Michael Owen's daughter Gemma, 19, wows as she joins her footballer dad and mum at the races

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It was a family affair for Michael Owen for Ladies Day at jewellery brand Boodle’s Chester races on Thursday. 

The former England and Liverpool hero, 42, was joined by his beautiful wife Louise and stunning daughter Gemma, 19, for the second day of the May Festival.

The ex-footballer waved at fans as he made his way into the course as his childhood sweetheart Louise looked radiant in a white dress while Gemma wowed in a plunging navy bodycon dress. 

Dressed to the nines: Michael Owen's beautiful wife Louise and stunning daughter Gemma, 19, (right) looked incredible as they attended Ladies Day at the Chester races on Thursday

Dressed to the nines: Michael Owen’s beautiful wife Louise and stunning daughter Gemma, 19, (right) looked incredible as they attended Ladies Day at the Chester races on Thursday

Louise showed off her style credentials in a chic cut out lace detail midi dress as she elevated her height with a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. 

She framed her face with a pair of brown lens sunglasses as she added a hint of designer with a Louis Vuitton clutch.  

The couples oldest daughter Gemma turned heads as she put on a busty display in the ruched mini.    

The content creator – who is also a Team GB dressage champion, stole the show as she stepped out in a pair of strappy sandals under the spring sun.

Hey there! Ex-footballer Michael waved at fans as he made his way into the course

Hey there! Ex-footballer Michael waved at fans as he made his way into the course

And they're OFF! Star Of India ridden by Ryan Moore (centre) won the Homeserve Dee Stakes

And they’re OFF! Star Of India ridden by Ryan Moore (centre) won the Homeserve Dee Stakes

Earlier this year Gemma hit back at claims her famous father bankrolled her new bikini business, insisting ‘I’m doing this off my own back.’ 

She launched her debut OG Beachwear collection last week featuring sizzling shots of the fashionista, who is also Team GB dressage champion, modelling bikinis.

She received mostly positive feedback, however some trolls claimed Gemma is just ‘another rich footballer’s kid living off their daddy’s money’ – an accusation she vehemently denies.

'It hasn't been an open wallet': Michael Owen's daughter has hit back at claims her famous father bankrolled her new bikini business, insisting'I'm doing this off my own back'

‘It hasn’t been an open wallet’: Michael Owen’s daughter has hit back at claims her famous father bankrolled her new bikini business, insisting ‘I’m doing this off my own back’ 

Stunner: Gemma (pictured) launched her debut OG Beachwear collection last week featuring sizzling shots of the fashionista, who is also Team GB dressage champion, modelling bikinis

Stunner: Gemma (pictured) launched her debut OG Beachwear collection last week featuring sizzling shots of the fashionista, who is also Team GB dressage champion, modelling bikinis 

Speaking to MailOnline in her first ever interview in March, Gemma said: ‘I get negative comments and nasty messages a lot.

‘In my dressage, if I’m doing well, I get comments like “you’re only doing well because daddy bought you an expensive horse” and then with me trying to set up my own business I get “you’re using daddy’s money.”

‘It’s constant but I want to make it clear to people that with the business side of things it hasn’t been an open wallet.

‘I got given some money for my birthday and that was my budget. I quickly ran out of that and there are so many more things that I want to do with the brand but I am going to have to wait now until the money comes back in.

‘I am extremely lucky but I would say my dad has actually been… not tight, but he’s been quite tough. He said this is your budget and I’m not funding this.’ 

'He's not funding this': Some trolls claimed Gemma is just'another rich footballer's kid living off their daddy's money' – an accusation she vehemently denies (Gemma pictured with dad Michael)

‘He’s not funding this’: Some trolls claimed Gemma is just ‘another rich footballer’s kid living off their daddy’s money’ – an accusation she vehemently denies (Gemma pictured with dad Michael)

Gemma is the eldest of four children former England and Liverpool star Michael, 42, shares with wife Louise.

She is now the same age the ex-Three Lions star was when he scored his famous solo goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, which launched him onto the global scene.

Gemma says Michael – who starred on the recent series of The Masked Singer as Doughnuts – has always encouraged her with dressage, given his love of horses, but she says her mum Louise has been more involved with her new business.

She explained: ‘My dad has pushed more with sport but my mum on the other side has always drilled it into me and my sisters how important it is to have something of your own and stand on your own two feet financially. 

‘They are both unbelievably supportive but I would say my mum has encouraged more of the business side.’

A natural: Gemma said modelling some of her collection was a thrill too – even though she had limited experience in front of the camera

A natural: Gemma said modelling some of her collection was a thrill too – even though she had limited experience in front of the camera 

Cheshire-based Gemma ventured into fashion after reflecting on her dressage career, fearing the sport may not support her financially in the long-term.

She says: ‘I would say that all through my school life, I always had the idea that I wanted dressage to be my career, and how I wanted to make my money, but it was only really the last few years of school that I properly thought about it.

‘I thought if I don’t do dressage, what else do I want to do? What am I passionate about? What else do I love doing? That’s how it came about, and I tried to turn that into a business idea.’

And starring in her own campaign, modelling some of her collection, was a thrill too – even though she had limited experience in front of the camera.

Gemma added: ‘I’ve had to be more involved than I initially thought because of the budget really.

‘It’s turned out that way. I was really nervous about it at first, I have never modelled or anything before, everything is new to me.

‘Even that in itself, modelling, it was so scary but it’s all good. With a photographer that I have never met before – getting into a bikini and getting your photo taken… I was like ‘ah okay.’

Success: The beauty, who is also Team GB dressage champion, said hateful trolls claim'you're only doing well because daddy bought you an expensive horse'

Success: The beauty, who is also Team GB dressage champion, said hateful trolls claim ‘you’re only doing well because daddy bought you an expensive horse’ 

Thankfully for Michael, it’s likely Gemma will only be parading in bikinis to promote her fashion range as she’s ruled out ever appearing on Love Island.

The ITV2 dating series has form for approaching relatives of famous celebrities, including Dani Dyer, Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard, but Gemma – who is single – says her dad would not approve.

She says: ‘I watch Love Island every summer but right now it’s not something I would consider doing because I am not looking for love at the moment.

‘Some of the challenges on Love Island, they’re quite out there. I’m not sure I would be able to kiss 10 boys in a row but I do think it’s a great show.

‘But boys aren’t on the cards right now and my dad wouldn’t be very happy at all if I came back and said ‘I’m going on Love Island.’

‘I would need to wait until I’ve moved out!’ 

'My dad wouldn't be very happy': Gemma will only be parading in bikinis to promote her fashion range as she's ruled out ever appearing on Love Island

‘My dad wouldn’t be very happy’: Gemma will only be parading in bikinis to promote her fashion range as she’s ruled out ever appearing on Love Island 

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