Charles Green horse Ibrox comes 8th in debut race

Charles Green moved to France after exiting Rangers. Picture: Hemedia
Charles Green moved to France after exiting Rangers. Picture: Hemedia
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A HORSE named Ibrox, owned by former Rangers chief executive Charles Green, has finished eighth in its debut race.

Green, 61, moved to the south of France after exiting Rangers last year on the back of making around £1 million from the Gers.

The former Sheffield United chief is named as both owner and breeder of two-year-old Ibrox, which yesterday ran its first race in the 4.55pm at Pornichet-la-Baule, in the Loire-Atlantique region of France.

The horse was ridden by jockey Antoine Hamelin, who was sporting silks of pink and green.

A 28-1 shot, Ibrox was one of 15 runners in the mile-long Prix du Grand Charpentier, but missed out on the £6666 prize money for first place.

It’s not the only horse with a name referencing Rangers, however.

The Rangers Racing group owned two horses, Ibrox - once ridden by future Grand National winner Ryan Mania - and Lady Ibrox, who both won three races during their careers, while Stewart Brown owns a horse named Blue Sea of Ibrox.