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SportHorse Bodexpress runs entire Preakness without jockey

12:10  19 may  2019
12:10  19 may  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Despite not having a jockey , Bodexpress ran the entire race and did not even finish last, though the horse had to be pushed towards the pack by an outrider after drifting. Bodexpress also ran an extra lap around the track before being corralled. Related slideshow: Best of 144th Preakness

Bodexpress bucked his jockey right out of the gate but kept going and crossed the finish line at the Preakness . Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one point appeared to be a

There was a bizarre sight for the entire Preakness Stakes on Saturday after horse Bodexpress went the entire length of the race without a jockey.

The announcers covering the race for NBC noted immediately that one horse was racing without a jockey, creating an odd visual on the track:

Replays showed that Bodexpress, running out of the ninth slot, reared back at the start, dropping jockey John Velazquez.

“He was just not behaving good in the gate,” Velazquez told NBC’s Kenny Rice after the race. “He was just not settling well. He caught me against the wall and the gate. When the doors opened, I was kind of up from the start. I kind of jumped sideways and I had my feet out of the irons. I lost my balance and went off.”

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Velazquez said he was good but disappointed.

Despite not having a jockey, Bodexpress ran the entire race and did not even finish last, though the horse had to be pushed towards the pack by an outrider after drifting. Bodexpress also ran an extra lap around the track before being corralled.

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