DUSTY TYCOON TAKES HER OWNERS ALL THE WAY TO MAGIC MILLIONS
By: Jo Johnson - Racing Queensland Ownership Partner
What an amazing journey it has been for the owners of miRunners Racing Queensland partnership filly, Dusty Tycoon! After two wins from two starts Dusty Tycoon made it into the illustrious 2020 Magic Millions 2yo Classic and her 576 unique owners could not have been more ecstatic.
With so many owners it was impossible for everyone to attend the Magic Millions raceday as an 'owner', so miRunners conducted a ballot where all owners registered their interest in attending and then names were drawn out randomly to decide who the lucky owners would be on the day. 20 owners were given full ownership privileges including mounting yard access, while another 20 owners were given owner guest privileges for Queensland's biggest day at the races.
With so many other Queensland and interstate owners wanting to attend to watch their filly in the big show, Gold Coast Turf Club and Racing Queensland worked with miRunners to organise a function area. Originally the area was organised for 400 Dusty Tycoon connections, however, when these 400 places sold out overnight more space was negotiated, and the area was extended to cater for 700 guests.
In lead up to the 2020 Magic Millions Dusty Tycoon and her many, many owners captured the imagination of people all around Australia, when media across the country reported on the phenomenon that was her story. Dusty truly is the people's pony.
So Saturday 11 January saw 740 highly excited connections for Dusty Tycoon attending the Magic Millions raceday! We're sure this is a record for any one horse and the day was certainly not without drama. Dusty's truck was held up travelling to the track due to a major accident on the highway, and, along with four other horse trucks, she had a police escort to the track with lights and sirens! Due to this incident the races were put back half an hour to allow all runners to arrive. Everyone was very relieved when their girl was safely unloaded at the track.
Perhaps that less than ideal experience, the huge atmosphere at the track for only her third start, an unfamilar track and a far from ideal barrier impacted on Dusty's run. The people's pony put in a good effort, however, she wasn't in the placings that day. Dusty pulled up well though and all owners agreed that was the main thing. Everyone felt it was amazing just to be at Magic Millions with a horse they owned running, and having a wonderful party with fellow owners. Being an owner really did take their love of racing to the next level and made for a terrific day to remember!
The next day, back at Rob Heathcote's Eagle Farm stables, Dusty was once again surrounded by loving owners for the scheduled 3pm stable visit, before heading off for a spell on Monday morning. After her well earned holiday, Dusty will be aimed at the Queensland Racing Carnival, where hopefully her owners will once again get to see their girl and be part of the action!
Read on below to follow Dusty's journey to the Magic Millions.
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here are still units available in two miRunners Racing Queensland horses, Excel In The Sun, a two year old Exceed and Excel filly who will soon be sold out, and the Capitalist x Hollywood Mistress yearling colt purchased at Magic Millions in January 2020. Read more and start your ownership journey HERE.
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