GSB Owner Profiles

Mike Bracher has big dreams

Mike Bracher with his wife, Chelsea.
Mike Bracher with his wife, Chelsea.

MIKE Bracher is an enthusiastic young owner who would like to expand his interests in racing as his promising career develops.

He works for Old Mutual as a Financial Adviser and derives tremendous satisfaction from helping people to realise their financial dreams.

Mike’s love for racing comes from his family. His father for a while worked as an assistant trainer, his cousin is jockey Donovan Yeo, who is back riding after a spell away from racing and his brother in law is the popular Johnny Panas, retired from race riding and a businessman these days.

Mike says: “Racing is a sport of dreams, we all have ambitions to own a champion but one can’t fulfil that if you don’t start the process of ownership, which Green Street Bloodstock makes available to starters in the game. I have a share in Blow In The Box, who ran a cracker debut recently and we’re hoping he can win a few races. I will take more shares in due course because it is in many respects a numbers game – the more you own, the better your chances of cracking a really top horse!

PROFILE:

Name: Mike Bracher
Age: 34
Occupation: Financial Adviser at Old Mutual
Car: BMW
I like to eat: Prawns
I like to drink: I am a beer drinker
Personal ambitions: I love helping people with their financial planning, assisting them with retirement ambitions and helping their dreams come true. That is why I do what I do.
Racing ambitions: To have Grade 1 winner. Tell you what, even a Gr1 runner will be a racing dream come true!
Favourite horse: Louis The King, a cheap horse who went to the top.
Favourite racing personality: Jeff Lloyd, an amazing achiever.
Best moment in racing: My first winner was Chessy, trained by Gavin Van Zyl. She won her Maiden by more than 7 lengths and although she didn’t go on from there her winning was a special moment.

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