At the Races presenter Hayley Moore will go down in horse racing broadcasting lore after she bravely apprehended a loose horse live on air at Chepstow Racecourse in Wales on Tuesday.
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The horse, aptly-named three-year-old Give Em A Clump, had unseated his rider Fran Berry after one furlong, and was just heading off for another lap – but Moore had other ideas.
As other spectators moved quickly out of the way, Moore stood her ground as the horse bounded towards her, and grabbed it by its reins. The horse’s momentum dragged her to the ground, but she was able to hold on and bring it to a halt, before cooly dusting herself off, removing its saddle and then carrying on with interviews. Check out a clip of her impressive stop below.
Speaking to her At the Races colleagues live on air afterwards, Moore said that she “couldn’t bare to see” Give Em A Clump go out on another lap. “Adrenaline – if only it could be bottled she said,” fizzing with energy.
The presenter has earned a host of new fans on Twitter, who took to the social media platform to praise her for her efforts:
That's a true horse lover. "Couldn't bare to see the horse go round again" she said. She is just amazing, my new girl crush!!!
— Debbie Knight (@DebbieKnightArt) May 22, 2018
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) May 22, 2018
— Pete Rathbone (@peterathbone13) May 22, 2018
— Kevin Blake (@kevinblake2011) May 22, 2018
Send her to the World Cup 🙂
— Kris (@kris1179) May 22, 2018
She’d make some rugby player! #hardasnails
— Rach Evans (@rachbevans) May 22, 2018
Wow ?. That is incredible!!. Hayley – you are awesome. Forget Pickford or Butland. I want Hayley Moore in goal for England at the World Cup ?.
— Snookered (@Snook146Dw) May 22, 2018
Brave woman ???
— karl magaharan (@KMagaharan) May 22, 2018