AT The Races on-course presenter Hayley Moore has shocked viewers and her fellow commentators with an incredibly courageous display of horsemanship at Chepstow on Tuesday.
Moore, the daughter of trainer Gary and sister to champion jockey Ryan, was on presenting duties when the riderless runner Give Em A Clump came charging down the track.
The David Evans-trained galloper had unseated his rider during the running of race three and looked set to embark on another lap around the course, until Moore stepped in.
After dropping her microphone and ducking under the running rail, Moore stood directly in the path of the runaway horse before grabbing it by the reins.
Not surprisingly, the momentum and force of the galloper sent Moore crashing to the turf and she was dragged along the ground for a couple of metres before Give Em A Clump came to a halt.
“That deserves some sort of award, that is unbelievable,” said one of her shocked co-commentators.
“If that’s what At The Races presenters have to do when we go live reporting, I tell you, I’m not doing that.”
Moore appeared on camera soon after to explain her brave manoeuvre.
“They’ll have to put the divot back in!
“Give Em A Clump, I just couldn’t bear to see it go out on another lap so, yeah, I thought we’d go for it,” Moore said.
Thankfully both Moore and jockey Fran Berry, who was unseated in the first place, pulled up okay. -punters.com.au.