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  • #20547
    GodolphinArabian
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    So good that a big name like this is into racing its a very good thing for racing :D :D :D

    RACING has attracted its highest profile new owner in years with the news that Wayne Rooney will have a two-year-old in training with Tom Dascombe in 2012.

    The England and Manchester United striker has acquired full ownership of a yearling, in partnership with his wife Coleen.

    Apart from the occasional day out at Chester, Rooney has previously not shown a great interest in racing, until a month or so ago when teammate Michael Owen invited him to Manor House Stables, the yard that he owns in partnership with Betfair co-founder Andrew ‘Bert’ Black, and where the Rooneys’ first horse will be trained.

    Owen, who has enjoyed major success with stable star Brown Panther this year, tweeted on Monday: "Magic day at Manor House Stables with @WayneRooney.

    "Unbelievable interest in @WayneRooney new horse. Press been calling Manor House Stables all afternoon for more info since the news broke."

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    cormack15
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    Names please for that two year old?

    #383317
    Leeknowles1
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    It usually takes a good few weeks to go through the naming process with whetherbys we bought a filly in October.. it takes around a month for tattersalls to send you the invoice (depending on how far in the lot number) then whetherbys take an ages to confirm the nme as again its all sorted out by lot numbers at a time… I expect if he has the name ready it wont be long until its released… However all we can do at the moment is try and get the breeding.. will ask a friend who rode for Michael Owen to tweet him however with him getting so many a day its unlikely… He who dares wins…

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    A story so massive that the Mirror considers it more important than the world financial crisis and the death of the worst dictator on the planet. I must admit, I sighed when I saw this thread and muttered "so what?"

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    Pre-Christmas trading in the City is notoriously thin, but this expected quiet Monday saw heavy buying of Ladbrokes’ Stock once it was announced that Wayne Rooney had been chatting to Michael Owen and had been persuaded to buy a racehorse

    Michael was kind enough to supply Wayne with Kieren’s mobile number

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    Sportsmen have been involved in horse racing for a long time. The Rooney family (no relation) that owns the Pittsburgh Steelers football team also owns the famed harness track Yonkers Raceway. George Steinbrenner, longtime owner of the New York Yankees, had a large stable of Thoroughbreds. A few NASCAR drivers own TBs, too.

    #383358
    GodolphinArabian
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    Racing Daily

    Rooney is admired by millions of young people and if he is interested in racing maybe those young people will follow the interest?

    #383374
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    Names please for that two year old?

    Little Shrek ? :P

    Better keep him away from the older mares or Coleen might insist on the him being gelded straightaway. Wayne that is, not the colt ! :lol:

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    #383382
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    Names please for that two year old?

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Ma … 44790.html

    #383385
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    Racing Daily

    Rooney is admired by millions of young people and if he is interested in racing maybe those young people will follow the interest?

    I don’t doubt that, but it is still a non-story in the grand scheme of things. Not for TRF, but certainly for the Daily Mirror.
    Especially when they come up with a puke-inducing ‘Roo-neigh’ headline. If any young person is tempted to read that story based on that headline, I quite frankly pity them.

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    Well, I wish him all the best with his purchase. If pedigree is anything to go by, this son of the excellent sire Bahamian Bounty should have every chance of performing well as a 2-y-o.

    But…

    …I do wish people would stop going on so much about it being "good for racing". It certainly won’t be

    bad

    for racing, but the sport needs to sell itself on what the intrinsic attractions of racing are, rather than wait around for random reflected glory from celebrities from outside the sport.

    I remember all the fuss about Alex Ferguson when Rock Of Gibraltar was winning big race after big race a few years back, and people like Clare Balding wittering on about how great it was for racing, and all that stuff. I found that gushing, but rather desperate, enthusiasm embarrassing more than anything else.

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    Could be a massive boost in terms of PR for racing!

    #383464
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    Better keep him away from the older mares or Coleen might insist on the him being gelded straightaway. Wayne that is, not the colt ! :lol:

    Let’s hope his behaviour is better at the racecourse than it is on the football field. His often unsportsmanlike, loutish antics show what a nasty piece of work he is. And as for his betrayal of Coleen, the least said the better. She doesn’t deserve him.

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    Merry Christmas Rooney. :D

    #383539
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    Racing Daily

    Rooney is admired by millions of young people and if he is interested in racing maybe those young people will follow the interest?

    I don’t doubt that, but it is still a non-story in the grand scheme of things. Not for TRF, but certainly for the Daily Mirror.
    Especially when they come up with a puke-inducing ‘Roo-neigh’ headline. If any young person is tempted to read that story based on that headline, I quite frankly pity them.

    The Racing Post wasn’t much better than that Rooneigh headline in the Daily Mirror.
    Today the Post has "Over the Roon! RFC delight at coverage" and is eulogising about the supposedly positive coverage for racing of this selfish, charmless, unpleasant oaf’s new-found interest in horses.
    One of the other headline groaners shown in the Post spread of the newspaper coverage was "Mane Utd".
    We are invited to be elated that, as Racing For Change claim, Rooney’s interest is "fantastic for the sport" and grateful that they will be putting out regular press releases and news alerts to make sure the media are fully informed about Rooney’s racing activities.
    As the tabloids might say, Roo couldn’t make it up. Roo do they think they are kidding?

    #383546
    sberry
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    Unfortunately anything these people do is front page news these days, yesterday it was "Beckham eats pie and mash – and jellied eels!"

    Not sure it looks that good in the current climate with next year looking like a further plunge into more desperate recession, sort of reminds me of the Harry Enfield character "I’ve got considerably more money then yow."

    #383843
    andyod
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    Is this ruffian Rooney to now grace our race tracks?Surely there is some ethical standards to be reached before one can be an owner.Must we listen to the foul mouthed Rooney at the race tracks now as well as at the football stadiums.What a shame to see him entering the ranks of the owners.

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