Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp has claimed that his racehorse has similar qualities to that of Spurs striker, Harry Kane.
Redknapp is an avid racing fan and the former Tottenham boss has named his seven-year-old horse ‘Shakem Up’Arry’.
According to The Mirror, Shakem Up’Arry is competing in Saturday’s £125,000 Betfair Hurdle and Redknapp insisted that like Kane, the horse gives his all every time he competes.
When asked to compare his horse to a footballer, Redknapp told Great British Racing (via The Mirror): “I’d like to think he’s a Harry Kane you know.
“Very professional, gives everything. Always gives his best, team player.
“I think he’s a pretty honest horse, I think he gives everything he has got to offer every time he runs.”
Redknapp, who has recently joined as former Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate’s assistant coach at Bournemouth, is never short of funny stories from his long managerial career.
He certainly had one when asked the reason behind naming his horse Shakem Up’Arry, admitting that he took inspiration from a West Ham fan who would keep yelling at him from the stands during his time as Hammers boss.
The 73-year-old added: “I used to have a guy stand behind me at West Ham when I was manager and for 90 minutes he’d be shouting at me, right behind my dug out, ‘shakem up’arry, shakem up’arry!’
“I used to come home Saturday nights after a game and all I could hear was this guy’s voice, ‘shakem up’arry!’
“So when I got a horse I thought I’ve got to call it Shakem Up’Arry.”
The report reveals that the horse, which is trained in Gloucestershire by Ben Pauling, has won one race from eight appearances on the track.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Hopefully, Harry Kane will be able to rival him for trophies won this season come the end of the campaign!
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