LEXINGTON, Ky. – OwnerView announced today that MyRacehorse has been named the 2020 New Owner of the Year, presented by New York Thoroughbred Breeders. The award recognizes a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.
The award will be presented during the seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which will be held virtually November 3-4, 2020.
MyRacehorse is a novel ownership concept whereby individuals can purchase United States Securities Exchange Commission-approved microshares in Thoroughbred racehorses. Since its founding, it has partnered in horses such as Kentucky Derby winner Authentic and grade 1 winner Street Band.
“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 in our wildest dreams did we expect it to happen so quickly. Winning this award, especially considering the innovators that have won it previously, is truly the icing on the cake to a surreal and magical year for MyRacehorse.”
“MyRacehorse has revolutionized horse racing to make the ownership experience more accessible than ever,” said Gary Falter. “OwnerView’s mission is to grow Thoroughbred racehorse ownership, and we are pleased to honor a group that has brought thousands of owners to the pinnacle of our sport.”
The New Owner of the Year Award has been previously presented to Larry Best, the Churchill Downs Racing Club, Charles and Susan Chu, Sol Kumin, and LNJ Foxwoods.
The Thoroughbred Owner Conference is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about the owner conference, including the full schedule of panels and registration, please visit ownerview.com/event/conferenceor contact Gary Falter at email@example.com.
OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.
The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011. The OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.
Photo: Derby winner Authentic ran in MyRacehorse’s colors. Credit: Churchill Downs/Coady