Two horses have defied demise in a daring escape, crossing tram strains and a busy freeway after escaping a racing promotion occasion on the Gold Coast.
The 2 animals had been being ridden alongside The Esplanade at Surfers Paradise for the Magic Thousands and thousands occasion on Tuesday morning once they grew to become free, with preliminary studies a jockey had been thrown.
The bolted in direction of site visitors and residential areas, crossing tramline tracks, earlier than being captured greater than a kilometre up the Gold Coast Freeway.
Surreal photos confirmed the horses, nonetheless sporting their racing saddle cloths, strolling down a residential road, passing homes and vehicles.
Preliminary studies recommend the horses had been unhurt.
The Magic Thousands and thousands carnival begins with a public occasion, the place onlookers line the seaside to look at high jockeys and celebrities alike maintain mock races alongside the well-known glitter strip.
The race determines the barrier draw for the Magic Thousands and thousands race, which will likely be held on the Gold Coast Turf Membership on Saturday.
It’s understood the incident got here because the final three horses had been racing.