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Wayne Rooney’s horse to leave punters in the pink

| 15.02.2012

SWITCHAROONEY can batter the bookies just like his owner say Ladbrokes.

The bookies are offering odds of 4/1 that the horse wins its first race, regardless of where it takes place and also quote 16/1 that Rooney’s horse beats another owned by his colleague or boss into second place in any race this year.

Rooney is also 50/1 to emulate Michael Owen with a Royal Ascot winner this year and should the horse prove to be a hit the firm will surely have to slash the current odds of 100/1 that he’s paraded round Old Trafford before any game.

Rooney is 10/1 to be spotted riding his horse and should his foray into the equine world pay off he’s only 6/1 to take out a trainers licence.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Rooney’s goals always cost us a fortune. We’re sure the horse will be no different and a big-race win this summer will leave punters in the pink.”

He added: “It’s a great move for the sport and each payout will be worth every penny.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Switcharooney specials
To win first time out – 4/1
To beat a horse owned by Michael Owen or Sir Alex Ferguson into second this year – 16/1
To win at Royal Ascot this year – 50/1

Wayne Rooney to score and reveal a t shirt with a picture of the horse this season – 25/1
Pictures to be published of Wayne Rooney riding Switcharooney this year – 10/1
Wayne Rooney to take out a trainers licence before 2050 – 6/1
Wayne Rooney to parade the horse at Old Trafford at any time this year – 100/1
Switcharooney to have a hair transplant at any time – 250/1



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.