Man Utd ace Rooney buys himself a race horse

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has followed teammate Michael Owen into the horse trade.

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has followed teammate Michael Owen into the horse trade.

The Daily Mail says Rooney has splashed out on a new racehorse - and has chosen racing colours of pink with white sleeves and hooped cap, suggesting it could be an early Christmas present for wife Coleen.

The year-old colt is in training at the Cheshire stable of Rooney’s team-mate Michael Owen and cost £63,000 at the Tattersall sales.

The Manchester United striker visited the stables on Monday and a spokesman said: "I can confirm Wayne and Coleen have bought the horse."
The unnamed colt - son of sire Bahamian Bounty - could be racing by the spring.

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