Video: Kimura Miraculously Regains Seat After Hanging From Horse’s Neck At Woodbine

by | 06.30.2019 | 4:51pm
Apprentice Kazushi Kimura at Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura somehow managed to regain his seat in the saddle in a display of true athleticism at Woodbine during Sunday's sixth race. Riding a slightly rank Red Rollin down the backstretch, Kimura appeared to be unable to settle his mount. As frontrunner Red Queen's Court crossed over toward the rail, Red Rollin ended up clipping heels with that rival and nearly went down, flinging Kimura onto the 3-year-old filly's neck.

Kimura clung on, hanging perilously off the right side of her neck, and was able to swing back into the saddle and regain his stirrup irons to finish the race. Red Rollin crossed the wire in last place, but appeared to be unharmed following the incident. Red Queen's Court and jockey Justin Stein pulled away down the stretch to cross the wire in front by several lengths.

Stewards posted the inquiry sign after the race to look into the backstretch run, and handed down their decision to disqualify Red Queen's Court and place her eighth, behind Red Rollin.

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