During the sixth race at Belmont on Wednesday, a horse by the name of Downtown Hottie threw her rider, but that didn’t stop the plucky horse from proving to the world that she don’t need the support of a tiny man to win a race, as Downtown Hottie would go on to finish first.
Alas the 6-year-old thoroughbred was DQ’d because the rules state for a horse to win a race it needs to have a jockey aboard, and Wholelottashakin—who finished behind the riderless Downtown Hottie obviously—was named the winner with a time of 1:35.58.
Rules man, who needs ’em?
Here’s the video (via The Turnstile)…
You’d think the big story of this race would be Downtown Hottie overcoming adversity and the lack of a jockey to win at Belmont, but no, nary a mention of her by the race announcer. That’s a totally bogus move, man.