The 2019 edition of the Triple Crown continues to be a bizarre one.
After the most controversial finish in Kentucky Derby history just two weeks ago, we saw yet another fascinating turn of events in the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes, as Bodexpress (20-1) managed to finish the entire race without a jockey.
War of Will (4-1) came away with the victory in an unofficial time of 1:54.34, but all eyes were on Bodexpress from start to finish.
Right out of the gate, Bodexpress tossed hall of fame jockey John R. Velazquez and continued to run the entire race jockeyless.
Evan Daniels picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels
Saturday May 18, 2019
(Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports) Kentucky’s momentum with 2019 five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has officially swung the opposite direction. This morning, recruiting guru Evan Daniels put in a Crystal Ball pick in favor of the Washington, giving the Huskies six consecutive predictions on 247 Sports. Daniels joins recruiting insiders Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater, among others, […]
You can’t make this stuff up, 2 races in a row screwed up ? #Preakness pic.twitter.com/jqP9uPlM9V
— A•D (@ADegnim) May 18, 2019
Uber-flat English pitches would mar World Cup
Saturday May 18, 2019
Pakistan just became the first team in ODI history to score 340-plus in three consecutive innings, yet still lost all of those matches in England. That’s how insanely batting-friendly English conditions have become in ODIs. Despite not having a dominant batting line-up Pakistan have still piled up massive scores of 361, 358 and 341 so […]
Here he was right in the thick of things in the middle of the race, keeping a safe position on the outside:
North American fans on Cloud 9 yet again
Monday October 15, 2018
It’s typical really, isn’t it? You write one slightly gloating article about the struggles of your rival region and they go and qualify ahead of your second seed just to get back at you. Still, it could be worse: I could be a Gen G fan. Seriously, though, what a day Sunday was. It had […]
Bad news horse jockeys … it seems that horses don’t really need you!
So what happens if a riderless horse wins the race … asking for a horse friend! #Preakness pic.twitter.com/rtGpOBee1A
— Kevin McConville (@Sensfan001Kevin) May 18, 2019
And the entire race from start to finish, where you can see War of Will’s victory and Bodexpress winning stealing our hearts:
WAR OF WILL wins the Preakness Stakes!! #TeamWoW
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— NiarchosRacingFans (@Karakontie14) May 18, 2019
I’m no racing steward, but I think that official impeded on Bodexpress on the home stretch. Call it in.