Phelps says he is considering Thoroughbred ownership

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Great to hear that someone of his generation (and stature) would be interested in thoroughbred racing.

Phelps says he is considering Thoroughbred ownership – Thoroughbred Times

Michael Phelps, who became the most decorated Olympic competitor of all time in London this week, may become involved in Thoroughbred ownership in the future.

Phelps, who has said that the London Olympics will mark the end of his competitive swimming career, says he and coach Bob Bowman are interested in purchasing a horse and placing it with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who Phelps considers a friend.

“I think it would be cool,” Phelps told Yahoo! Sports. “Bob and I have talked about it multiple times.”

Phelps, a Baltimore native who grew up watching the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, says he plans to attend all three Triple Crown races in 2013. The swimmer posted on his Twitter account in May that he was “bummed” not to be attending this year’s Preakness; however, his mother, Debbie, and sister, Hilary, did attend.

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