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  • 3 December 2012, 12:28

Oh deer! Horse race disrupted

A horse racing commentator didn't miss a beat when three deer got onto the track during a US meeting.

The race was just about to begin when the deer jumped onto the racetrack at the Meadows in Washington County.

Veteran commentator Roger Huston immediately announced: "They're on the track now, and they're on your screen, too. They're on the racetrack!

"As they race down the track, Bambi has the lead. Here comes Rudolph from the outside.

"They are... they are going the wrong way right now. A race delay as we have a 'deer event'."

He later revealed: "Live TV, I just thought of every single line I could think of.

"The only two deer I could think of was Rudolph and Bambi. I forgot Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and all those others."