Fergie toasts another winner on eve of 70th birthday as Tadabeer romps to victory
Sir Alex Ferguson enjoyed his second success at the races in 24 hours when his Tadabeer won at Lingfield.
The Manchester United boss owns the three-year-old gelding in partnership with his friend, casino owner Sotirios Hassiakos.
No wonder he”s smiling:Sir Alex Ferguson, pictured at Manchester United”s training ground on Friday, celebrated another winning horse
Ferguson, who celebrates his 70th birthday on New Year”s Eve, saw his promising chaser Harry The Viking win at Doncaster on Thursday.
The horse, ridden by Daryl Jacob, won the Lynn Higgins 60th Birthday Novices Ltd Handicap.
Ferguson will feel it”s already been a happy festive season, with impressive victories for his United team at QPR and Fulham followed by a 5-0 win over Wigan on Boxing Day.
All smiles: Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates jockey Daryl Jacob after Harry The Viking claimed victory at Doncaster on Thursday
The Scot will now be preparing for United”s final game of 2011 on Saturday, a home clash with Blackburn, which falls on his birthday.
It”s only been a couple of months since Ferguson celebrated 25 years as United boss, with the North Stand at Old Trafford renamed in his honour.
And as he reaches a new landmark, his sporting appetite seemingly remains as strong as ever.