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Video shows man who appears to be run over by horses during a race at Turf Club

Published on Jan 8, 2014 2:11 PM
 

A man was caught on video being knocked over by horses during a race at the Singapore Turf Club on Sunday evening, at about 5.30pm.

In the first few seconds of the video, the man, dressed in pink, is seen checking on horses at the starting gates before a race on Jan 5. Before he manages to move to the sidelines, the gates open, and the horses came stampeding out, toppling him to the ground.

According to the Singapore Turf Club's Stewards' Report, the man is a staff member of trainer Leslie Khoo who had been attending to the horse Sky Empathy in its barrier stall. The Straits Times understands that the man is a syce who grooms and takes care of horses. He is understood to have sustained minor injuries and has seen a doctor. The Singapore Turf Club has set up an inquiry to investigate the matter.

A check on the Singapore Turf Club website at noon on Wednesday showed that the video was still up.

A man was caught on video being knocked over by horses during a race at the Singapore Turf Club on Sunday evening, at about 5.30pm. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SINGAPORE TURF CLUB