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The creation of unique ideas is typically driven by a fundamental and singular passion. In the case of MyRacehorse, our founder and CEO Michael Behrens was an impassioned racing fan, drawn to the concept of revolutionizing Thoroughbred ownership by delivering it to the masses. His vision was to share the thrills and perks of real ownership in a manner both inclusive and transparent; and throw open the doors of what has largely been perceived as the sport of kings. 


What started as a dinner table discussion with his family — with a napkin he scrawled ideas upon — morphed into the birth of MyRacehorse in 2018 in the state of California. MyRacehorse’s vision became bolder with the support of the late B. Wayne Hughes of Spendthrift Farm who embraced our mission, which led to 5,314 of our owners having a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Authentic when he won the 2020 Kentucky Derby, and who now remain partners in the stallion’s breeding career.


Now in its fifth year, MyRacehorse has spread globally, offering affordable racehorse ownership in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, with further expansion on the horizon.

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Our Founder

As the Founder and CEO of MyRacehorse, Michael Behrens steadfastly devotes himself to providing every racing fan with the unparalleled experience of owning Thoroughbreds


Hands-on in every aspect of operations at MyRacehorse, Behrens’ days are filled with navigating the business strategies associated with our company’s daily operation, including legal and regulatory issues, marketing and finance concerns, as well as overall business procedures. But just as important to him is engaging one-on-one with our owners, and he can often be found alongside those partners, enthusiastically cheering on MyRacehorse runners at races across the country.