Laura Cheshire had the ride of her life while she was attending Secret on August 25th. Her bridle broke shortly after the race began and when the other jockeys realized that, they steered clear of her. However, Secret Blend continued the race although it was over, and he raced around the track 3 times!
The Australian jockey stayed calm the entire time and waited for help. A pony approached Secret Blend trying to slow him down, but it just made the horse want to race him. He took off even faster when a rein caught around his legs and started bucking while trying to kick the rein off his back leg.
Fortunately, he didn’t flip them both over and when the rein came lose Laura bent down and picked it up. She tried to calm down her horse and was able to use neck reining to slow down Secret Blend.
Finally, she stopped him at one of the fences and came out a hero. Her quick thinking and great horsemanship skills saved both of them and they deserve a long rest after those three laps. Video below!
Stewards footage from yesterday.. this song played when I got in my car to drive home and the relief was strong that myself and Exo (Secret Blend) both came away without a scratch. We are purple and white barrier 11. Blessed that I was able to wake up and ride trackwork this morning. Last pic is the boy and I this morning. He is tired but well. Three laps he really deserves to sleep for a week! ❤️❤️ #jockeylife #luck #stickwiththeship #threelapsnobridle
Posted by Laura Cheshire on Saturday, August 26, 2017