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Video: GoPro camera captures jockey stuck inside a fence at the Grand National

By Cormac Byrne

GoPro has delivered some incredible footage of astounding occurrences and didn't disappoint at the Aintree Grand National festival over the weekend.

Back-to-back Grand National winning jockey Leighton Aspell was wearing the device on Saturday as he steered the Oliver Sherwood-trained Many Clouds to a stunning success in the Crabbie's Grand National.

Aidan Coleman jockey cam on Channel 4 from yesterday's Topham at Aintree

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Channel Four viewers saw the Kildare rider jump the last fence in front and drive his mount to victory in the greatest jumps race on the planet.

While racing is able to create moments of such joy and elation, there are also times when it can be as absorbing for far different reasons.

In the Topham Chase, run over the Grand National fences on Friday, Aidan Coleman was wearing the jockey cam and produced dramatic footage after he was unseated from his mount Bennys Mist in the race.

A loose horse ran across Bennys Mist just before take-off at one of the enormous fences and he was thrown from his mount into the middle of the fence.

There were fascinating scenes as horses began streaming over the fence right above Coleman's head as he yelled out to someone who could tell him if the coast was clear.

What is just as incredible as the footage is the response of Coleman. His immediate concern was to find his mount who was running loose to make sure that another rider didn't share the same experience.

 

Source: Independent

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