WATCH: Startling video shows racehorse gallop onto Warwick Farm train station platform in NSW

Elisia Seeber
The Nightly
In startling footage taken at Warwick Farm railway station, about 28km from Central, last Friday night a horse can be seen galloping onto a platform with a train pulling into the platform.
In startling footage taken at Warwick Farm railway station, about 28km from Central, last Friday night a horse can be seen galloping onto a platform with a train pulling into the platform. Credit: Supplied

On a rainy night in New South Wales, onlookers were left shocked when a racehorse decided to try and catch a midnight train, potentially to go globe-trotting.

In startling footage taken at Warwick Farm railway station, about 28km from Central, last Friday night a horse can be seen galloping onto the platform with a train arriving just moments later.

Sydney Trains chief executive Matt Longland confirmed there was a horse at the station, telling Clinton Maynard on 2GB Sydney radio it was certainly a “rare” event.

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“It was just before midnight, last Friday, we had a report at the Rock of a passenger that was horsing around at Warick Farm and it was actually a racehorse — would you believe it,” Longland said.

“We received a call from the police who were aware of an animal that had got loose … it was a very fit looking horse … and had found its way to the train station. It was during the very heavy rain that we had on Friday night. So, we put out a warning to trains, as we do if there are any obstructions on the tracks, just to let drivers know to be on the lookout.”

Longland said they sometimes spotted cows, wallabies and kangaroos near the tracks but “it’s very rare to see a horse”.

He said the train driver waited for the horse’s trainer to catch up to it and escort it off the platform before opening the train doors.

The horse seemed to have caused a slight nightmare for its owners, but thankfully the short clip later shows the horse being carted away.

Horsing around himself, NSW Premier Chris Minns took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share the video with Daryl Braithwaite’s classic Horses tune, also reminding residents it’s a neigh when it comes to horses on trains.

“Wet tracker,” his post read. “Didn’t realise I needed to say but — horses aren’t allowed on our trains, sorry folks. I can confirm the horse has returned home, safe and sound.”

Warwick Farm railway station is near the Main Southern line, serving the Sydney suburb of Warwick Farm, about 28km from Central railway station.

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