Michael Owen was one of the most lethal front men in world football in the early 2000’s… but the former England striker may have just undergone a dramatic career change, as he finished second in a charity race at Ascot.
However, since hanging up his boots the 37-year-old has taken to life as a racehorse breeder and owner.
And he took his passion for the sport to the next level this afternoon as he rode 5/2 chance Calder Prince in the 12.15 charity sprint.
The 2001 Balon d’Or winner lost more than a stone in weight during training for the race and it appears to have paid off, as he finished in second place behind Tom Chatfield-Roberts and Golden Wedding:
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Owen’s performance will come as somewhat of a surprise, especially given reports that he fell from his horse on two occasions last week.