It’s amazing what jockey Aaron Kuru did in a race in the Maiden Steeplechase at Awapuni in New Zealand. The crowd was stunned by his performance as he recovered from a mid-race tumble and went on to win the race.
It happened as the horse was jumping an obstacle and after jumping it fell flat on his stomach and Kuru was out of the saddle but he managed not to fall and jump back on the saddle. This accident didn’t stop him from going on competing in the race and what they did really paid off.
They went home as winners and earned the cheering of the crowd. “I can’t explain it, it just happened and I got back on,” Kuru said. “The horse has got a lot of ability.” The rider was incredible and showed himself to be a real pro as he stayed calm and didn’t panic.
I would have been in a shock on what happened but Aaron knew what he was doing and took his chances. He never gave up and he got what he deserved. Watch the video!
"How on earth?"A jockey in New Zealand who was knocked from his horse mid-race manages to not only get back in the saddle—but to win the race in the final seconds. http://abcn.ws/2AMTzXJ
Posted by ABC News on Saturday, June 16, 2018