Wayne Rooney's successes on the soccer field haven't transfered to the race track.

The Manchester United striker endured as miserable debut as a racehorse owner when his colt finished last in its first race on Wednesday.

Two-year-old Pippy was always toward the rear after a slow start and never got into the race, which was run on rain-softened ground at Chester in northwest England.

The horse, ridden Wednesday by Richard Kinscote, is co-owned by Rooney and wife Coleen, who both watched the Manor House Stables Lily Agnes Stakes.

Their other horses are called Switcharooney and Tomway.