Today a prize with his horse, later also with his football team? Union owner Tony Bloom saw his thoroughbred Energumene triumph in Cheltenham. The annual racehorse steeplechase event is the most prestigious on the show jumping calendar.
Tony Bloom does not only invest in football teams, but also in horses. Today the Englishman had a highlight when his thoroughbred Energumene crossed the line first in the prestigious race at Cheltenham.
The competitions have been the basis of Bloom’s fortune in a different way in the past. The professional gambler was known in the industry as “the best horse punter in the world”.
Bloom’s day could be all the more memorable if his English club Brighton win against Tottenham tonight.
Although the greatest sporting success may take place in Belgium in a few weeks…