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NORTHFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio - Northfield Village police released dash cam video showing officers corralling a horse that escaped from a practice track at Northfield Park Sunday.

Northfield Park officials said groom Anthony Hackman was riding in the jog cart attached to the horse named Quik Groom when the horse slipped on the muddy track and fell, tossing Hackman.

"He got up and did three laps around the track then got out the gate," he said. "I thought, he's going to tear up a lot of stuff and get somebody hurt and get himself killed."

Police began chasing the horse as it trotted southbound on Route 8, against oncoming traffic. In the dash cam video, Northfield police officer Fred Jones is heard shouting to the horse, saying "whoa" and "stop" as he tries to get the horse to slow down.

"In my 31 years, this was a first," Jones told Fox 8 News. "My biggest concern was the animal itself. I didn't want it to hit anybody or somebody to hit it."

Officers stopped traffic, and the horse eventually stopped when its jog cart became stuck in a snow bank at a post office on Valley View Road about two miles away.

"One in custody. Who's going to Mirandize him?" Jones said in the dash cam video, as officers joked about the wild situation.

Trainers trailered Quik Groom back to the park, and no one, including the horse was injured.

"We all got a nice joke out of it, but the seriousness of it is we could've had an animal or somebody get hurt, and fortunately that didn't happen," Jones said.

Security officials at Northfield Park said the horse escaped so quickly, they were not able to close a security gate in time.

Quik Groom raced at the track Monday evening and finished fifth.

*Below is the video sent in by a FOX 8 viewer- after the horse escaped*

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