Former England star Michael Owen has announced his plans to make his riding debut in a charity race at Ascot later this year.
The retired footballer who has played for teams like Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Newcastle and Stoke striker will line up in the Prince's Countryside Fund Charity Race on 24th November.
Owen is already in training for the seven-furlong event, having only ridden a horse for the first time this year.
Owens Said "It has been a long-term ambition of mine to learn how to ride and race, but as a professional footballer it was not possible. Now I have set myself the target of competing in the Prince's Countryside Fund Charity Race at Ascot. It's a brilliant cause and I can't wait to get started; it is going to take a lot of hard work over the next few months, but I am really looking forward to it."