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Old 08-22-2021, 03:05 PM   #1
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2 year old escapes Ellis Park, ends up running alongside highway

Absolute nightmare for everyone involved. Thankfully the horse was not seriously injured.

https://www.espn.com/horse-racing/st...ntucky-highway
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Old 08-22-2021, 03:10 PM   #2
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Saw this on Instagram

Was a fright to see a thoroughbred racehorse run alongside you on a freeway/highway road but still was amazing for the horse to keep calm and not do any damage

Imagine being the guy saying "Yea I had the like come on ! Where the hell is the ?"
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Old 08-22-2021, 04:51 PM   #3
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Imagine being the guy saying "Yea I had the like come on ! Where the hell is the ?"
I had that happen once at Hawthorne where you don’t get a Jumbotron or any decent vantage point for that final turn and for this horse, a heart attack made it the definitive final turn
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And then to add insult to injury, she was being stabled overnight in the receiving barn at Ellis Park, then this:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...-at-ellis-park
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:51 PM   #5
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And then to add insult to injury, she was being stabled overnight in the receiving barn at Ellis Park, then this:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...-at-ellis-park
AND, the only reason she was being stabled overnight at Ellis rather than going back to Lexington that same afternoon/evening was because she'd been through enough already after the highway dash! Poor thing!
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Old 08-25-2021, 12:38 PM   #6
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I first saw that story web surfing on my phone lying in bed which due to severe insomnia I do quite often. When I saw the picture of a race horse on a highway I figured it was just click bait. Glad no one human or animal was injured.
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Old 08-25-2021, 12:57 PM   #7
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This incident hit the networks as an "amusing" (horse out-foots auto) story. How tone-deaf. Potential loss of life , not to mention liability, make escapes like this extremely harrowing. I know from experience that the entire racing colony holds its collective breath. Horses have no clue about cars.
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This incident hit the networks as an "amusing" (horse out-foots auto) story. How tone-deaf. Potential loss of life , not to mention liability, make escapes like this extremely harrowing. I know from experience that the entire racing colony holds its collective breath. Horses have no clue about cars.

How some people think or react makes no sense to me. I flip channels a lot during commercials, I stumbled on to a show called Fail Factory. It shows a lot of stunts people filmed that went wrong. Usually the person filming starts laughing hysterically when the budding stunt artist crashes. Not sure what is so funny about someone who just potentially may have seriously injured themselves.
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Old 08-25-2021, 03:25 PM   #9
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I saw a couple of these incidents at River/Belterra. They wanted to go check out Coney Island. Fortunately they both were caught without injury.

When we saw this story about a horse running down an Indiana interstate, Wife Unit asked which track, and I said, it has to be Indiana Grande. Completely forgot that Ellis is north of the river. Somehow.
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