Sheikh snaps up racehorse with Leeds United-inspired name

Sheikh Fahad with his horse Just The Judge after a win in the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Sheikh Fahad with his horse Just The Judge after a win in the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.
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A racehorse named after a Leeds United terrace anthem has been snapped up by one of the most influential figures associated with the sport of kings.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Marchingontogether sprang a surprise last month with a win in her first competitive outing.

The two-year-old filly was owned by Yorkshire-based BGC Racing and a four-man syndicate but has now been bought by super-rich Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, boss of Qatar Racing.

A member of the syndicate, Mark Edley, 47, from Rastrick, near Brighouse, declined to say exactly how much money had changed hands – but confirmed the deal generated a “nice profit” on the £800 that was originally paid to purchase Marchingontogether last year.

Leeds fan Mark, who owns Huddersfield-based New Leaf Financial Services, told the YEP: “The Sheikh watched her winning the race on TV and clearly liked what he saw.

“We understand he has pencilled her in for Royal Ascot [later this month] and we’re planning a trip down there in top hat and tails to see how she gets on.”

Mark also revealed that another horse with the same father as Marchingontogether had just been bought by Huddersfield-based BGC.

The horse has been named Allleedsaren’twe and syndicate ownership opportunities are again being made available.

For further information, contact Richard Ward at BGC via richard@bgcracing.co.uk.

Marchingontogether won the Beeby Maiden Auction Fillies’ Stakes at Leicester on May 9.

The horse’s name had prompted a flurry of bets from United fans that saw its odds tumbling from 20/1 to 10/1.

Bookmaker William Hill said two of the largest bets it had received were from punters in Northallerton and Scarborough.

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