5 Rugby players who love horse racing - Ruck

5 Rugby players who love horse racing

Horse racing is a sport that is loved and hated by people from all walks of life.

Here are a few international rugby players who love it!

1. Mike Tindall

The 2003 World Cup winner has had a glittering rugby career, he has played 75 times for England and captained the national side.

indall married Zara Phillips in 2011, the Queen’s grand-daughter.

Zara Phillips also won sports personality of the year back in 2010 because of her feats in equestrian. Phillips’ career has obviously rubbed off on her husband as Tindall became part of a racing syndicate.

Monbeg Dude was bought accidentally by Tindall when he bid £12,000 for him at Cheltenham in 2010 (thinking someone would out bid him). Tindall managed to convince fellow players at the time James Simpson-Daniel and Nicky Robinson to contribute.

Monbeg Dude won the Welsh Grand National, a grade 1 win at Cheltenham and came third in the Grand National in 2015. Here is the steeplechaser winning the 2012 Welsh National.