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Vine: Incredible skills from Davy Russell to avoid fall at the Galway Races

Published 31/07/2014 | 15:35

Jockey Davy Russell
Jockey Davy Russell

Davy Russell has proven what a quality jockey he is throughout his career, but today’s performance in Ballybrit today onboard Valaxco was something special.

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Russell was onboard the horse in today’s opener on Ladies Day at the Galway Festival and looked to be heading for a fall before using all his experience and skill to avoid hitting the grass.

The reaction online was fulsome in praise for the jockey.

“Davy Russell take a bow son. I take my hat off to you sir!,” tweeted James Mackey.

“Davy Russell #unreal #strength,” added Paddy Barrett.

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