A racehorse has gone to new extremes to take down a rival, lunging out and biting a competitor.

Majaska sunk its teeth into Arise Augustus as both horses approached the finishing post during a race in Sydney on Friday night.


Jockey Tye Angland said he had a feeling Majaska was in an aggressive mood.

"He came out [of the barriers] and I could tell straight away he was in the mood.

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"He meant it as well. He was off all fours and really wanted to get at him."

Majaska finished third in the race, just behind its victim Arise Augustus.