This Horse Race Was Well Underway When An Unlikely Visitor Joined In On The Action

On your mark. Get set. HOP?

While everyone was focused on a horse race in Australia, there was another animal out hopping along to steal the crown. While spectators traveled far and wide to take in a local horse race, many were caught off guard when a the unusual critter decided to get in on the action.

During the final race of the day at a race track in Cessnook, a stray Joey hopped the fence and started to make a run for it as the champion horses and their jockeys pounded along the track. Luckily for this marsupial, a smooth getaway was possible.

But with the ability to jump nearly 15 feet in a single hop, the little roo certainly gave the horses a run for their money.

On average, a kangaroo’s cruising speed is 20 miles per hour, but they can reach speeds of 30 miles per hour!

Check out the bizarre footage below!

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