A winning owner left Sky Sports Racing's Matt Chapman in stitches after breaking into song in a post-race interview following his horse's victory at Fontwell.
Simon Prout, the owner of the impressive Tommie Beau, couldn't contain his excitement after the eight-year-old triumphed as a 3-1 shot in the Southern National at Fontwell. This win marked Tommie Beau's third regional National, and he put on a strong performance throughout the race under jockey Michael Nolan.
As Prout led his horse into the winner's enclosure, Sky Sports Racing's Matt Chapman approached for an interview, microphone in hand. However, Prout stole the spotlight by grabbing the mic and launching into a football chant, leaving Chapman stunned and unable to contain his laughter.
A Record-Breaking Horse
Tommie Beau's victory in the Southern National added to his impressive racing record. With 11 wins out of 31 races, including a recent triumph in the Durham National at Sedgefield, the horse has amassed over £100,000 in prize money.
Humor in the Heat of the Moment
This humorous incident serves as a reminder that the excitement of the moment can lead to unexpected and amusing reactions. Jockey Dean Yendall recently found himself in a similar situation when he made an offensive joke during an interview in Australia. Yendall later apologized for his inappropriate comment.