Preakness Stakes

Watch Bodexpress throw off jockey, run 2019 Preakness Stakes anyway

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Watch Bodexpress throw off jockey, run 2019 Preakness Stakes anyway

If you didn't tune into the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday because there were no Triple Crown implications, you missed one of the craziest moments in a long time.

Bodexpress, in the No. 9 stall at Pimlico Race Course, was loaded in crooked, and when the gates opened, he came out wrong, immediately throwing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to the track.

While Velazquez was on the ground, Bodexpress kept running and ended up completing the race, although the 20-1 shot officially received a "did not finish" designation.

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After the race, which War of Will won, NBC Sports' Kenny Rice caught up with Velazquez and asked him what happened.

"He was not behaving good in the gate, he was not settling really well," the jockey said. "He got me against the wall in the gate, and obviously, when the doors opened, I was off right from the start and he jumped sideways, and I had my feet out and I lost my balance and I went off."

Despite being thrown from Bodeexpress, Velazquez said he was fine.

"I'm good, to tell you the truth," he said. "Just disappointed when you come here to a big race like this and things like this happen with the horse. Just disappointed."

Preakness Stakes 2019 payouts: Win, place, show results for 144th race

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Preakness Stakes 2019 payouts: Win, place, show results for 144th race

In a race that started with a jockey immediately falling off his horse, War of Will crossed the finish line first Saturday to win the 2019 Preakness Stakes. 

War of Will had the second-best odds going into the race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. 

Country House, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was disqualified, pulled out of the second leg of the Triple Crown because of a cough. Maximum Security did not run the race.

Here are the payout results from the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes.

War of Will $14.20 $7.40 $5.40
Everfast $32.00 $14.40
Owendale $6.00

$2 Exacta: 1-10 ($947.00), $1 Trifecta 1-10-5 ($4,699.80), $1 Superfecta 1-10-5-3 ($51,924.00)