Bodexpress, the Horse That Ran Without a Jockey Hailed As the Real Hero of the 2019 Preakness and Not War of Will by Twitteratti for Winning Hearts!
Bosexpress running without a jockey. (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes took place Saturday, May 18, 2019, and War of Will was declared the winner of the race. However, social media seems to have given its heart to Bodexpress, the jockey-less horse that ran through the race but was unable to win for obvious reasons. Bodexpress, decided to run the race without a jockey after a little hustle as the beginning of the race wherein its jockey fell off right before the race began. John Velazquez, Bodexpress' jockey, unfortunately, fell off the horse right at the gate, but it didn't let that stop him from running the race anyway over a 20-to-1 shot to win the Preakness. Velazquez fell down but wasn’t hurt and the jockey told NBCSN "He wasn’t behaving well in the gate. He got me against the wall. Obviously, when the doors opened…I lost my balance, and went off. I’m disappointed." Bodexpress may have lost the race, but definitely won a million hearts on social media. Race Champion Horse Winx Wins 'Australian of The Year 2018' Award.

Take a look at the video of Bodexpress running the race without a jockey:

Here are some of the reactions the jockey-less Bodexpress got on Twitter:

GOT angle

THIS

Wait, wut?

Yes

Indeed

Ummm

Yup

Spirit

Yup

What?!

Many people were also calling out PETA for calling it animal abuse and said that the horse "was trained to do" what he did. Nevertheless, Bodexpress did win a lot of hearts on