Jockey Oisin Murphy — a 2-time British flat racing champion — had a terrifying moment before a race on Thursday … when his horse went out of control and threw him head-first into a railing.
The scary incident went down at the Salisbury racecourse in the UK … when Murphy was getting a 2-year-old horse, Oasis Gift, ready for his debut in a seven-furlong event.
In the footage, it appears Oasis gets spooked and starts to lose control — bucking and dashing across the parade ring with Murphy saddled on.
The 26-year-old Irish jockey was holding on for dear life … but was thrown off his colt and plunged head first into the rail.
Murphy was sent to the NHS London hospital after the crash and somehow, only ended up with a few cuts to the face.
“I’ve had a few stitches to my lip + face. I’ve been discharged already,” Murphy said on Twitter.
“Very grateful to their work and all the kind messages.”
Oasis — who was caught and unharmed — was withdrawn from the race and Murphy will ride Japanese thoroughbred racehorse, Chrono Genesis, in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
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