A person performed golf on the pitch-and-putt course on Saturday contained in the horse-racing observe on the Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland, New Zealand.
He performed golf on the observe, too.
Throughout the Nice Northern Steeplechase. In entrance of the horses and their jockeys. In entrance of a nationally televised viewers.
Pitch. And ponies.
“We have been all yelling at him. He clearly was extra inquisitive about his ball than the race,” jockey Shaun Fannin informed the New Zealand Herald. Fannin would win the occasion aboard Magic Surprise.
“When he heard us and noticed us coming, he began pointing at his ball to point out us what he was doing there. However we simply wished him to get the hell out of the best way.
“Actually, that’s one thing you by no means anticipate to see throughout a race.”
In line with the Herald, the person hit his ball onto the racecourse, and he hopped a guard rail to play it. However he didn’t know the horses have been approaching as a part of the second lap of the race.
The jockeys have been capable of keep away from him.
An official with the Auckland Racing Membership, which operates the power, mentioned the person “simply made a mistake.” In line with the Herald, the golf course is way from the observe throughout flat racing, however steeplechases carry the horses nearer.
“The employees from the golf heart instantly pulled him apart, requested for his ID and requested us what we need to do, however we aren’t going to take any motion in opposition to him, Auckland Racing Membership chief govt Paul Wilcox informed the Herald.
“He simply made a mistake and didn’t realise the horses use that stretch of the observe, which to be honest, however for just a few races a season, they don’t.”
Race commentator George Simon was not as sort.
“There’s some absolute idiots taking part in golf out on the course. Are you able to consider that?” he mentioned on the printed (at in regards to the 4:50 mark right here). “Absolute d—heads.”