Brown Panther stormed to victory in the Goodwood Cup, much to the delight of part-owner Michael Owen.
The former Premiership star, who announced his retirement from football earlier this year, saw his horse dominate the final stages of the race winning by three and a half lengths.
Competing in only it's second race over two miles, Richard Kingscote steered the five-year-old across the line ahead of Ahzeemar and Altano who finished second and third respectively.
Having gone-off at a price of 13-2, Panther's strength in the final two furlongs saw him race away from his 14 competitors, with favourite Mount Athos finishing way back in eighth place after a disappointing ride.
The victory delighted the former England international, with the part-owner describing the win as a "real honour".
"There is a lot of heritage in this race and it's a fabulous race to win. He's full of stamina. We didn't want it to be a dawdle and hence we were up there in the box seat, just in case there was no pace," explained Owen.
"The leader all the way (No Heretic) did us a favour and gave us a nice lead. He's galloped all the way to the line.
"It's a great training performance from Tom Dascombe and a great ride by Richard Kingscote.
Owen, who played for the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United, revealed how horse racing creates a very different feeling from his days on the football pitch.
"With football you always feel you're in some sort of control. You and your team-mates are in control, but this racing game is so tough on the nerves - you're powerless," he said.
"You send your jockey out to ride and you hope your trainer has got him spot-on. I was a little bit excited."
Friday sees day 4 of Glorious Goodwood take place, with the Betfred Mile the feature race.
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