Tweet Lady — the horse “virtually owned” by racing fans on Twitter — recorded her first win last night (Tuesday 16 August) at Kempton Park racecourse.
The two-year-old filly, trained by Rod Millman in Devon, is the first racehorse to involve huge numbers of virtual owners through Twitter.
The scheme was launched by Racing for Change in June to open the opportunity of ownership to a wider audience.
Through Twitter she tweets regular updates on her life at the yard and training regime — with a little help from James Millman, Rod’s son and Tweet Lady’s jockey.
The filly’s virtual owners, who pay nothing to get involved, have the chance to win owners’ badges when she races by registering on the website.
Tweet Lady, who has 1,400 followers, won at 16-1 last night by a length from the Ralph Beckett-trained Continuity.
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