- A groundstaff member tried to run throughout the beginning line at Carlisle on Thursday
- He picked the worst doable second and was knocked over by a horse
- He managed to flee harm, however an investigation will now be launched
A groundstaff member was lucky to keep away from severe harm after being knocked over by a horse simply moments after beginning a race in Carlisle on Thursday afternoon.
The person was tasked with placing the beginning tape in place, however then opted to jog throughout the beginning line because the race received underway at 5.05pm.
He didn’t choose the most effective second, although, because the horses began to gallop down the observe simply as he was making his means throughout to the opposite aspect.
Virtually 20 horses have been within the subject, that means he had little probability of avoiding all of them, and he ended up colliding with Mike Smith-trained Euchan Falls.
Unsurprisingly, the person got here off a distant second-best and was left in a heap on the ground whereas the horses continued their race.
A groundstaff member ran throughout the beginning line simply as a race was getting underway in Carlisle
He was knocked over by Euchan Falls, and was left in a heap on the ground, however managed to flee severe harm
There was loads of concern for the groundstaff member after he was hit whereas the horse was travelling at some tempo.
Nonetheless, Sky Sports activities and the clerk of the course, Harry Phipps, subsequently confirmed that he was OK following the incident.
Regardless of escaping harm, an investigation is ready to be launched into how the incident was allowed to happen after it was reported to the British Horseracing Authority.
An official report was additionally launched shortly afterwards that learn: ‘An inquiry was held to contemplate the circumstances as to why a member of groundstaff had crossed the observe at the beginning because the race was began, leading to him being knocked over by Euchan Falls.
‘The clerk of the course, the member of floor workers, the starters and Gavin Sheehan, the rider of Euchan Falls, have been interviewed.’