Owen odds-on to score before retirement
Michael Owen has announced that he will be retiring from football at the end of the season and turn his full focus to horse racing and William Hill offer 66/1 that he becomes champion owner at any point within the next five seasons.
He is also 16/1 to own or part own an English Classic winner in the next five seasons. Should he decide to take up training, William Hill also offer 33/1 that he trains a winner in his own name inside the next five seasons
His horse Brown Panther is 5/2 to win any worldwide Group 1 or Grade 1 in 2013.
Wiith eight games to go for Stoke, William Hill offer 4/9 that he makes at least one start and 5/6 that he scores at least one goal in that time.
“Michael Owen has a well-known passion for racing, and has made a considerable in Manor House stables. It was be fascinating to see how hands-on he becomes in the racing side of things once he finishes playing football. He could even take the plunge and take a licence out himself,” William Hill spokesman Richard Thomas told Football Betting News.
William Hill odds:
To be champion owner in next 5 seasons (up to and including 2017 season) = 66/1
To own or part own an English Classic winner in next 5 seasons (up to and including 2017 season) = 16/1
Michael Owen 33/1 to train a winner in his own name inside the next 5 years
Brown Panther to win any worldwide Group 1 or Grade 1 in 2013 = 5/2
Michael Owen to start another match for Stoke this season: 4/9 yes; 13/8 no
Michael Owen to score another goal for Stoke this season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no