It's Impossible to Watch This Jockey's Epic, Terrifying Fall Off His Horse and Not Wince
By John Boone
You’ll feel this one in your bones.
Scottish jockey Lewis Ferguson, 18, was riding a horse named Merrion Square in the John Dufosee Memorial Hunter Chase at the Wincanton racecourse in the U.K. They were in first place going into the last jump of the race, which was impressive because it was Lewis’s first time jumping fences. And well...it didn’t end well.
HE DID A SOMERSAULT IN THE AIR! MAYBE A SOMERSAULT AND A HALF!
"It all just happened so quick, I didn't have time to think, it just happened in a blur,” he said afterwards (via BBC). "I didn't think it was as bad as it was when I stood up, I was just a bit winded and was trying to get my breath back. It has not put me off."
For the record, Merrion Square still finished in third place. But it didn’t count.
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