Race horse runs down Kentucky  highway after escaping first contest

Serious horsepower! Racehorse is filmed galloping down Kentucky highway after escaping from track at start of its first ever race

  • Bold and Bossy was just a few minutes from making her career debut at Ellis Park in Kentucky on Saturday when she got spooked and ran off
  • The horse in front of her started ‘bucking and playing,’ causing her to fall, get back up and jump over the fence and levy surrounding the racetrack
  • She made her way onto Highway 41 still wearing blinders and a racing saddle as cars passing by took video of the unusual site
  • 결국, she crossed state lines into Indiana, where she eventually slowed down and was caught by racing and local officials
  • They found the 2-year-old filly dehydrated and with a cut on her back leg
  • She is now receiving fluids as she recovers at one of the Ellis Park stalls
  • A two year-old filly was so spooked ahead of her first race that she galloped away from the track and ran down a freeway from 켄터키 ~ 안으로 인디애나.

    The horse, named Bold and Bossy, was just a few minutes from starting her debut competition at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky that afternoon, when another horse in front of her started ‘bucking and playing,’ trainer Michael Ann Ewing told NBC 뉴스.

    The ruckus apparently scared the filly, causing her to fall, get back up and take off without rider Miguel Mena holding on to her.

    She jumped the fence, ran over the levy that surrounds the racetrack and made her way onto Highway 41, according to Barbara Borden, a steward presiding at Ellis Park.

    Mena was not injured in the horse’s escapade, officials told the Racing Post, and was able to compete with other horses later that afternoon as Bold and Bossy ran for miles.

    Passersby recorded her heading north in the southbound lanes of Highway 41, passing cars while still wearing her blinders and Number 4 racing saddle.

    One woman filming Bold and Bossy’s escape could be heard sharing her fears the animal would be knocked down, although several cars slowed down to create a protective ‘ringaround the animal during her unexpected outing.

    결국, she crossed state lines into nearby Indiana and made her way onto Interstate 69 before being corralled by a county sheriff and a handful of bystanders, 스포츠 일러스트 보고서.

    길을 따라, 관리들은 말했다, Bold and Bossy lost a couple of shoes, causing a lesion on one of her legs. She also suffered from dehydrated by the time she was caught.

    Video taken by drivers on Highway 41 in Kentucky shows the moment a racehorse ran down the road after escaping from a nearby racing facility

    Video taken by drivers on Highway 41 in Kentucky shows the moment a racehorse ran down the road after escaping from a nearby racing facility

    Bold and Bossy had run for several miles, even crossing state lines into Indiana, before eventually slowing down

    Bold and Bossy had run for several miles, even crossing state lines into Indiana, before eventually slowing down

    She was still wearing her blinders and Number 4 racing saddle as she ran

    She was still wearing her blinders and Number 4 racing saddle as she ran








    Vanderburgh County, Indiana dispatchers said they first received a call about a horse on the loose from Ellis Park officials as Bold and Bossy made her way into the state at around 12.42pm.

    Jack Hancock, a trainer who chased after Bold and Bossy on Saturday, said her blinders likely made it more difficult for her to stop, along with the unfamiliarity of the area.

    ‘She couldn’t see anything beside her, so that made it a little worse trying to catch her,’ 그는 말했다 AP 통신.

    ‘I’ve been here all my life and I’ve never seen one to do a run like thisnot this far and not that much highway.

    Sue Hartig and Gerald Summers later found the horse and were able to calm and slow her down as others arrived.

    잠시 후에, Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham, who happened to be traveling down the interstate, saw Bold and Bossy, parked his truck and jumped over a guard rail to position himself in front of the filly.

    그는 말했다 14 뉴스 he grabbed her lead and tried to calm her down, saying the horse was hot to the touch and had an injured back leg.

    She had apparently lost two horseshoes, and a hind hoof heel knocked some flesh off the heel of a front foot during her escapade, but she wasn’t severely injured, 그만큼 AP 통신 보고서.

    The filly was also suffering from dehydration, 관리들은 말했다, and was cramping up even though the temperature was only in the mid 70s. But with the humidity, the National Weather Service said, 그녀의 가장 친한 친구 레슬리는 말한다 80 어울리는 얼굴 마스크와 대담한 오렌지색 가운에.

    다행히도, one of the police officers at the scene had a gallon of water, and the rescuers gave her water out of their hands and put water on her head and back.

    ‘We checked her out pretty good while we were there,’ said Hancock.

    He told the Racing Post she had just ‘superficial cuts [과] a little bit of blood.

    ‘But all in all, she was in great shape for what happened.

    She was not stuck by any cars and the horsemen there kept her on the scene until a horse ambulance arrived.

    ‘She was slowing down and saying “그녀를 따라 건물 안으로 들어가고 그녀가 아파트 문을 열자 그녀를 돌진했습니다.,” which they did,’ Ewing said of the rescuers. ‘They were so great. I do have to say, the racing community is so great.

    ‘Thank God for all the people who jumped in to go find her because she left town,’ Ewing said.

    결국, a group of horsemen and local officials managed to catch the horse and provide her with water while they waited for a horse ambulance to arrive

    결국, a group of horsemen and local officials managed to catch the horse and provide her with water while they waited for a horse ambulance to arrive

    Bold and Bossy was about to make her career debut at Ellis Park when she apparently got spooked and ran off

    Bold and Bossy was about to make her career debut at Ellis Park when she apparently got spooked and ran off

    Bold and Bossy is now receiving fluids, Ewing said, with an onsite assistant saying the filly was ‘really dehydrated and severely tied up.

    She will return to her stable at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington after being given time to recuperate at Ellis Park.

    Ewing said the filly will also continue to undergo veterinary examination and would be given ample time to mentally and physically recover.

    Although she said she is unsure whether Bold and Bossy will ever be able to compete, Ewing said: '보기에, she can run.