For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Hannah Bloom
MyRacehorse Announces Actress Bo Derek as the First-Ever Celebrity Ambassador
August 19, 2022 – MyRacehorse is proud to welcome actress, model, and humanitarian Bo Derek to the MyRacehorse owner community as its first-ever celebrity ambassador. While Derek has long been a supporter of Thoroughbred racing, she has never taken the plunge into ownership until now. I’m a Looker ‘20, a 2-year-old son of the late, great, Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, caught Derek’s eye as her first MyRacehorse purchase.
Derek sits on the Executive Board for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is an Ambassador for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and can now add racehorse owner to her resume.
“I am so excited to be a horse owner with MyRacehorse,” Derek said, “I’ve been involved in racing for 20 years and I love the sport, but I’ve never been an owner or part owner of a horse. So this will be a new experience for me I am very excited about.”
The promising son of Pioneerof the Nile was the perfect candidate for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s California barn, the location and trainer combo is what drew Derek to the horse. Spanning a 20+ year friendship with the well-known trainer, Derek felt this was the perfect first horse to invest in.
Mandella and MyRacehorse have had multiple successes together over the years including the Grade 3 Cougar II Stakes with Tizamagician at Del Mar last summer and 2022 Kentucky Derby hopeful Forbidden Kingdom who secured two graded stakes victories. He looks forward to training for his longtime friend.
“Bo Derek and I met at the Kentucky Derby years ago when I ran Afternoon Deelites. I’ve known her ever since and we’ve continued to be friends. It’s exciting to welcome her as an owner through MyRacehorse,” Mandella shared.
As the first-ever celebrity ambassador for MyRacehorse, Derek will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes content for owners, and share her authentic ownership journey on social platforms and in the media. Derek will also attend in-person events and be available for MyRacehorse’s signature ‘Live Chats’ which are dynamic events hosted regularly for owners that foster 2-way communication while discussing key topics pertaining to their stables.
“It is an honor to welcome Bo into the MyRacehorse ownership community, giving her the opportunity to own her very first Thoroughbred racehorse,” said Shona Rotondo, Head of Marketing at MyRacehorse. “Bo’s electric passion for horses brings an incredible opportunity to enrich the ownership experience and bring new people into the game.”
Both MyRacehorse and Derek look forward to an exciting journey with I’m a Looker ‘20, the Mandella team, and all of the owners along for the ride.
MyRacehorse is a racehorse ownership group offering SEC-qualified fractional ownership opportunities. A one-time payment unlocks a true pro-rata share of equity in top racehorses of the best pedigrees trained by the stars of the industry. MyRacehorse celebrates the pride of ownership, making it both easy to try and accessible to the masses. Ownership perks include exclusive experiences as well as access to behind-the-scenes digital content. Launched in 2018, the company reached one of the most coveted ownership goals in the game in just two short years when their colt, Authentic, co-owned with Spendthrift Farm, won the 2020 Kentucky Derby, taking 5,330 owners on the ride of a lifetime. Since then, MyRacehorse has built up a stable featuring over 100 horses, 60,000+ users and expanded products including up-and-coming racing syndicate, Edge Racing. MyRacehorse also offers ownership opportunities in Australia and will be expanding into the United Kingdom and Ireland this year. To learn more about MyRacehorse, head to myracehorse.com and to explore Edge Racing visit myracehorseedge.com.
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17(b) Disclosure: A donation in the amount of $10,000 was made on behalf of Bo Derek to CARMA (California Retirement Management Account), a fund dedicated to providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of California-raced Thoroughbreds. Bo Derek has not received any other compensation from MyRacehorse and has purchased shares directly in MyRacehorse CA, LLC Series I’m A Looker ’20. Last updated August 18, 2022