Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has had a big win at Cheltenham and will be sure to celebrate over the weekend.
His horse Protektorat, a 6-5 favourite, cruised to victory at the renowned racecourse and helped Ferguson to pocket £12,500 in winnings, as per the Daily Mail.
Since retiring as Manchester United manager, Ferguson has been able to spend time away from football doing other things he enjoys and horse racing has always been a strong interest for the Scot.
Prtektorat was ridden by superb jockey Harry Skelton during Friday’s Cheltenham meeting, and he is trained by Harry’s brother Dan. The Sketlon brothers and their father Nick have an unbelievable reputation when it comes to horse racing.
A beautiful round of jumping from the stylish Protektorat, that was very impressive yet again!! Boom! 🤩 💰
— Stephen R Power (@racingblogger) November 13, 2020
The horse cruised to a 17-length win in the SSS Super Alloys Supports Racing Welfare Novices’ Chase. Watch below via Racing TV:
✅ Two from two over fences
✅ A superb jumper
✅ A youngster with a bright future
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 13, 2020
A picture of Protektorat did the rounds this morning – straight from the yard:
— Shawfarmstud (@SFSshawfarmstud) November 14, 2020