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Last Updated: Friday, 11 July, 2003, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
Funny old game
David Beckham
Beckham waves goodbye to his Ferrari

Brakes on Beckham

Not only does Real Madrid's new acquisition David Beckham have to get used to driving on the right hand side of the road, he will have to do it in another new car.

The England captain spent a fortune bringing his large selections of cars to Spain but his new club have put their foot down.

He has been banned from driving them to work and will instead have to go for an Audi because of a club sponsorship deal.

If Becks is tempted to jump behind the wheel of his Ferrari, he will be hit with a massive fine.


Everton's Wayne Rooney
Rooney is onto a loser with the Jockey Club

Rude-boy Rooney

Everton star Wayne Rooney might not be old enough to bet but he is wasting little time in getting involved in the racing game.

Rooney has bought two racehorses but the 17-year-old is having a few problems naming them.

He has told friends he wants to call the pair Hoof Hearted and Norfolk Enchants but the Jockey Club have rejected both names because they will sound rude when TV and radio commentators read them quickly.

Every horse that races in Britain has to be registered, and according to the rules of the Jockey Club: 'Names which are deemed to be obscene or insulting or may cause offence can be refused registration.'

Racehorse owners Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman
The likely lads find their latest horse name hilarious

A Jockey Club spokesman said that although Rooney had not put in an application for the names, both have been applied for before and were turned down.

Rooney is obviously taking a leaf out of the book of former Liverpool colleagues Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman.

The hilarious duo named one of their horses Some Horse and then bought a second one and called it Another Horse.

Imagine the chuckles when racecourse commentators called "And here comes Another Horse challenging for the lead".

Thankfully in recent times when the duo matured, they abandoned their humorous policy for names like Seebald and Samon.



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