Horse At Yarmouth Breaks Free And Invades Golf Course

Yarmouth

Yesterday at Yarmouth a strange event took place when the Richard Spencer trained Jean Valjean was on his to post for the 16:30 Class 6 Handicap over six furlongs when the three year old bolted and chucked jockey Sean Kirrane off.

The horse after chucking his rider off started to pick up pace and carried on running towards a railed area eventually jumping through through the railings and galavanting off with not a care in the world.

Racing was delayed at Yarmouth in an effort to try and catch the course but he continued running all way to the local golf course where he was seen running across the course.

The colt was caught and returned to his trainer later on and luckily had escaped serious injury only picking up cuts on his body but it could have been a lot worse for the horse that is still without a professional win.

The horse nearly went as far as the near by beach which would have been a huge surprise for the passing people on the beach but later in the day Richard Spencer cleared things up.

(Credit Racing Post) He said: "He is fine but he isn't in that he has cuts and hematomas."

The jockey was also unharmed and was able to continue on his other rides left of the afternoon and he added: "He was wearing a visor for the first time and not all horses face them and he caught fright.

"He was not stopping and I had to bale out – that was better than going through the barriers. It's a shame as he had a little chance."    

Clerk of the course Richard Aldous said: "The problem is we're a bit open on to the golf course and straight on to the beach and he went down towards Scratby, so my head groundsman and the girl with him in the truck and another lad were going for a run down the beach.

"I'm not sure whether he was caught by a member of the public but he's being walked back by the trainer and assistant trainer."

Overall the actual race was 19 minutes late of its actual start time when going off seeing another horse withdrawn due to the delay.

(Credit At The Races)

Free Bets & Offers


💥 BET £5 ON HORSE RACING & GET £30 IN FREE BETS! 💥
FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
📲 BET £10 GET £40 AT WILLIAM HILL 📲
New customers who register via mobile only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4x£10/€10 (30 day expiry), free bet/payment method, player/country restrictions apply
Claim Bonus
🏆 BET £20 & GET YOUR STAKE BACK AS CASH IF YOU LOSE! 🏆
New customers only. Minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). If you place a multiple at least one selection must meet the min odds requirement. Max £20 refund. Only deposits made using Cards or Applepay qualify. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Get up to £30 in FREE BETS! ☑️
New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5* or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
Claim Bonus
🟢 Money Back As Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Bet Loses + £10 Casino Bonus! 🟢
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.