Horse Racing

Carnage at Naas as loose horse delays race by 18 MINUTES before ‘shambolic’ false start controversy sparks punter fury

A LOOSE racehorse caused utter carnage when it delayed a race by 18 MINUTES after going wild.

And fury over a ‘shambolic’ start when the contest did finally get underway sparked a tidal wave of punter fury.

Handlers tried all they could to try to get a hold of the loose horse
The shambolic start to the race some 18 minutes later was shrouded in controversy

Melly And Me gave handlers and race stewards the absolute runaround at Naas in Ireland on Sunday.

The race was meant to start at 2.45pm but didn’t get underway until 3.03pm after several attempts to bring the horse under control.

One comical scene showed a golf buggy race across the track in an attempt to catch up with the horse.

Then two 4X4s turned up to bring the horse under control before he galloped off again.

The drama did not stop when the horse was eventually caught with fans up in arms over the horrendous start to the race.

One jockey was unseated from his ride and another two riders were forced wide.

One jockey ended up not even running while the other, Aarons Day, gave a 50m headstart to rivals before amazingly finishing second.

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