Rooney 16/1 to follow Owen into the Royal Ascot winners’ enclosure

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WAYNE ROONEY is 16/1 with Ladbrokes to emulate teammate Michael Owen at Ascot with his newly bought yearling.

Rooney’s latest purchase is also 8/1 to be a Group winner in the UK as a two-year-old, with the same price applying should the horse land a Group contest in its classic year.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Rooney’s foray into ownership should generate huge excitement. If his horse lands a big prize it will almost certainly cost us a few quid but it will be worth every penny.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Wayne Rooney racing specials

Rooney to own a Group winner in the UK as a 2 year old – 8/1
Rooney to own a Group winner in the UK as a 3 year old – 8/1
Rooney to own a Royal Ascot winner by end of 2015 – 16/1

*prices only apply to yearling colt by Bahamian Bounty out of Amazon Beauty

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.