Saturday, 4 May 2013

Celebrities Who Own Racehorses

Celebrities Who Own Racehorses - Star power - Celebrities Who Own Racehorses - Secretariat is the rare racehorse who became a celebrity in his own right. Celebrities who own racehorses, After all, there's even a movie about the 1973 Triple Crown winner. But to see a celebrity at the racetrack, you usually have to look to the owners' boxes. Take a look at celebrities who have owned racehorses, then click through to Bing to get the scoop on their award-winning thoroughbreds & more.

MC Hammer

The height of Hammer's fame was a study in excess. He spent lavishly, and that included his horse racing venture, Oaktown Stable. Hammer made a big splash in the sport in the early 1990s as he bought top stock. In 1991, he won the filly equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, in his first year as an owner, with Lite Light. mc hammer lite light $1,231,596,

Queen Elizabeth

Her majesty has been a racehorse owner longer than she has been queen queen elizabeth 2 Aureole earnings $55,953, Her stable includes some of the top equine talent in Great Britain, and her stock regularly appears in England's classic races. She's also a frequent visitor to the Royal Ascot meet, and she is said to have the Racing Post - England's equivalent of the Daily Racing Form - brought to her each morning. queen elizabeth + 61 year reign, queen elizabeth 2 Aureole earnings $55,953, queen elizabeth stakes,

Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints quarterback maintains a home near his old haunts of San Diego and is a regular at this racetrack before training camp opens. Apparently, he wasn't content to be merely a railbird. Brees jumped into ownership the past couple years with shares of several horses and made headlines last year when his partnership claimed a horse from an ownership group with famous members. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol + horse ownership group,

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth hurley Memory horse sale $760,000, The British actress and model has been involved in the sport through the ownership syndicate Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. One of the horses she invested in, Memory, was resold to none other than Queen Elizabeth this year. elizabeth hurley Memory horse sale $760,000, elizabeth hurley high midnight,

Steven Spielberg

The heralded movie director/producer celebrated the equine in this recent movie, and he has had interests in several racehorses through investments with Biscuit Stable. He was a part-owner of a horse who finished fourth in the 2003 Kentucky Derby.

Rick Pitino

The University of Louisville basketball coach is the reigning NCAA tournament champion. He hopes to follow that up with a trip to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle. Pitino is a minority owner of Goldencents, the Santa Anita Derby winner who is due to start in the Run for the Roses on May 4. He has been the majority owner of many other horses through Celtic Pride Stable and Ol Memorial Stable. ncaa tournament 2013 champions, goldencents horse santa anita earnings $750,000, kentucky derby 2013 contenders,

Bode Miller
Trainer Bob Baffert, a three-time Kentucky Derby winner, is apparently a big fan of Bode Miller, the champion skier: Baffert not only named his son Bode in Miller's honor, but also his 2012 Derby runner-up Bodemeister. And it was Baffert who got Miller into the world of thoroughbred ownership; Miller got his first win as part-owner of Carving last summer at Del Mar. carving horse bode miller,

Jim Rome

The sports talk show host (pictured, right, with trainer Mike Puype at Santa Anita) is a recent newcomer to the game, but he already has made an impact. He's co-owner of the filly Mizdirection, who won the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint in 2012 and has started this year with wins in three straight stakes races. Jim Rome Mizdirection 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint  earnings,

Ronnie Wood

The guitarist of one of rock's greatest bands unwinds from life on the road by running a breeding farm, Sandymount House, in Ireland. He was voted Small Breeder of the Year in 1999 and has had several homebred runners win at The Curragh, a famed Irish racetrack. Most of the horses he breeds, however, go through the auction ring.

Burt Bacharach

The music legend - pianist, composer and producer - had beginner's luck when his very first starter, Battle Royal, was a winner in 1968. He has been a mainstay in the Southern California racing scene ever since and has had several notable runners on the national stage. His Soul of the Matter and Afternoon Deelites won multiple Grade 1 races. Soul of the Matter horse earnings $2,302,818, marlene dietrich burt bacharach

Bobby Flay

The celebrity chef doesn't merely dabble in horse racing. He operates a full stable that has produced a Breeders' Cup winner in the 2010 Juvenile Fillies Turf, and he sits on the New York Racing Association board. Flay is this year's recipient of the Earle I. Mack Champion Award, given annually for "an individual for outstanding efforts and influence on thoroughbred racehorse welfare, safety and retirement."

Alex Ferguson

He's the manager of Manchester United, a soccer powerhouse that won the Premier League title this year. But Ferguson's success isn't limited to his primary sport, as he's also a fixture on the English Flat and Steeplechase racing scenes. 2002 European Horse of the Year Rock of Gibraltar, Ferguson sues co-owner John Magnier ,

Toby Keith

The country singer has been heavily involved in horse racing for more than a decade, and it's not just a sideline gig for him. He owns a 330-acre ranch that houses more than 100 mares. He's also hands-on in selecting breeding matches and active at auctions when buying both breeding and racing stock. Reckless Jerry horse, Dream Walkin Farms toby keith,

Alex Trebek

Who is a game show host who once owned the Creston Farm in California? Trebek, of course, who bought the breeding and racing operation in the 1990s. trebek sells Creston Farm in 2005,

Joe Torre

The longtime major league manager, who returned to the dugout this spring to direct the US squad in the World Baseball Classic, has long enjoyed thoroughbred ownership as a hobby. Game On Dude horse, Game On Dude horse wins $1.5 million for joe torre,

Rob Dyrdek

The pro skateboarder and reality TV show gadfly got into horse racing as a stunt for one of his shows in 2009, when he trained as a jockey and hopped aboard Mega Heat for a race at Hollywood Park. Soon, he was riding only in spirit as an owner. He might have come into horse racing as a lark, but he says he's in to stay. "I knew the moment I got into it that it was going to be something I did until the day that I die," he told turf writer Claire Novak in 2011. "There are so many aspects of it that I absolutely love." Rob Dyrdek + krush inc.,

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

Zenyatta horse + won first 19 races of her career + beat the boys in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, The A&M behind this famous record label have had almost as much success on the racetrack as in the music industry, having owned horses both together and separately. Funontherun horse + San Rafael Stakes + Kentucky Derby, Zenyatta horse + won first 19 races of her career + beat the boys in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic,

Bing Crosby

The legendary crooner and movie star was quite the sports enthusiast, from his golf "clambake" at Pebble Beach to his part-ownership of the Pittsburgh Pirates for many years. He owned racehorses for decades, though his stable's inability to win big races became a running gag in his radio and TV appearances. bing crosby golf clambake, bing crosby co-founder of the Del Mar racetrack, bing crosby Where the Turf Meets the Surf" is played before each race day at Del Mar,

Wes Welker

The wide receiver, who jumped from the New England Patriots to the Denver Broncos as a free agent this offseason, has owned racehorses for about five years. In partnership with bloodstock agent Gatewood Bell, he has a piece of seven horses in training this year. undrafted horse named for welker's humble nfl roots,

Jack Klugman

The actor was a $2 railbird at heart. But his success allowed him to enjoy the high end of the sport, too. Klugman, who died in 2012 (how old was he?), was the toast of Churchill Downs in 1980 when he brought a future award-winner to run in the race. Jack Klugman age at death, Jaklin Klugman won the Jerome Handicap and Hawthorne Derby,

Wayne Rooney

In the Premier League, thoroughbred ownership is somewhat of a status checkpoint. Professional soccer player Rooney  followed his then-teammate  into the racing world in 2012. Wayne Rooney Manchester United and the English national team,

Telly Savalas

The actor (pictured in character as Kojak) was a mainstay on the race scene during the height of his career in the 1970s. He co-owned Telly's Pop with this famous producer, and the colt won the California Derby in 1976 before going favored in the Santa Anita Derby. A fifth-place finish there ended any Kentucky Derby hopes. Telly Savalas named telly's pop after his dad, Telly Savalas cause of death,

Paul Lo Duca

The former major league catcher got into racehorse ownership during his playing career. Paul Lo Duca horses,

Rex Chapman

Rex Chapman + hornets + bullets + heat + sun, The former NBA guard was Kentucky born and bred before he made a name for himself starring at the University of Kentucky, so it's no great surprise he gravitated to the "sport of kings." He not only has had ownership interests, but he had a race named in his honor at Santa Anita. Rex Chapman + hornets + bullets + heat + sun, Rex Chapman horse named for him at santa anita, Rex Chapman NCAA tournament studio analyst,

Bo Derek

Bo Derek + supports thoroughbred retirement farms + against legal horse slaughter, The actress doesn't run horses, but she is involved in the racing industry as a member of the California Horse Racing Board. bo derek appointed in 2010 by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, bo derek + supports thoroughbred retirement farms + against legal horse slaughter,

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