Sydney Swans star Buddy Franklin urges fans to get 'behind his horse' for All-Star Mile race event

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From AFL player to racing enthusiast: Sydney Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin urges fans to get ‘behind his horse’ ahead of the All-Star Mile race event

AFL superstar Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin has urged fans to get behind his horse for the All-Star Mile event.

The 34-year-old Sydney Swans player told The Daily Telegraph, he is backing ‘Shout The Bar’ – a horse trained by legendary horse trainer Gai Waterhouse.

‘No doubt if it does get in and win, I’ll be shouting the bar somewhere,’ he said.

From AFL player to racing enthusiast: Sydney Swans star Lance 'Buddy' Franklin urged fans to get 'behind his horse' ahead of the All-Star Mile race event on Friday. Pictured Buddy and wife Jesinta Franklin

From AFL player to racing enthusiast: Sydney Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin urged fans to get ‘behind his horse’ ahead of the All-Star Mile race event on Friday. Pictured Buddy and wife Jesinta Franklin

Buddy also said its important to support local horses competing at the event, which will be held on March 13 in Melbourne.

‘It is a Sydney horse. There are horses from all around Australia and New Zealand so we should all get behind it for a win.’

This comes as the AFL star prepares to welcome his second child with wife Jesinta Franklin.

Jesinta confirmed she was ‘halfway through’ her second pregnancy in an interview with Vida Glow in October.

'We should all get behind it for a win': The 34-year-old Sydney Swans player said he is backing 'Shout The Bar' - a horse trained by legendary horse trainer Gai Waterhouse and urged fans to do the same

‘We should all get behind it for a win’: The 34-year-old Sydney Swans player said he is backing ‘Shout The Bar’ – a horse trained by legendary horse trainer Gai Waterhouse and urged fans to do the same

‘It was a very big surprise for us. Tullulah [her daughter] will be getting a sibling at the end of March next year, so she will have just turned one,’ she said.

‘So I’ll have a 13-month-old and a newborn, which was very daunting at first. I found out a week after Buddy went into the [AFL] hub, which was all just a lot to deal with at once.’

‘It was very hard to conceive the first time with Tullulah, and for this [pregnancy] to be such an unplanned surprise is a blessing,’ she added.

Growing family: This comes as the AFL star prepares to welcome his second child with wife Jesinta Franklin

Growing family: This comes as the AFL star prepares to welcome his second child with wife Jesinta Franklin

‘I had the moment where, that I wished for with Tullulah, where you pee on a stick and it’s such a surprise and it’s very exciting.

‘So I got that moment where I feel like I missed out on with Tullulah just because of all the challenges.’

Jesinta and Buddy married in a lavish Blue Mountains ceremony in November 2016. 

Exciting! Jesinta confirmed she was 'halfway through' her second pregnancy in an interview with Vida Glow in October

Exciting! Jesinta confirmed she was ‘halfway through’ her second pregnancy in an interview with Vida Glow in October

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