Sir Alex Ferguson loves winning on Merseyside!
The legendary former Manchester United manager – who experienced a bitter rivalry with Liverpool and knocked them off their perch – may be retired now, but he continues to enjoy success as a racing owner. horses as he won all three opening races at Aintree on Thursday. .
Sir Alex was present on day one of the Grand National meeting in Liverpool to watch the remarkable first-year hat-trick with odds of 62-1.
Protektorat gave him his first winner in the SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’s Chase with a 17-2 odds before the 10-11 favorite Monmiral scored two out of two.
The Clan Des Obeaux then completed the treble by winning with odds of 5-2 in the Betway Bowl Chase.
Ferguson co-owns all three horses alongside Ged Mason, Lisa Mason and John Hales and was one of the lucky few allowed to attend the race.
He celebrated on a balcony as the winners walked in and praised jockey Harry Cobden, who led the Clan Des Obeaux to a 26-length victory in a field also featuring Grand National hero Tiger Roll.
Ferguson said of the Betway Bowl winner: “He was fresh – and with the cheekbones it made a difference.
“Harry rode him really positively up there up front, and he was fantastic.
The 79-year-old is familiar with triplets – he remains the only coach to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup after guiding Manchester United to glory in all three competitions in 1999.
In 26 years at the helm, he won a total of 13 Premier League titles and added another Champions League, in 2008, to that collected in 1999 and won five FA Cups and the League Cup four times.