EX-PATRIOT Australian Andy McCarthy gave a full display of his skill as a horseman during The Red Mile meeting today.
After winning the seventh event on the card with Captain Butler, McCarthy was returning to scale when drama unfolded.
With another runner losing its driver, McCarthy’s quick reflexes saw him capture the escapee while remaining in charge of Captain Butler.
Sharp shooter Amanda Stephens caught this amazing imagine of McCarthy’s heroics.
“When Andy saw the other horse loose he chased it down and caught it,” Stephens said. “It was an amazing piece of horsemanship.”
Ever the humble Aussie, McCarthy laughed off the incident by stating “it wasn’t your normal catch drive during a race day”.