Has anyone seen the news today with footage from Taunton races in England circulating of a race (I assume it was yesterday, not sure) where a jockey, who was about 30 metres from winning a race, inexplicably came off his horse? I refrain from using the word 'fell' because to me, and im sure to thousands of others who saw it, it looked PRETTY BLOODY DODGY!!
Any thoughts people? If you havent seen it, it's worth looking up.
Is the jockey still alive?
He might be alive but he better grow eyes in the back of his head...
That is enough to make you sick. The big pay-out pending + the 7 mates the jockey gave his instructions to... Disgusting. He should be shot.
He definitely jumped off, has he been suspended? Is he related to Keiran Fallon lol.
There goes betting in the run... If it happens again they'll just scrap it all together surely.
Okay everyone i did a heap of research on this to try and get to the bottom of it and ive finally come to a conclusion, the jockey of the race wasnt Davies but in fact Fabio Grosso
Ive analysed the videos and i must say they are very similar
Your super sleuth Morganp
There is no doubt in my mind , after repeatedly watching the footage(and enlarges and in slow-mo) that this jockey just....... JUMPED OFF . Danny Hobby (i think Laurie Connell employed ..) forgot to tell him that it doesn't look so bad if you do it at the other end of the race !!
haha...Danny could tell him a couple of things about how to get "the boss" to look after him during his suspension/holiday!!! Check out the tv series "The Track", Hobby seemed to better out of the saddle than in it!!
p.s. yes, he was employed by Laurie Connell, who did worse things to horses than just ask jockeys to "fall" off, re Perth Cup
i don't know the conditions look pretty muddy, and the horse did change direction
Good one morgan
Also UFG, much safer to fall off one at the back of the pack, not a leader
hard to say if he wanted to lose he could of fell just after the start not for the world to see.talking abount horse costing because of jokeys rings of success jocky was going well until he fell if any 1 saw would of got the rd and dd if he wins for 2 untits each would been some money back
morganp very funny i just clicked the link
he bailed out for mine...i notice the horse seemed to shy a bit before he (came off)...fatigue would probably be the only other explanation due to 'wasting' etc... but he bounced up & walked off ok...had a bit of a (did i make that look good enough) look on his face...& the gap from the 2nd horse to the 3rd is huge as well
Does anyone know if that fall is on YouTube? I can't view the link that's posted because I'm not in Australia.
Will be on you tube very soon , if it is not yet . Interesting to note that the name of the horse that everyone has lost their shirt on is called "TOPLESS" ...lol
Ok thanks, haven't found it yet but I'll keep an eye out for it... Yes, it's an apt name for the horse LOL
That looks very dodgy!!!!!
he bailed the second he saw the winning post looming large haha!! Although you ahve to wonder if his manager wasnt int he stand yelling "jump off NOW NOW NOW".. there is no way he wouldve put himself in that position to win if he was shanking it... lot easier to say your horse didnt handle the mud than explain that... the jock is innocent.. poor buggar!!
Has anyone heard anymore regarding this jockey? Was there any kind of hearing or investigation that anyone is aware of?
hi vice...i did hear that he was stood down with pending investigation...i cant confirm this though
Was he stood down or did he jump down?
The jockey told stewards `The horse was running away from the whip so i put the whip through to the other hand and gave him one on the left, he suddenly shifted right (away from the whip.....der) causing me to loose balance`. Wouldn`t you expect if the horse ran left to get away from the whip in his right hand that its a fair assumption it will then run right to get away from the whip in his left hand ?! The only excuse i can offer is that it was a marathon race both horse and jockey looked stuffed and i don`t know he may have had to waste for the ride. Remember Darren Beadman was exhausted after a Melbourne Cup and fell off one of Barts while trying to pull up his mount after the race.
The horse is exhausted, he's in the last 50m with the race all sewn up and wants to put one down her side? Who cares if he goes to the line on one reign! Seems like it's the type of dumb thinking that only fatigue can bring on. Maybe the owners and particularly the ticketholders of the two live Super7 are entitled to pull their own whip on the jockey...and make it a horsewhip just for good measure :-)
Looking at the footage it didn't really look like he gave her one at all. And you'll never get me subscribed to the fatigue theory when we know that these guys are supreme athletes. Maybe the stewards are in on this one as well. All conspiracy theories are welcome! Personally I think Harold Holt had money on the eventual winner. Queue Twilight Zone music......
Vice...He probably never got to do it but that was certainly his intention if the original quote attributed to him is correct:- "...On the run-in she was heading left towards the parade ring so I pulled the stick through to give her a smack on the left side..."
All in the last 50m of the race.
Lo and behold the tired horse responds in the other direction (one could argue due to the likely weight shift) and a cool half a million (in our currency) goes down the tubes for two unfortunate souls who are probably still drowning their sorrows at the closest pub to the Taunton racecourse!