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Wayne Rooney breaks own embargo to unveil race horse Switcharooney

Published 15/02/2012 | 14:39

Wayne Rooney. Photo: Getty Images
Wayne Rooney. Photo: Getty Images

MANCHESTER United and England striker Wayne Rooney has named his two-year-old colt Switcharooney and in the process of making the announcement, via his Twitter account, broke a strict pre-arranged midday embargo.

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Rooney opted to name the £63,000 two-year-old nag after himself having been informed that his first choice Oceans Seven was unavailable.

Within minutes of Rooney tweeting the announcement, Switcharroney launched a Twitter account of its own.

The unraced colt is one of two race horses owned by the Rooneys - the other a three-year-old bay colt called ‘Tomway’, is named after the striker's father.

Both horses are expected to be racing from April onwards.

Rod Street, Chief Executive of Racing for Change, said: “You can bet that these names will go in every punter’s notebook. Rooney has a great strike rate so it's hard to imagine that his nags won't score as well

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