Hugh Morgan on ‘ Young Dev ‘ (grey horse) lost his stirrups early in the race but still managed to win the ‘The Racing Again March 6th Handicap Steeplechase’ during the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle day, at Navan Races.Photo: GERRY SHANAHAN-WWW.QUIRKE.IE21-02-2021

Photo of the Week: No stirrups, no problem!

Rodeo-style tactics proved a winning formula for jockey Hugh Morgan at Navan on Sunday when he defied the odds to win a handicap chase with the Denis Hogan-trained Young Dev.

Jumping the first fence Morgan's stirrup leather broke, but he kept going.

Getting around would have been an achievement, but he stormed to victory after negotiating the next 16 fences over the three-mile contest.

"My right stirrup broke after the first and I kicked it out;

“I didn't really think about pulling up because I felt comfortable; he's a safe old jumper so I was happy enough to keep going, I'm grand at the minute but I'd say I'll be sore in the morning!”

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