Rooney joins a number of his fellow Old Trafford players, past and present, who also own horses, including Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and his manager at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson. Team mate Michael Owen, who owns the Cheshire based stables where Switcharooney is currently being trained, is also a regular on the racing circuit.
The draw of racing is understandable, as a day at the races can be fun for everyone, whether they know about horse racing on not. Get dressed up and do some celebrity spotting. Whether you’re backing the winner or not, it’s hard not to get caught up in the atmosphere as the horses come thundering past.
And as Wayne and Colleen prove, a day at the races can be a great family day out, especially as children under 16 can get free entry to race days. With 60 race courses around the UK you are sure to find the perfect venues for your fun days out, with plenty of courses offering additional events such as funfairs, clothes and jewellery stalls and live music. Day out ideas can include joining in one of the many events held at race meets or simply enjoying a picnic on the open course and watching the horses head out to the starting gates.
For special occasions, such as birthdays, hen dos or a lads day out, hiring a private box or booking a table at a restaurant can make the day extra special. Get your party dressed up and find the perfect spot by the Champagne bar, watch the horses warm up and place your bets.
Planning your day at the races is easy too, with the help of racing website LovetheRaces.com, where you can find day out ideas, events in your area and plenty of advice on having fun days out.
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