WATCH: Jockey Michael Sweeney With The Greatest Recovery This Year

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The weird and wonderful sport that is horse racing throws up some special moments and each year jockeys, trainers and the horses themselves are rewarded for such brilliant performances and we think we already have one award sewed up.

Amateur rider Michael Sweeney was on board the favourite in the on going point to point race at Killeagh in County Cork when he was looking to be cruising coming to the last fence when the horse (Boulta) smashed into.

Boulta somehow managed to not fall to the ground but it left Sweeney in the air and coming back down to land on the horse and looked like the inevitable was going to happen and he would unseat from the ride.

This was not the case and dramatically and spectacularly he managed to cling onto the horse and get himself back properly on board the horse ready to make a run in to the line.

During this fiasco however, it allowed the horse that was in second to go passed Boulta and it looked sure to take the spoils but Sweeney and Boulta rallied fantastically to get up and comfortably land the point to point by over four lengths.

This has to go down as the ride of the season so far and will be hard to top even this early into the year. It was a win in its self to even be able to finish the race after the blunder at the last but going on to win makes it even more special.

Enjoy and take in this great piece of horsemanship below!

(Credit @IRISRacing)

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