This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 11 °C Friday 26 April, 2019

Some serious whip tekkers from jockey Sam Waley-Cohen at Punchestown

Long Run’s jockey showed excellent reflexes in the closing stage of yesterday’s Punchestown Gold Cup.

YouTube Credit: horseracingvids [h/t @PaddyPower]

TOP AMATEUR JOCKEY Sam Waley-Cohen showed off his reflexes in a gripping finish to yesterday’s Punchestown Gold Cup.

Stable star Long Run was neck and neck with Irish hope Sir Des Champs when Waley-Cohen lost his whip just after the second-last fence.

Without a sideways glance or missing a beat, the jockey instinctively stuck his hand out behind his back and caught the whip mid-air.

Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as Sir Des Champs held on to claim the €90,000 first prize by three-quarters of a length.

Check out the most ridiculous nutmeg we’ve seen in a long time

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Niall Kelly

Read next: