Owning a racehorse has always been thought of as something of a highbrow affair. So it’s no surprise to find that many celebrities have been drawn into the lucrative world of horse-racing. And here’s a list of ten horse-mad celebrities!
So devoted is Spielberg to horses that not only did he devote an entire film to the plight of a horse in World War One with War Horse, but he even had part-ownership of a horse who finished fourth place in the Kentucky Derby in 2003!
This Academy Award winning star has stakes in many horses that race on circuits in California. And further to this Costner was recently quoted as saying ‘I’m more comfortable with a horse than a woman’!
The glamorous movie star has reputedly made inroads into horse ownership through a syndicate, and even sold her horse, Memory, to the Queen! So if you have interests like Ms Hurley then you can get the very latest updates online.
Clearly a man with some money to burn, Wayne Rooney recently took time away from the Manchester United training ground and became involved in the racing world where he now owns no less than four racehorses.
The queen of pop proved she is nothing if not resilient when, despite breaking bones through a horse-riding accident in 2005, she still doggedly hung on to her horse obsession and now has two horses of her own.
Not only is Johnny Depp a film star and a great guitar player, but he also became entwined with the horse-racing world after becoming enamoured with the lead horse in his film Sleepy Hollow. So much so that he adopted the horse Goldeneye after filming ended!
The Hellboy and Cruel Intentions star is renowned for her love of horses. She originally wanted to become a horse trainer but got side-tracked by the movie business. However, things worked out with a happy ending as she now has her very own horse called Taffy.
Well he had to have something to do with his time after his music career took something of a nose-dive in the 1990s. So apart from finding God, Hammer has also taken the very lucrative step of becoming a racehorse owner with 19 horses in his Oaktown stables.
The Lord of the Rings’ star got a lot of saddle-time during his spell in the fantasy trilogy. And it must have rubbed off on him, as he now owns two horses and even published a photography book entitled ‘The Horse Is Good’!
And finally, if proof was ever needed that the horse world attracts the high and mighty, then look no further than to our very own Queen. Her best effort was in 1957 when she had four winners at Royal Ascot.