Sport Horse Racing

Sunday 19 August 2018

Moore saves the day

After one furlong of the seven-furlong handicap, the David Evans-trained Give Em A Clump stumbled and unseated his rider Fran Berry. (Stock photo)
After one furlong of the seven-furlong handicap, the David Evans-trained Give Em A Clump stumbled and unseated his rider Fran Berry. (Stock photo)

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TV presenter Hayley Moore sent social media into a frenzy yesterday with her heroic manoeuvre to capture a loose horse at Chepstow.

Moore, daughter of trainer, Gary, and brother to Ryan, who is regarded as the best jockey in the world by many, was working at the Welsh venue as the on-course reporter.

After one furlong of the seven-furlong handicap, the David Evans-trained Give Em A Clump stumbled and unseated his rider Fran Berry.

At the conclusion of the race, the horse came haring down the track with several people diving out of its path. However, Moore showed nerves of steel to stand in its way.

While the three-year-old Give Em A Clump did slow down, it was not enough to prevent Moore being knocked to the ground, but she somehow managed to keep hold of the reins.

Without even dusting herself down, she went on to unsaddle the gelding before returning to her day job.

Moore, who used to be an amateur rider before her career as a broadcaster took off, made light of the situation. "They'll have to put the divot back in, but luckily it's on the jumps track so they'll have time to get the truck on the track!" quipped the presenter who was working for the At The Races channel.

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