THE man who led London's successful bid to host the Olympics and oversaw a memorable Games as chairman of organisers Locog was among the owners at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday.
Lord Coe is a co-owner of Strathcal, who was running in the final race of the day.
Unfortunately, the gold medalist's winning form wasn't with him on the day and Strathcal ended unplaced after unseating jockey Ben Poste in the Bathwick Tyres Novice Handicap Race.
Wincanton Racecourse general manager Steve Parlett said: "It was fantastic to see someone of Lord Coe's magnitude at the racecourse. The appeal to own a racehorse clearly extends wide and far.
"It was a great day's racing with dry weather which made for a good start to 2013."