Video: Jean Valjean Caught After Escape From Yarmouth

by | 10.22.2019 | 2:41pm
The equine Jean Valjean makes his escape from Yarmouth on Monday

A 3-year-old gelding named Jean Valjean made his escape from Yarmouth Racecourse on Monday, reports, bolting and crashing through the rail en route to a jaunt around the adjacent golf course. Neither Jean Valjean nor his jockey, Sean Kirrane, were injured in the incident.

“He was wearing a visor for the first time and not all horses face them and he caught fright,” said Kirrane. “He was not stopping and I had to bale out – that was better than going through the barriers. It's a shame as he had a little chance.”

Jean Valjean was eventually apprehended and walked back to the stables by trainer Richard Spencer. The gelding escaped the incident with minor cuts and bruises, and Spencer reported that no people were harmed in the course of his adventures.


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