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Video: A Jockey Was Tossed Off His Horse At The Preakness

A horse runs on the track at the Preakness.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 15: Bodexpress trains on the track during a training session for the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

On Saturday afternoon, the second leg of the Triple Crown kicked off from Pimlico Race Course with a bizarre twist.

At the starting gate of the Preakness Stakes, the jockey on Bodexpress was tossed off of his horse after the horse started bucking right as the gates opened.

Bodexpress continued to run the race without a jockey for the full turn and then ran an additional lap before he could be contained.

Here's video of the incident.

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez was the man kicked off of his horse at the starting line. Luckily, Velazquez avoided any serious injury.

As for the horses who finished the race with a jockey in position, War of Will took home the Preakness win.

It's sweet revenge for War of Will, who was the horse most-impacted by Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby.

War of Will entered the Preakness with the fourth-best odds to win the race. After a solid start, War of Will came around the final turn with a small lead before holding on over the final portion of the race to take home the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby winner Country House was not in the race due to an illness.