Riderless Horse Wins Race at Belmont (+Video)

June 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A riderless horse won a race at New York’s Belmont Park on Wednesday after it threw its jockey when it exited the gate to start.

The horse, Downtown Hottie, did not stay off course, keeping a pace behind other horses before it made a move midway through the race, according to the Daily Mail.

Downtown Hottie ended up finishing around eight feet ahead of the second place horse, Whole Lotta Shakin’.

Fox News reported that on the Charles Town racetrack in West Virginia on Wednesday, a riderless horse also won.

The horse, Counter Move, threw its jockey off at the start and ultimately raced to victory.