Happy Mondays’ Bez launches horse racing club – with winnings going to charity

The thoroughbred filly will race in red and blue: A tribute to the colours of Manchester's two biggest football clubs.

The Manc The Manc - 25th March 2021

Happy Mondays star Bez has started his own horse racing club – with proceeds from winnings going towards a Manchester homeless charity.

The legendary frontman has urged fans to join his newfound club and back his horse Mystic Moonshadow – with all members promised a welcome pack and handwritten postcard.

A monthly newsletter will also be published on the thoroughbred filly’s progress.

Mystic Moonshadow will race in red and blue: A tribute to the colours of Manchester’s two biggest football clubs United and City.

Whilst Bez admitted his knowledge of horse racing is limited, he believes the club could be a great way to help raise money for Coffee 4 Craig – an organisation that does amazing work combatting homelessness in the region.


Bez told Sky News: “The horse is amazing, she’s so beautiful, she’s a two-year-old filly and she’s training really well at Jedd O’Keeffes’ yard, she’s so fast, she’s outrunning all the other two-year-olds about her and she’s looking really, really good.”

O’Keeffe – Mystic Moonshadow’s trainer – said the horse was “enormously exciting” and from a “fantastic pedigree.”


Membership prices at Bez’s racing club begin at £59.

The Happy Mondays star grabbed headlines for his fitness classes earlier this year; inviting fans to work out alongside him with gruelling cardio sessions before moving onto yoga.