Friday 28 July 2017

Horses named Seve and Ballesteros to go head-to-head in Haydock

Two horses that share names with Spanish golf legend to race at 3.10 at Haydock by chance

Seve and Ballesteros as appeared in today's Irish Independent
Seve and Ballesteros as appeared in today's Irish Independent

Barry Lennon

TWO horses that share names with the legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros will go head-to-head in the 3.10 at Haydock today, a pairing made by pure chance.

Horses Seve and Ballesteros have completely different backgrounds;  both are different breeds, have separate owners, trainers and are three years apart in age.

However the runners find a common link in Spanish golfer Ballesteros who won over 90 international tournaments; including three Open Championships and two US Master Tournaments.

It's not known if the former world number one, who died tragically in 2011 of cancer,  ever had any interest in horse racing.

However, the 3.10 at Haydock today has  now become an unexpected and unplanned tribute to the golfing legend after the two runners have been place side-by-side.

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