Angel Love won but the commentator was not pleased with the jockey
By Tony McFadden 2:00PM 16 AUG 2016
JOCKEYS have come to expect criticism from betting-shop punters and keyboard warriors but they probably thought they were safe from receiving a barrage of mid-race abuse from the racecourse commentator – until now.
In a remarkable video of a race at Jagersro in Sweden, the commentator can be heard giving a tongue-lashing to Jan-Erik Neuroth, after he attempted an audacious run up the far-side rail and met trouble on hot favourite Angel Love.
“What a bloody idiot he is,” the commentator bellowed, moments after pointing out “he’s making the same mistake he made earlier in the day”.
Even winning the race on Angel Love, who stormed home when finally in the clear, could not save the jockey from a further ear-bashing.
“But what an incredibly stupid ride by Neuroth,” the caller continued, not taking the sheepish approach many would choose to adopt having said something they should not at work.
Jockeys in Britain will be hoping that the likes of Richard Hoiles and Simon Holt have not been taking note…