RACING’S VALENTINE’S PLAYLIST

As we head into Valentine’s Day, love is really all around, even at the racetrack.

Who knew that so many of our favourite love songs were inspired by our racehorse superstars? We’ve narrowed it down and listed our top romantic songs that coincidentally share names with some great horses.

When the late David Bowie released ‘Let’s Dance,’ did he know that the five-year old mare could be a contender at this year’s Cheltenham Festival?

WE FOUND LOVE [RIHANNA FEAT. CALVIN HARRIS]

One of the superstars of 2016, five-year old Found won an incredible £5,000,000 in prize money throughout her racing career. Top wins included winning the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and coming a gallant second in the QIPCO Champion Stakes.

Did you know?

Rihanna’s We Found Love was produced by Calvin Harris and spent eight consecutive weeks at number one. The music video was partly shot in a field in the Northern Irish town of Bangor.

LET’S DANCE [DAVID BOWIE]

A potential entry for this year’s Cheltenham Festival, the thriving five-year old mare is currently trained by the formidable Willie Mullins and has won all of her last four races. Her owner Mrs Ricci, also owns big race winners such as Douvan, Djakadam and Vroum Vroum Mag.

Did you know?

This was David Bowie’s only transatlantic number one, a very upbeat song with mass appeal, he described it as “positive, emotional and uplifting.”

A SKY FULL OF STARS [COLDPLAY]

The seven-year old has finished within the top five places from his 12 starts, and so far Lucy Alexander, one of Britain’s best female jump jockeys has ridden him six times.

Did you know?

A house-influenced song with pounding bass drum, this song was produced by superstar DJ/producer Avicii and was the final song added to the album, Ghost Stories.

SUPERSTAR [USHER]

Whilst not quite living up to his name, six-year old Supersta has won seven of his 40 starts. He’s currently trained by Michael Appleby and owned by Rod In Pickle Partnership, their silks are blue and white checkers with green sleeves.

Did you know?

The song Superstar featured on Usher’s three-time platinum selling album, Confessions. The album debuted at number one and he ended up winning three Grammy awards.

Listen to any of the above tracks below and send in your romantically-titled horses to us on Twitter!