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Spectator narrowly avoids injury after jumping onto track at Trentham (Video)

By Jon Vine
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  • We bring you the shocking video of a spectator entering the racetrack mid-race on Saturday
  • The incident took place at Trentham Racecourse in New Zealand
  • The intruder escaped injury after the riders managed to avoid a collision
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Trentham Racecourse in New Zealand. (Getty)
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The world of racing was left stunned on Saturday morning, 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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