Racehorse Rebel Rover swims 2km out to sea, sparks marine rescue operation


A racehorse named Rebel Rover has survived a two-kilometre swim out to sea after being spooked during a training session at a beach on Brisbane’s bayside.

The five-year-old gelding with a track record of misbehaviour was being trained in chest-high water at Sandgate just before 9:00am yesterday when it was startled, tipped its rider and headed for deeper water.

Rebel Rover swam across Bramble Bay toward Redcliffe and was eventually rescued near Woody Point.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane spokesman Glen Philip said the 90-minute rescue operation was their most unusual callout for help, and a little like herding sheep.

More on



If you wish you can Leave a Reply. We will publish it after moderation. Insults and Spam are automatically deleted. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: