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Racegoer arrested after jumping onto track mid-race at Trentham (Video)

  • A racegoer entering the racetrack mid-race on Saturday
  • The incident took place at Trentham Racecourse in New Zealand
  • Somehow he escaped injury after the riders managed to avoid a collision
  • The racegoer was later arrested
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Trentham Racecourse in New Zealand. (Getty)
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The world of racing was left stunned on Saturday, when footage emerged of a track invader at Trentham racecourse in New Zealand.

Trentham staged their popular Wellington Cup day on Saturday. During one of the lesser races, fans were shocked to see a man jump over the barricades and stand right in the middle of the home straight.

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Luckily, no-one was harmed during the incident, but several jockeys were forced to divert their mounts in order to avoid a collision with the spectator.

It was later reported that the intruder was arrested soon after the race, and he'll appear in court after being charged with "endangering public safety".

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