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

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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.

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.

Flickr / Sinead Friel

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

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

Flickr / Paul Morris

Check out the bizarre footage below!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/1456757.html?referer=viralnova

(via Daily Mail)

So do you think this racing kangaroo has what it takes to go head-to-head with a champion thoroughbred? Let us know your thoughts on this unusual race and be sure to share.

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