Horror as jockey will get trapped beneath horse however heroic rival comes to assist

A jockey was sensationally rescued by his rival after getting trapped beneath his horse throughout a race.

Fans at Exeter Racecourse watched on in horror as Richie McLernon fell from Conkwell Legend after the 10-year-old thoroughbred tumbled to the turf following a leap. McLernon was hurled from his saddle and landed a number of ft forward of Conkwell Legend, whose huge 500kg body then rolled on high of him.

Miraculously each rider and runner escaped with just some bumps and bruises, however issues might’ve been so much worse for McLernon had it not been for the quick-thinking of fellow jockey David Bass.

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After realising his colleague was trapped, Bass leaped from his trip and helped McLernon to his ft by heaving Conkwell Legend off him.

Commentator Richard Hoiles confirmed each have been OK after the race, writing on X: “Pleased to say Conkwell Legend and Richie Mclernon OK having briefly been trapped underneath the horse.” He added: “David Bass dismounted Run To Gold to assist Richie McLernon.”

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Richie McLernon getting trapped under Conkwell Legend
Conkwell Legend’s 500kg body pinned McLernon down, earlier than David Bass saved the day

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The incident occurred after the third-last hurdle, with Conkwell Legend main by half a size on the time. It wasn’t the one shock on supply at Exeter nonetheless, with punters left gobsmacked after a 200-1 no-hoper produced an enormous upset earlier within the day.

Absolute Steel, who misplaced his final race by a whopping 99 lengths, held off the late problem of the 4/9 scorching favorite Lowry’s Bar to win the novice’s hurdle. In doing so, Absolute Steel joins a choose group of horses to win a race with odds of 200/1 or increased. The feat has been achieved simply 15 instances this Century in Britain and Ireland, with eight of the wins coming within the final three-and-a-half years.