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The Basics

Do I need to pay any additional fees after the initial purchase?

No, there are no out of pocket expenses after your initial purchase. The price of a share includes a prepaid amount for the care and training of the horse. In order to ensure the training and maintenance account maintains sufficient reserves race earnings are used to top off the account. 

 

In the event additional funds do need to be raised, MyRacehorse does have the option of issuing additional shares at whatever the market price is at that time.

Can I really make money by investing in a racehorse?
Yes! Your horse company is a for-profit entity. If the horse is ultimately profitable—which is measured against the cost of purchasing the horse, training, and maintenance, and other costs associated with operating the horse series company—you can expect to receive a dividend. Of course, there’s no guarantee that the horse will turn out to be profitable and in many cases horses are not profitable.
What are the risks of buying a micro share?
Horses are living, breathing, fragile animals and no guarantees can ever be made about the outcome of an investment in a racehorse. Most investments lose money, some break even, a few are profitable, and a select few are extremely profitable. We are here to provide a marketplace to make investing safe, secure and fun, but we are not removing the risk from racehorse ownership.
What are the benefits of buying a micro share?
Our goal is to enrich the horse racing experience for each investor. In addition to having an equity interest in the horse, we offer regular updates on how your horse is doing, free backside tours, farm tours, and events during morning workouts so you can watch your horse and chat with the trainer. When the horse races, you can gain access to the Winner’s Circle and enter a raffle for paddock access. We also have premium (paid) events on race day including owner-exclusive parties.
What does it mean to "Indicate Interest"?
When you click the Indicate Interest button, you’ll be added to our early access mailing list. We’ll send you an email before the offering is available to the public with a link to purchase shares. Emails are sent out in batches starting with those who Indicated Interest first, so the sooner you click Indicate Interest the sooner you’ll be given an opportunity to invest.
Why do I have to pay a transaction fee if I pay with Credit Card?
Our goal is to make horse ownership affordable for everyone. Rather than build the 3.5% transaction fee into our price, we’d like to give customers the option to avoid those fees by using a less expensive payment option like an ACH.

Product Types

Why are there different types of shares available?

As MyRacehorse continues to grow and expand we’ve had a large number of shareholders reach out interested in different types of ownership opportunities. As a result, in addition to our core micro-share offerings (Reg A and Reg CF), we now have our Edge Advantage program for accredited investors only (Reg D), and our traditional Edge program powered by MyRacehorse, for owners who are heavily interested in the in-person experience, and want to invest a significant amount in one horse.

What is the difference between Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+?

Both Title III (Regulation Crowdfunding) and Title IV (Reg A+) help entrepreneurs crowdfund capital investments from unaccredited and accredited investors. The differences between these regulations are related to the investor limitations, the differing amounts of money companies are permitted to raise, and differing disclosure and filing requirements. To learn more about Regulation Crowdfunding, click here, and for Regulation A+, click here.

Buying Shares

Who can buy shares?

Anyone over the age of 18 from a qualifying jurisdiction can purchase shares.

How do I know if I am an accredited or non-accredited investor?

An accredited investor is a person who has a networth of at least $1 million (excluding their primary residence) or earns at least $200,000 in income each year – $300,000 if combined with a spouse. A non-accredited investor is everyone else!

How do I calculate my net worth?

Calculating net worth involves adding up all your assets and subtracting all your liabilities. The resulting sum is your net worth. For examples, and more information about how to calculate your net worth, feel free to reference this SEC investor bulletin.

How can I find horses that are available to invest in?

Most of our qualified offerings are listed on our featured Buy Page. You can click here to view our available offerings. We do temporarily remove horses from the buy page from time to time if they experience an injury. Once they have had time to heal and return to training we will relist them on the buy page. training we will relist them on the buy page. 

Can I share an account with another person?

The name on your account is used to report your payouts to the IRS at the end of the year, so it’s important that only one name is associated with each account. That being said, you’re welcome to share your posts via email, Facebook, or Twitter by clicking the share icon at the bottom right corner of the post.

Can I buy shares for someone else?

Due to securities regulations, shares cannot be purchased in someone else’s name, however, MyRacehorse does offer gift cards. For questions regarding transferring shares, please see below.

Can I buy, sell, or inherit my shares from another owner?

We are constantly looking to streamline and improve the process transferring shares. For the most up to date information about the transfer process, or to submit a transfer request, click here. For information about transferring shares as part of an inheritance, click here.

Can I buy more shares in a horse once I’ve already invested?

Yes, if there are still shares available and you haven’t hit our investment cap, you’re welcome to purchase additional shares. 

 

For Reg A offerings: The only limit is that your total active investments through MyRacehorse should not exceed 10% of your annual income or total assets.

 

For Reg CF offerings:  As a starting point, anyone can invest up to $2,500, or 5% of your net worth or annual income (whichever is greater) within a 12 month period. This applies to all Reg CF investments – not just the ones made with MyRacehorse. 

 

~ If your net worth and annual income are both over $124,000, you can invest up to 10% of your net worth or annual income. 

 

~ If you’d like to invest over $124,000 in Reg CF offerings, we’ll need some financial documentation on file before we can accept those investments.

 

If you’re accredited, there’s no limit. If you’d like to verify that you’re accredited, you can schedule a meeting with a member of our team. To become accredited, investors must have a net worth of $1,000,000 or more, or an annual income of $200,000 ($300,000 with a spouse or domestic partner.) To check to see if you qualify MyRacehorse partnered with a 3rd  party verification firm Investready which can verify your accredited investor status online. Please follow this link which will walk you through the verification process and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. You will be required to set up an account and walk through a series of suitability questions and then upload certain specific documents (W-2, 1099s, Broker or bank statements etc).

What happens when a horse races if it still has shares available for purchase?
If one of our horses is about to race and shares are still available, we’ll take the listing down at post time. Once the race is over, our team will review the race results and check in with the trainer to confirm that the horse came out of the race in good standing.

If we believe the initial offering is still a fair valuation, we’ll make shares available for purchase again at the same price point within a few days of the race. If our team determines that the race had a significant impact on the valuation of the horse, and as a result the initial share price no longer fairly represents the value of this offering, we will stop offering shares in that series. Management might look into offering the series at a new price. A new price would be subject to qualification by the SEC.
How do Investment Caps work?

There is no minimum for any type of offering and the maximum for Reg A offerings is 10% of your annual income or total assets. 

 

For Reg A offerings: The only limit is that your total active investments through MyRacehorse should not exceed 10% of your annual income or total assets.

 

For Reg CF offerings:  As a starting point, anyone can invest up to $2,500, or 5% of your net worth or annual income (whichever is greater) within a 12 month period. This applies to all Reg CF investments – not just the ones made with MyRacehorse. 

 

~ If your net worth and annual income are both over $124,000, you can invest up to 10% of your net worth or annual income. 

~ If you’d like to invest over $124,000 in Reg CF offerings, we’ll need some financial documentation on file before we can accept those investments.

 

If you’re accredited, there’s no limit. If you’d like to verify that you’re accredited, you can schedule a meeting with a member of our team. To become accredited, investors must have a net worth of $1,000,000 or more, or an annual income of $200,000 ($300,000 with a spouse or domestic partner.) To check to see if you qualify MyRacehorse partnered with a 3rd  party verification firm Investready which can verify your accredited investor status online. Please follow this link which will walk you through the verification process and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. You will be required to set up an account and walk through a series of suitability questions and then upload certain specific documents (W-2, 1099s, Broker or bank statements etc).

 

For those interested in more exclusive offerings with smaller groups and more frequent access, MyRacehorse now offers our Edge Advantage and Edge program. Both programs are for accredited investors. There is a lot more flexibility with offerings to accredited investors and it allows us to buy very exciting horses of racing age.

 

Edge is more like a traditional syndicate and offers ownership at the 5%-10% level. If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to reach out to our MyRacehorse Edge racing department, at edge@myracehorse.com.

How many shares can I buy?

We’ve begun using a standard 1% share cap (on the total available shares) per person during the early access period. Once the early access period ends, the investment cap will be increased, and individuals can purchase up to a 2.99% stake in the applicable horse or horses.

 

For special circumstances, MyRacehorse does reserve the right to implement the limited number share cap versus the percentage share cap on some of our more high-profile offerings with limited inventory.

 

Our mission is to make horse ownership available to everyone at the highest level of the sport and to help introduce more individuals to the sport! Using a share cap helps us reach that goal.

For more information on investment caps please see below

Why can't my investments exceed 10% of my annual income or 10% of total assets?

As a qualified security under Regulation A with the Securities Exchange Commision this is one of the investor requirements. No investor may invest in our securities if the investment on the platform exceeds 10% of annual income or net worth, whichever is greater. You will be prompted each time you invest on MyRacehorse (before checkout) to certify the investment you are intending to make meets this criteria.

How is a share's price determined?

There are five parts to an offering as fully described in the offering circular, for a summary of the five key components see below:

Asset Cost– Includes the initial purchase price of the horse plus any sales or use taxes, and the associated bloodstock fee.

Operating Reserve AccountThe portions of the proceeds that are used to fund the ongoing expenses of the series. These expenses generally include training and care costs, mortality insurance, veterinary, administrative, audit, taxes, transportation, race nomination/entry/starter costs and registration costs. 

Brokerage Fee –  Each offering has been qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is offered through a registered broker-dealer, Dalmore Group, LLC a member of FINRA and SIPC.       

Management and Due Diligence – Due Diligence covers the expenses for the discovery of the underlying asset and the establishment of the series. The Management fee is for the active management of the series by working with the stakeholders including trainers, vets, bloodstock agents, track reps, finance, legal, insurance brokers and compliance advisors to maximize the performance of the series. No additional management fees will be incurred unless the management performance bonus or sales commission is earned. 

Organizational & Experiential – Organizational expenses that are covered include key essential services including legal, compliance, marketing, and establishment of the financial and corporate framework in connection with an Offering of a Series of Interests. The Experiential fee covers the Management of the Membership Experience Program, which includes, but is not limited to content development, management of race day ownership perks, and access to the MyRacehorse Platform™. 

What is the new performance bonus?

MyRacehorse has changed its performance based compensation to reward the manager only for stakes race earnings. On all offerings qualified prior to May 6, 2022 the manager earned ten percent of all gross earnings. 

On all offerings qualified after May 6, 2022 the Manager will earn ten percent of gross earnings on stakes races only. Additionally, the manager has lowered its compensation on final sales proceeds to 5 percent (previously 10) on offerings which do not appreciate in value. If the selling price of the horse exceeds the initial purchase price, the manager will earn a 20 percent bonus on the gain.

Can I name a beneficiary to inherit my shares?

Yes. Right now the best way to name beneficiaries for your shares in your will. Moving forward, we’re working on updates to the MyRacehorse app and website that will allow owners to name their beneficiary through the account page.

What are MyRacehorse’s fees on each listing?

There are never any mark-ups on the horse or their expenses, you pay exactly what we pay. There is a separate one time 15% diligence fee on a closed offering and a 10% fee of gross earnings that covers the ongoing management of the series.

What type of ownership stake am I buying?

You are buying a stock in a particular series of an LLC that has been validly issued in compliance with applicable securities laws. We establish a series for each horse offered, and stock in that series is what’s being sold.

Are these real shares? Who is the regulating agency for them?

These are genuine shares issued either under a state permit or through a Regulation A, Regulation CF or Regulation D offering.

Am I buying shares in MyRacehorse?

No. MyRacehorse is a manager of the horse companies and handles the offerings. Experiential Squared, Inc. DBA MyRacehorse itself is a separate company from the horse companies.

Do I get a K-1 or 1099 if there are dividends or profits?

If your horse has payouts you’ll receive a 1099-DIV. The intent is for these investment price points to be within reach of the average person – true crowdfunding of racehorses. To ease the tax filing burden, the horse series will issue 1099s.

 

Horse Ownership

How are horses selected?

All horses listed on MyRacehorse undergo an exhaustive diligence process, that includes a veterinarian check, conformation assessment, and value assessment that includes pedigree analysis, race history, remaining conditions, and several other factors that determine the fair market value of a horse. Only horses that meet the vet, conformation and value assessment requirements are eligible to be listed on MyRacehorse. However exhaustive our diligence process is, no guarantees can be made in terms of how successful they will be on the race track. Our goal is to use the best practices, partner with credible horsemen, and be rigorous with our diligence/assessments, but there will always be an element of risk.

How often will I get updates about my horse?

We strive to provide updates every week, but some horses will update more or less frequently. Ultimately, it depends on the horse’s trainer and ownership group.

How do I join the Facebook group for my horse?
Most MyRacehorse horses have their own owner-exclusive facebook groups. You can find these groups through the “groups” section on the MyRacehorse Facebook page. When you join, you’ll be prompted to enter in the order number for your share to verify  your owner status. That order number can be found at the top of the email we sent you to confirm that your order was placed.

If you no longer have a copy of your order confirmation email, you can also find this number by going to the account section of our website, then selecting “Orders” to view a detailed history of your past orders with us.
Can I visit my horse in the barn area?

Yes, but you must be accompanied by a MyRacehorse Owner Concierge. Escorted tours are posted in the app, and are a first come first serve basis. Our terms and conditions with the trainers, tracks and partners, require all microshare investors to be accompanied by a MRH Concierge, so you’ll need an escort regardless of whether you have a state owner license or not.

What can I expect when seeing my horse in person?

We’ve put together this video that outlines what to expect when seeing your horse in person. It also covers some basic safety protocols to keep you and your horse safe.

How can I get a Certificate of Ownership for my horse?

We have a Certificate of Authenticity available for all MyRacehorse owners. This digital certificate can easily be printed from home, and includes the series name, your horse’s name, as well as the date the investment was originally made.

Log into your MyRacehorse account, and select MyHorses from the main menu. Click on the name of the horse you’d like a certificate of ownership for, then click on the COA tab at the top of the page. From there you can follow the prompts to download and print your certificate.

Can I buy a Winner's Circle photo if my horse wins?

Yes you can. Whenever one of our horses wins, we provide owners a link so they can directly purchase a winner’s circle photo from the track photographer.

What is a paddock pass lottery?

For each horse, we have a select number of passes to provide access to the paddock ring prior to the race. We distribute those passes among a horse’s shareholders via a lottery. You may enter for yourself, or yourself and one guest. Each share that you own of a specific horse entitles you to one entry into the lottery. You only need to enter once, our system will count your shares and make the appropriate number of entries. All entrants are notified of the results the evening before the race with the instructions for the winners on how to receive their credentials.

Do owners get access to the Winner’s Circle?

Yes. Tracks have been extremely supportive of MyRacehorse and in more than 90% of our races we have been granted an UNLIMITED number of Winner’s Circle credentials. When you enter a Paddock Lottery, you are automatically being entered into a Winner’s Circle Lottery. In most cases all entrants will be provided Winner’s Circle credentials. In the case that a finite number of credentials are available, winners will be notified the night before.

How are payouts determined?

Whenever a horse races, its purse (minus expenses) will be used to top of the reserve account, which is what we use to pay for ongoing expenses like stables, training, vet bills, etc. If there’s money left over after filling the reserve, the extra will be distributed among shareholders.  A detailed breakdown of how a purse is used will be posted in the update section for each race.

How do I receive my winnings?
Payouts will be issued directly to your MyRacehorse wallet, found in the account section of the website/app. These payouts can be used to purchase additional shares and event tickets, or can be withdrawn through our partner, bill.com.
 
Where will the horses be based?

Each horse listing will specify the circuit that the Co-Owner intends to race the horse at. Plans can change over time, and it may be necessary to move the horse to another circuit.

Who determines when and where the horses run?

The racing manager and the co-ownership group have the decision making authority as outlined in the co-ownership agreement for each horse.

Do I get a say in how the horse is managed?

Micro shareholders do not have any say in how the horse is managed. At present, the stakes are minority participants in the larger horse ownership group, and the intent is for the Racing Manager and the Co-Ownership group to make decisions regarding the horse.

Do I have to become a registered owner?

Investments made in micro-shares do not make an individual eligible for an owner’s license.

 

Aftercare

Does MyRacehorse play a role in the Aftercare for racehorses?

MyRacehorse aids in the ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of thoroughbreds after racing.  We team up with various organizations within Aftercare to find new homes and careers for retired racehorses.  Not only do we make charitable donations to these great organizations, we actively participate in the safe transition and long-term placement of retired thoroughbreds.

What is Aftercare?

The term Aftercare in horse racing refers to the safe transition, placement, and retraining of horses once retiring from the racetrack.  Some second career examples include eventing, hunter/jumper disciplines, dressage or trail riding.  Depending on what is best for the horse, Aftercare organizations may decide to retire certain racehorses to a relaxing environment to live the rest of life out in the pasture at a loving home.  Retired horses previously owned by MyRacehorse have gone on to a second career in jumping, breeding with other award-winning thoroughbreds, or just living a healthy and peaceful life with other animals on a farm.

Does a portion of my shares go towards Aftercare for racehorses?

For every share on the platform, MyRacehorse makes a donation to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and we also have made contributions to many other well deserving aftercare organizations including California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.

At what point does a horse retire from horse racing?

It depends on their age, soundness and prospects for a second career.  MyRacehorse has retired several horses after injury and helped place them in new homes where they can relax and live a healthy life in their natural environment.

 

Tech Support

How do I update my email address?

We’re working on revamping our UI so customers can update their email addresses themselves. In the meantime, you can send an email to support@myracehorse.com requesting an email change and a member of our staff will update it for you.

I can’t log into my account, how do I recover my password?
If you’re having trouble signing in, there’s a link on the Sign In page that allows you to reset your password, located right above the Sign In button. Click on that link and enter the email address you used to set up your account. We’ll email you a password reset link so you can set a new password for your account.
Where can I find my payouts?

Payouts are issued to your MyRacehorse Wallet. You can view your wallet balance at any time by visiting the Account section of our app/website. Your wallet balance can be applied to any order placed through MyRacehorse.com, or you can request a wallet withdrawal to have your balance sent to you via check or e-payment.

Why didn't I receive my payout?

If your payout hasn’t been issued yet, it’s most likely because your account profile is incomplete. Before we can issue any payouts, we need a SSN, TIN, or EIN on file for any shareholder to make sure we have all the info we need to report those payments to the IRS at the end of the year.

How do I update my ssn?

You can update your account with your SSN by going to Account, then selecting Manage Profile. You’ll see a field to add your SSN at the bottom of the page, once you’ve saved that into our records it will appear as a string of seemingly random numbers and letters because we encrypt this information on our servers to protect your privacy. Your payout will automatically be issued within 15 minutes of updating your account. 

What if I don’t have an SSN?

We are no longer accepting non-US residents. If you’ve set your account up under a company’s name instead of your own, you can enter your EIN into the SSN field instead.

Who can I contact about an order I placed with the MyRacehorse Shop?

You can reach the MyRacehorse Shop by emailing shopsupport@myracehorse.com.

NOTICES

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