An apprentice jockey in New Zealand has made an error that he nor his mates, will ever forget.
Rafi Firdhaus was riding Locally Sauced at Hokitika on New Zealand’s south island on Wednesday when the jockey mistook the length of the race and went for home with a lap to go.
Firdhaus took the 5-year-old gelding to a huge length lead coming up the straight and had begun to pull up his mount following the finishing post. Only once the field began to overtake him did the jockey realise his error, there was still another lap to go.
Incredibly Firdhaus still managed to finish fourth on his mount.
Talk about going the early crow!
Apprentice jockey in NZ forgets about the remaining laps and claims the win mid race 😂 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/nIS536osZ9
— TAB (@tabcomau) January 11, 2017