Racehorse named after Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow forced retire

So much has been done for Rob Burrow.

The Leeds Rhinos legend called time on his brilliant career in 2017 as the Rhinos defeated his home town team Castleford Tigers 24-6 in the Grand Final as Burrow and teammate Danny McGuire lifted an eighth Super League title together.

Burrow is subsequently Super League’s most successful one club man but just two years later Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

He has since battled the disease heroically raising awareness about MND so that everyone with the disease can have the support they need.

Meanwhile, Burrow’s former captain Kevin Sinfield has led the way with plenty of fundraising challenges including one right now with the Leeds Rhinos legend five days into a seven day challenge which sees the seven-time Super League Champion run an ultra marathon every day.

He will arrive halftime in the Rugby League World Cup Final between Samoa and Australia. He his 80% of the way to his £777,777.77 target with just two days left.

Another major fundraising was the Burrow Seven racehorse which has raised over £100,000 for MND.

However, he has now retired due to injury.

Its legacy doesn’t end there with a new racehorse taking its place called Beep Beep Burrow in respect of what Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson of Sky Sports used to call the halfback.

On Burrow Seven, Burrow himself said: “Meeting Burrow Seven and watching him race has been a fantastic experience for myself and my family.”

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