Jockey Unseats From Horse On The Finishing Line

Monday at Musselburgh saw a very bizarre incident occur in the second to last race of the day with Jockey Harry Bannister when he was on board the Harry Whittington trained Court Liability.

The 2/1 favourite went on to land the race comfortably being eased down by the time he got to the line but just after the line a very strange event occurred when the five year old jinked left and as you will see in the picture below managed to unseat the rider.

The jockey starting falling just as he was crossing the line but luckily for punters who backed him all bookmakers payed out on Court Liability winning the race as he was still in control of the horse but moments after the line he fell to the ground.

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This has been seen before in racing but on a much more higher scale as in 1991 in the Stonesby Novices Hurdle over three miles at Leicester racecourse and the horse leading looks to be in complete control of the race but a very similar event to Monday took place.

Just as the leader got to the line, the horse lost its footing on the soft ground and tumbled to the ground, the jockey on board did his best to stay on board the horse but when all four of its legs had well and truly buckled, the rider fell to the floor.

The question in this one which is different to Court Liability is that whether the jockey was still on board by the time the horse crossed the line.

It well and truly is one of the strangest and for punters who backed the at the time leader, one of the tensest moments in there betting career.

See the video below, it is one of the most bizzare moments in the sport!

(Credit RaceTechUk and espmadrid)