'Unbelievable': Racegoers stunned as winning horse goes 'walkabouts'

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Oski (pictured bottom), veering off course at the Taunton race.
One of the favourites, Oski (pictured bottom), veered off course at the Taunton race to leave the commentator stunned. (Image: RaceTV)

Punters around the world would have been scratching their heads if they had placed money on Oski at the Taunton Race after the horse went ‘walkabouts’ only moments from winning the race.

The well backed horse, at 9-2 odds, was racing away with just the finish line in front of him at the Somerset countryside racecourse in the UK.

WOW: Racing boss' baffling explanation for sexually explicit horse names

WEIRD: Tom Waterhouse ridiculed over 'bizarre' Christmas tweets

But in an ‘unbelievable’ moment, Oski suddenly veered left and appeared to slow down as Little Red Lion crossed as the winner.

The commentator was stunned at the finish: “Oski thinks he‘s done enough as he gets to the front... he’s eyeing his rival, not concentrating!

“Veering out to the left! Oski‘s all over the shop! He’s thrown it away!”

“Oski went walkabout on his run in.”

Betting company refunds on Oski disaster

Viewers on social media were left shocked, as many lamented their luck after betting on the horse.

Paddy Power was one betting company to announce it would offer a single bet refunds on Oski after the unbelievable finish.

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.