GOODWOOD, England (AP) — Brown Panther, bred and part-owned by former England striker Michael Owen, won the Goodwood Cup on Thursday.
Running over two miles for only the second time in his career, the 5-year-old 13-2 shot showed plenty of stamina to beat Ahzeemah by 3½ lengths at the Goodwood Festival. Owen says "there is a lot of heritage in this race and it's a fabulous race to win."
The 33-year-old Owen recently retired from football after playing for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke. He says "with football you always feel you're in some sort of control ... but this racing game is so tough on the nerves, you're powerless. You send your jockey out to ride and you hope your trainer has got him spot-on."