Funny moments when racehorses refuse to race


Photo courtesy of the Racing Post

Whether it’s refusing to come out of the stalls on the Flat or not fancying a trip over obstacles in Jumps racing, they certainly make for entertaining viewing. It just goes to show that you can lead a horse to the start, but you can’t make it run!

Our list includes some of the great characters in racing such as British cult hero, the aptly named Mad Moose and Australian superstar Chautauqua.

Gurka Friend didn’t fancy it yesterday at Ripon

The popular Mad Moose living up to his name

Japanese racehorse doesn’t want to do his morning gallop

It’s a no from Labaik in the 2017 Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown

Winner of seven Group Ones Chautauqua refuses to come out of the stalls

Luke Harvey falling victim to a refusal with grace and elegance…

Today at Carlisle, this horse obviously doesn’t like working Mondays

Highland Lodge puts the brakes on at Aintree


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