WATCH: Waterford jockey's miracle recovery win wows the internet

Justin Kelly

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A young Waterford jockey is a viral hit today after a miracle recovery at Killeagh point-to-point races in Cork at the weekend.

Novice Mikey Sweeney was looking good for victory on Ask Heather before clattering the last fence and falling out over the horse's head. 

Not to be undone by the mistake, Mikey hung on and manages to swing himself back over Ask Heather's neck and into the saddle. 

The viewing audience was already impressed, but Mikey somehow pushed his mount on to collar Forth-Worth Texas on the line to take the victory. 

We take our hat off to you, young man! 

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