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Video: Watch Ex-Liverpool Striker Michael Owen Finish Second in His Jockey Debut

Video: Watch Ex-Liverpool Striker Michael Owen Finish Second in His Jockey Debut

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.

Owen retired in 2013, having starred for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United.

However, since hanging up his boots the 37-year-old has taken to life as a racehorse breeder and owner.

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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:

 

 

Owen’s performance will come as somewhat of a surprise, especially given reports that he fell from his horse on two occasions last week.

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