3 Music Stars Who Are Frequent Presences At Horse Races

3 Music Stars Who Are Frequent Presences At Horse Races

There are few sports as glamorous than horse racing, with Hollywood A-listers and sports stars often taking in a day at the track when they have the free time. It’s a sport that is loved by all no matter of the day job, and that is the same when it comes to musical stars that are often seen sharing the excitement of the biggest days on the calendar at tracks such as Churchill Downs, Cheltenham, and Ascot.

But, who are some of the biggest music stars that are passionate followers of the latest horse racing action and are often seen taking in the drama with a front-row seat?

Jack Harlow

One of the most passionate horse racing fans from the musical scene is Jack Harlow. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since he was born not too far away from the prestigious Churchill Downs. The 25-year-old is often seen attending the Kentucky Derby, which was the case last year when he attended the Triple Crown race with fellow racing enthusiast Drake.

The two later collaborated on a track titled ‘Churchill Downs’, which heavily featured horses running at the track that shares the same name. The video was shot at the 2022 running of the Kentucky Derby, with Drake and Harlow both carrying bet slips from the wagers that they had placed during the day.

However, there wasn’t an announcement whether he had backed Rich Strike at 80/1. Such is his love for the sport that it wouldn’t be a great surprise to see Harlow back at Churchill Downs for 2023 running of the Kentucky Derby.

You can find more information about the Kentucky Derby results here: twinspires.com/kentuckyderby/results

Chris Martin

Chris Martin is no stranger to a big sporting event, having headlined the Super Bowl alongside his band Coldplay. The 46-year-old has been a hugely successful artists throughout his career, selling over 100 million records worldwide. He was also named among the most influential people in the United Kingdom by Debrett in 2017. He has also ventured into other business avenues throughout his career, including horse ownership alongside his ex-wife Gwyenth Paltrow.

In 2008, the couple brought a horse called Moonage Daydream as part of the Rio Grande Partnership. The runner enjoyed some excellent performances throughout his career, claiming three victories from 24 starts. He also finished second on two occasions, and boasted a win rate of 13%. His biggest victory came at Beverley in July 2020, as he won the Class 5 Yorkshire Racing Festival Handicap.

MC Hammer

There were potentially no more recognisable stars on the planet throughout the mid 90s than MC Hammer. The American rapper rose to stardom with his hits ‘U Can’t Touch This’ and ‘Pumps and a Bump’. However, it was his flashy dancing and extravagant routines that often caught the imagination. The superstar is still regarded as one of the pioneering stars in the birth of pop rap, and he enjoyed mainstream success with his own reality show as well as appearing on a dance television show. However, aside from the music, his passion was horse racing, as he opened Oaktown Stable in 1991.

The stable would create a number of superstars, which included several Grade 1 winners. The most successful equine star that he owned was Lite Light, who claimed major victories throughout her career. She landed over $1 million in prize money throughout her career, with her standout victories coming in the G1 Kentucky Oaks and G1 Coaching Club American Oaks. However, Hammer’s financial difficulties eventually led to him selling the stable, and Lite Light was retired shortly after.

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