Race Horse Goes Wild, Jumps Fence And Crushes Spectators (Video)
Jumps racing is under a new cloud tonight after a riderless racehorse at Victoria’s Grand Annual Steeplechase course went wild, jumping over a fence and into the crowd.
Five spectators were hospitalized due to the incident. Commentators described it as “a hell of a spectacle.” The riderless horse decided to clear a two meter fence instead of a hurdle.
“I screamed and ran and there were people laying over the ground,” said one spectator.
According to protesters, who are against jumps racing, the sport can never be made safe. “I think they should go home, and go to work,” said a protester at the event.