My lovely horse: Odriozola buys a racehorse before Mallorca game
Odriozola invested in the yearling that was sired by the Epsom Derby Champions and it cost him €50,000 as he expands his Bernardo stud in San Sebastián.
Álvaro Odriozola wasn't at the races on Saturday night against Mallorca. The right-back was sent off for a second yellow in the second half as Real Madrid fell to the promoted side. It was their first loss in the league this season and it was a tough one.
Just before the game, however, Odriozola went out and treated himself. The 23-year-old went out and bought himself a horse before the game. He has a real love for horses and spent €50,000 on the purchase. It was the most expensive yearling (one-year-old) in the auction at the Zarzuela in Madrid.
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Comienza un sueño para mí. Con mucha ilusión y emoción os presento a Guitar, el caballo que estrenará los colores de la Cuadra Bernardo. Guitar lucirá unos colores muy especiales para mí, los de mi querido colegio Aldapeta, el lugar donde empezó todo. El caballo es un animal increíble y precioso, he crecido con ellos y por eso ocupan un lugar especial en mi corazón. Quiero compartir con todos vosotros este sueño que emprendo con toda la ilusión del mundo y con el que espero disfrutar tanto como cuando visto la camiseta de la Real. En este momento ha sido izada la bandera azul. ¡Aúpa Guitar! ¡Aúpa Cuadra Bernardo!
The horse he bought was sired by the winner of the Epsom Derby 'Australia'. The 64 horses sired by Australia have been sold for more than half a million euro.
Odriozola's yard, Bernardo, is located in San Sebastián Ramón Avial and they recently sold a yearling at Tattersalls auction. A week before they sold a horse at a Paris auction. That was co-owned with Pedro Mateos and only went for €30,000.
He is not the only one with a fondness for horses. Sergio Ramos owns the SR4 stud and owns the famous 'Yucatán de Ramos'. The horse with pure Spanish blood was named as the champion of the world at Madrid's morphology show.
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