There was a late entry in the field for the second race at Bendigo Jockey Club today when a fox made its way onto the course.
Punters took to social media to report the pest running amok on the course’s infield just minutes ahead of the Jarrod Larkin Concreting three-year-old maiden plate.
The intruder held up the race for several minutes until it could be cleared from the track.
Camera crews tracked the animal until it disappeared out of shot near the ambulance bay at the rear of the track.
Only in bendigo do you get a delay due to a fox being on the track. #bendigo— Nick Cahill (@nickcahill9) September 14, 2017
The race eventually got underway with Tavistock Abbey coming in ahead of Johnny Vinko and Valiant Spirit.
Short-priced favourite Heavenly Thought, finished fourth.
What did the fox say???!?? 🎼🎧🎤🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼— will allam (@wjpa) September 14, 2017
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