Tragedy on the races as horse sadly dies after finish of disastrous race that noticed jockey smash via hurdle

THERE was heartbreak at Wincanton on Thursday when a horse sadly collapsed and died on the finish of a disastrous race.

In chaotic scenes, three jockeys had been unseated earlier than the tragic scenes unfolded seconds after the end.

Poor Gordon had no place to go but down when Sami Bear jinked at the last


Poor Gordon had no place to go however down when Sami Bear jinked on the finalCredit score: Getty
The jockey slammed through the middle of the hurdle in dramatic fashion


The jockey slammed via the center of the hurdle in dramatic styleCredit score: Getty
He was left in a heap on the floor but fortunately was unhurt


He was left in a heap on the ground however thankfully was unharmedCredit score: Getty

Poor Freddie Gordon had no possibility however to smash via the ultimate hurdle when within the lead on Sami Bear.

Freddie Gingell was unseated in dramatic style when two from residence and Ivor Herbert additionally smashed to the turf on the similar impediment.

A complete of 5 horses had been pulled up within the 2m4f contest for conditional and novice jockeys.

However probably the most horrific scenes had been sadly captured on dwell TV on the finish of the race.

Because the digicam panned spherical to see the completed horses, it simply occurred to seize Ben Pauling’s Torula collapse.

The horse, who had completed third within the race, suffered a coronary heart assault and sadly died.

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The one silver lining was that each one the jockeys who fell and their horses had been OK after the race.

But it surely didn’t cease racing followers from expressing their unhappiness at seeing a horse sadly move.

One mentioned: “Actually broke my coronary heart to see Torula fall down like that.”

One other wrote: “Poor Torula, that was horrible to see.”

The six-year-old gelding had been despatched off 5-2 favorite for the race and will likely be sadly missed by connections.

Chris Gordon, coach of Sami Bear and Freddie’s dad, instructed the Racing Publish: “Freddie’s grand, he is good as gold.

“Sami Bear has been a bit naughty a couple of times earlier than.

“It is irritating as a result of I assumed we had the race within the bag and 99 per cent of time my boy gave him a beautiful experience – aside from hurling himself into the hurdle on the final!”

Jet Marshall, a 17-2 likelihood, wound up the eventual winner of the Class 5 contest.

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