Watch Michael Owen horsing around ahead of his Ascot debut
The ex-England striker is set to compete in the seven-furlong race
Friday, November 3, 2017
Michael Owen fell off his horse twice ahead of his racing debut at Ascot.
The ex-England striker is set to compete in the seven-furlong race on November 24 to raise money for The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
But his chances of getting around the course might not be great, judging in video footage filmed at a British Racing School session at Newmarket.
Nag-mad Owen, 37, was trotting around a circuit with other riders when he was thrown to the floor.
Owen swore as he hit the deck, with the video caption suggesting the horse was spooked by a bleep test on a neighbouring sports court.
Wearing a GoPro, Owen got back on his horse.
But the video shows the injury-prone former striker hitting the deck again moments later.