The former Liverpool, England and Man United striker is fronting a campaign for horse welfare and showed viewers around his impressive stables
British racehorses are cared for in the same way Premier League clubs look after their players.
That’s what former Liverpool, Manchester United and England striker Michael Owen believes.
As racing fans get ready for the Grand National, Owen is helping a campaign called the Horse Comes First which aims to demonstrate the racing industry always strives to ensure horses are well looked after.
The former striker fronted a film where he gives a behind the scene tour of his Manor House Stables in order to highlight the first class treatment his horse get – they even have a spa and swimming pool!
“The resemblance between race horses and footballers is uncanny, and the treatment and care they receive is a similar standard to what I was used to throughout my playing career, he told the British Horseracing Authority.
“Our trainers dedicate their lives to the horses and understand that each one is different and needs a certain level of special care. They know more than anyone that the animals are athletes, and they are treated as so.
“At Manor House Stables we aim to prevent the injuries before they arise, and make sure our facilities stay world class to help keep our horses happy and premier league fit.”