by means of The Racing League.’’
Champion jockey Hugh Bowman, a proud New South Welshman, mentioned The Racing League idea provides him an thrilling alternative to signify his state whereas offering the reasonably priced alternative for on a regular basis Australians to be launched and put money into racing.
“Racing is like another trade, now we have to maneuver with the instances and we’re doing a great job in NSW with the management of Peter V’landys and the Racing NSW board,’’ Bowman mentioned.
“The Racing League idea goes to offer folks extra of a possibility to become involved. This offers them an actual entry level into racing.’’
State of Origin legends Laurie Daley (NSW Tycoons) and Billy Slater (Qld Rogues) are ambassadors for his or her groups and might’t wait to as soon as once more battle for State superiority.
“There’s nothing higher than beating Queensland, I can’t await the Tycoons to take to the monitor,” Daley mentioned.
Slater couldn’t resist throwing an Origin barb again at Daley: “I feel Laurie forgot Queensland gained 9 Origin sequence in a row and as a workforce of 1000s of Queenslanders together — the Rogues gained’t be crushed in TRL.’’
Hawthorn premiership legend and Brownlow medallist Shane Crawford is a proud Victorian and in addition wished to spotlight the interstate rivalry.
“Victoria is the capital of racing on this nation and the Vic Husslers will solely show that once more,” Crawford mentioned.
Whereas within the West, Brittany Taylor was born into racing and in between driving trackwork for her Dad, Jim, each morning and fronting Sky Racing’s protection, she is decided to trigger an upset in The Racing League’s inaugural season.
“I feel that the east coast will rapidly discover out that when it comes to parochialism for his or her state, nobody will come near the West Australian,” Taylor mentioned.
HOW IT WORKS
THE RACING LEAGUE — YEAR 1
● Season begins March 1, 2021 — Concludes Everest Day 2022
● four Groups: NSW Tycoons, Victoria Husslers, Queensland Rogues, WA Black Hearts
● 6 horses per workforce (four yearlings, 2 able to race)
● 10,000 items at $200 on the market (all cash spent on horses)
● Subscription Charge: $20 monthly for preliminary unit, $5 for each subsequent unit