‘Sir Alex banned United stars going racing – it might’ve meant beers & the remainder’

Since his retirement, horse racing has been one among Sir Alex Ferguson’s most beloved vices.

He and his consortium have not too long ago even damaged the report for the most costly jumps horse ever bought once they struck a £633,710 deal for novice hurdler Caldwell Potter.

But, when he was sat on the helm of Manchester United, Sir Alex wasn’t totally eager on his footy stars attending the races his horses now headline.

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‌Former United captain Steve Bruce remodeled 300 appearances of their iconic crimson strip and not too long ago revealed Sir Alex’s stance on the races throughout his time on the membership.

Bruce, talking on behalf of BoyleSports who provide the newest Cheltenham betting, stated: “Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t overly keen on attending race courses at the time, which was typical of him because he wanted you to do the right thing.

“Even a visit to the races was one thing he was all the time sceptical about as a result of that might have meant just a few beers and all the remainder of it.”

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Bruce and Fergie
Both Bruce and Ferguson have battled it out on the touchline

Bruce added: “That was the way he was. But since he’s retired, we have seen more and more of his horses winning. I’m sure he enjoys it, it’s a big hobby.

“As gamers, we did not attend any races collectively. I used to be by no means actually into them, though I’ve been to a few the massive ones, Cheltenham and the Grand National. But aside from that, it isn’t one thing I’m massively into.”

Caldwell Potter ridden by Jack Kennedy wins The Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle during day two of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival
The newly bought Caldwell Potter ought to give Fergie a horse at Cheltenham

Sir Alex is more likely to have just a few horses compete at Cheltenham in 2024, with the newly bought Caldwell Potter alongside Gold Cup mainstay Protektorat set to characteristic.

Maybe we’ll see a United participant or two within the grandstand cheering on a Fergie-owned horse to victory this time round, who is aware of?