The Best Lookalikes in Racing

Have you ever been watching the racing and thought to yourself that the face on screen looks incredibly similar to another celebrity or famous sportsperson, well you’re not wrong!

On National Lookalike Day we give you six that we think really stand out!

 

George Scott and Bastian Schweinsteiger

Credit: Racing Post (George Scott – left) and ZHyouGo.com (Bastian Schweinsteiger – right)

Differing nationalities certainly don’t get in the way of these two looking like total doppelgangers. The Englishman Scott is a young and ambitious trainer on the Flat based in Newmarket and the German is the one of the most decorated footballers playing the game today.

Both Scott and Schweinsteiger were destined to have careers in sport from an early age, Scott began riding point-to-point winners in his teens, while Schweinsteiger started at the Bayern Munich academy as a child.

Scott may have a long way to go to match Schweinsteiger’s career achievements which includes lifting the 2014 World Cup, 2013 Champions League and winning the German Bundesliga eight times. He does however, have plenty of time on his side!

 

Alec Baldwin and Paul Nicholls

Credit: USA TODAY (Alec Baldwin – left) and Paul Nicholls – right

Nicholls and Baldwin are men of great stature in their own fields, and they have a similar look about them and a similar way they go about their business.

Both men have big personalities and a big trophy cabinet to go with it as well.

Nicholls was successful as jockey winning the 133 races in a seven year career including the back-to-back wins in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. As a trainer Nicholls has won practically every big prize the Jumps circuit has to offer and is a 10-time Champion Jumps Trainer.

Alec Baldwin is a giant in the acting world having been successful as an actor, writer, producer and comedian stretching back to 1986. The list of his awards are very long and highly coveted including three Golden Globes and two Emmy awards!

 

Darryl Holland and Anton Du Beke

Darryl Holland – left. Credit: BBC (Anton Du Beke – right)

We doubt Holland and Du Beke have ever crossed paths socially, but if they did then we’re sure that the duo would have an epic chinwag.

Holland first became a jockey in 1989 and went on to become Champion Apprentice in 1991 with a post-war record of 85 winners. The veteran jockey then came close landing the biggest prize of them all when second in the 2004 jockey championship with a career best of 157 winners.

Anton Du Beke on the other hand is best known for being a stalwart Strictly Come Dancing having been part of the show from the very first series.

 

Rob Brydon and AP McCoy

Credit: Pinterest (Rob Brydon – left and AP McCoy – right)

Need we say much more? This photo of the two of them at the races shows the striking similarities well enough!

AP McCoy achievements in his racing career are well-known but did you know that Rob Byrdon is a big racing fan? He was most recently spotted at the Hennessy meeting at Newbury in 2013 despite his busy career as an actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist.

 

Rebecca Curtis and Angelique Kerber

Credit: Racing Post (Rebecca Curtis – left). Credit: Tennis Planet (Angelica Kerber – right)

These two lookalikes are on top of their game at the moment.

Curtis’ has recently registered a personal record number of winners this 2016 / 2017 season with 31 and counting; a stat very much in line with Kerber’s recent form having won both the 2016 Australian and US Opens as well as being runner-up at Wimbledon last year.

 

Nick Luck and Charlie Hills

Charlie Hills – left. Credit: Classified Racing & Sports Forum (Nick Luck – right)

These two doppelgangers have both made their names in racing, Nick Luck working as a presenter for both Racing UK and Channel 4 since 2004 and Charlie Hills, who is relatively young as a trainer, comes from a family steeped in racing tradition; his father Barry trained more than 3,200 winners.

Both have achieved a huge amount in racing, Luck has been voted Racing Broadcaster of the year a record seven times; while Hills has four Group One wins to his name including the 2015 QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes with star speedster Muhaarar.