VIDEO OF THE DAY: After Near Fall, Jockey Recovers to Win Race Pulling Away
By FOX NEWS // January 25, 2019
HORSE HIT HURDLE causing Jockey to briefly fall off his saddle
ABOVE VIDEO: Jockey Michael Sweeney nearly falls over the front of his horse on final hurdle and clings to the animal before recovering and going on to win the race at the Killeagh Point to Point Races in Cork, Ireland.
FOX NEWS – An Irish jockey pulled off an amazing feat over the weekend.
Mikey Sweeney was racing his hose, Ask Heather, at the Killeagh Point to Point in Ireland on Sunday when the animal hit a hurdle, causing Sweeney to briefly fall off his saddle.
But Sweeney miraculously clung onto the horse, pulled himself back onto the saddle and still rode it to victory.
“She landed on her nose and put me over her head,” Sweeny told The Telegraph on Monday.
“It was a miracle I stayed on. I don’t know how it happened. I thought I was gone.”
“I don’t think Derek expected to see me again – he was in shock all right – but he said ‘well done.”
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