Fergie says ‘my late spouse Cathy would kill me over what I simply spent on horses’

Sir Alex Ferguson admits his late spouse Cathy “would kill him” if she noticed the amount of cash he has lately spent on horses.

The legendary former Manchester United supervisor’s spouse handed away aged 84 in early October. The upsetting information got here after 57 years of marriage, with the couple assembly again in 1964 and having three sons.

Now Ferguson, 81, has ramped up his curiosity in horse racing by increasing his assortment of horses. The Scot revealed he splashed £650,000 final week on two new horses – which he admitted would have enraged his lately departed spouse.

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Speaking to The Gambling Zone, Sir Alex stated: “Last week we purchased two horses, one from Ireland – a pointer – and one from France. John Hales is the person who has all of the contacts. We rely upon John and we’ve purchased some superb horses on his suggestion.

“They don’t come low cost now. We paid £450,000 for the French horse and £200,000 for the Irish horse. That’s £650,000 and I needed to write fairly a big cheque. One of my sons stated, ‘What are you doing?’

“My late spouse would kill me if she was alive if she knew the amount of cash concerned!! I need to say on the time once I began it was an enormous launch for me.”

LINGFIELD, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Sir Alex Ferguson with his horse Forgotten Hero at Lingfield racecourse on March 24, 2012 in Lingfield, England.
Sir Alex Ferguson has described his curiosity in horses as “a release”

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (L) speaks to his wife Cathy before the unveiling of a statue of him at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on November 23, 2012. The statue, made in bronze and standing some nine feet (2.74 metres) was unveiled in a ceremony attended by fans, players and former players including Eric Cantona and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Sir Alex Ferguson claimed his late spouse Cathy would have “killed him”

The 13-time Premier League successful supervisor was hit with some extra devastating information simply two weeks after Cathy’s demise, with shut pal and United legend Sir Bobby Charlton passing away on October 21. But Ferguson has since been maintaining busy along with his horses, and was lately rewarded by way of his horse Spirit Dancer successful the Bahrain International trophy.

Ferguson added: “I by no means give directions to trainers or jockeys. I by no means intrude with a coach. I’d by no means let anyone intrude once I was a supervisor so why ought to I intrude with individuals who know higher in racing.

Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Betway Bowl Chase trophy after his horse Clan Des Obeaux ridden by Harry Cobden (left) won the Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2022.
The Manchester United legend has been having fun with success on the planet of horseracing

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“I have 32 horses in all. I have six with Highclere. Most are National Hunt and a lot are with Paul Nicholls. And with Dan Skelton.

“I have got a few on the Flat. Spirit Dancer is one with Richard Hughes and two with Andrew Balding. He’s very good. One is called Hampden Park who won by ten lengths at Ascot first time out in October. He’s injured now and won’t run until the spring.”