TWO horses crashed through a fence and into a HEDGE during scenes of total chaos in a race at Kempton.
Jeremiah McGrath's ride Cloud Thunder veered sharply to the left and forced Gavin Sheehan's Warranty wide as well.
The two front-runners had been leading the 2m juvenile hurdle race when they both charged off in totally the wrong direction.
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Cameras then captured the moment the two horses crashed through the perimeter barrier before ending up in a boundary hedge.
McGrath was shown going through the fence back-first with Sheehan following suit.
Both jockeys and the two horses were reported to be OK following the flashpoint.
But the drama in the action-packed first race did not stop there as the leader fell at the final hurdle.
Honneur D’ajonc, ridden by Chester Williams, took a tumble with the race at its mercy.
Fortunately again both the horse and jockey were OK.
Racing fans reacted with shock and disbelief at the stunning crash.
One said: "Someone's still p***ed from Christmas Day by the looks of it."
Another commented: "Unreal."
A fellow viewer posted: "2020 summed up in a horse race right there."
One comment read: "Thank God the rails just shatter now, that could've been very nasty."
More to follow.
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