Watch absolutely brutal moment jockey's heart breaks after being stripped of win while celebrating | The Sun

Watch absolutely brutal moment jockey's heart breaks after being stripped of win while celebrating | The Sun

THIS is the absolutely brutal moment you can see a jockey's heart break when he is stripped of victory while celebrating.

Poor old Calvin Habib thought he had landed a 25-1 shock on Rock The Fox at Greyville racecourse in South Africa.



TV cameras captured the rider beaming with pride after he thought he had guided the longshot to a Grade 1 victory worth £14,481.

But just as he was soaking it all in, a racecourse worker walks up, removes the winning sash from the horse and puts it round the neck of a nearby rival.

Turns out Habib had finished second by a nose to 10-1 Canadian Summer.

The real winning jockey Jason Gates somewhat awkwardly accepted the sash and discreetly celebrated with connections after Habib's howler.

A stunned Sky Sports Racing host calling the action said: "Calvin was celebrating on Rock The Fox like he had been declared the winner.

"They even put the winner's sash on him.

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"So for all intents and purposes you would have thought that, somewhere, he got a squeak that he won the race.

"But just moments later they've come back and said, 'hold up, we've actually got a new winner'.

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"There's confusion all around Greyville circuit but it has been confirmed Canadian Summer is the winner."

Punters were blown away by the howler.

One said: "I was watching this live! Couldn't believe it."

Another wrote simply: "Oh no."

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