by Paulick Report Staff | 05.03.2017 | 2:16pm
‘Skippy’ the kangaroo joined the race on the far turn…..and soon bolted to the outside rail
Here’s something that you don’t normally see at the races – a kangaroo joining the field of runners during a race.
The incident occurred during the running of a 10-furlong contest at Cessnock Racecourse in New South Wales, Australia. As the Racing Post reports, the horses and riders “got more than they bargained for” as a kangaroo joined the field at the midway point of the race.
After hopping along the inside rail for several strides, the kangaroo suddenly took a sharp left turn and swerved in front of several of the horses. Although some of the horses and riders had to take up to avoid hitting ‘Skippy’, as he was dubbed, everyone finished the race and came home safely.
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