Crazy Video Shows Champion Jockey Get Thrown From Horse, Go Face First Into Railing

Oisin Murphy Oasis Crash Fence

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  • A champion jockey had a scary moment on Thursday morning when his horse ran through a fence.
  • His injuries were minimal but things could have been a lot worse.
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26-year-old Irish jockey Oisin Murphy had a terrifying moment before his race on Thursday. His two-year-old horse, Oasis Gift, decided to take off out of control and sent him head-first into a railing.

The incident took place at the Salisbury racetrack in the United Kingdom as Murphy and Oasis were getting ready for his debut in a seven-furlong event. Somehow, Murphy walked away fairly unscathed.

In the wild footage of what happened, it appears that Oasis got spooked. He tried to get away from whatever it was that triggered him and started bucking across the parade ring.

Murphy, who is saddled on top, tried his best to hold on. Ultimately, he could not and the jockey was thrown from the horse, directly into the rail.

Meanwhile, Oasis continued running and burst through the fence, sending shards and debris everywhere.

What’s crazy is that Murphy is no amateur, he is a two-time British flat racing champion. It was just a freak incident that didn’t go his way.

Fortunately, the injuries were minimal.

Murphy was transported to the NHS London hospital after the crash and somehow, he only ended up with a few cuts to the face.

While the medical team attended to Murphy, Oasis was caught and unharmed. He was forced to withdraw from the race.

When it comes to a timetable for Murphy’s return, it won’t be long. He plans to ride Japanese thoroughbred racehorse, Chrono Genesis, in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.