Top 5 horse racing falls
A galloping horse is truly a graceful sight. That is, provided that the horse doesn't belly flop on the track. It happened so many times now, at many famous racecourses such as The Cheltenham, The Aintree or The Royal Ascot event.
Check out our top 5 videos with the most painful racing falls.
1. RACING WITH THE WALL
This video is proof of the importance of scoping out the terrain before the race. Otherwise, walls may appear out of nowhere.
2. ONE BAD HAIR DAY
2015 wasn't the luckiest year for jockey Lewis Ferguson. He took a memorable fall at the 2015 Wincanton Racecourse, in April. But what happened in the 2008 edition was even worse: 9 deaths (the highest casualty rate registered in the country).
3. HIT THE ROAD, JACK.
Being an Ascot racecourse spectator is definitely much better than getting trapped between 12 trampling hoofs.
4. ONE WORD: FIASCO
For one day, a stallion became more famous than the queen herself. Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's stallion, made the 1956 Grand National racecourse legendary. Devon just stopped for no reason a few meters before the finish line, allowing another horse to finish the race in first place. The jockey started writing crime novels since. No wonder.
As some of you might know, The Grand National is one of the most difficult races, with frequent injuries and even deaths prompting the question as to whether it should be banned.
5. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY
Racing is not for girls? Yes it is. A female jockey fell during a racecourse, got trampled by other contestants and managed to get out of the situation quick-quick.
You can't predict the outcome, but make sure you're going to bet on the luckiest stallions at the upcoming 2015 Ascot Racecourse.