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Condolences if you had the No. 9 horse — River Crosroad Rvf — Thursday night in the 7th at Race Charles Town track in Charles Town, West Virginia. We’re talking a seven length lead headed into the final turn for Rvf…until the horse decides to take an exit from the race and what appears to be an open gate.
Track announcer Paul Espinosa Jr. tried to explain what happened to all the conspiracy theorists and says Rvf is used to coming on and off the track at that spot. Paul’s theory is that the horse was making just its second career start and just bolted towards his stall.
Paul also notes that there’s a pretty big drop-off near the area where Rvf bolted towards and doesn’t think a rider would risk making such a move with his life on the line if something went bad. Take it for what it’s worth. You decide.
The HD version of the incident. Both horse and rider are just fine. pic.twitter.com/E8sLSZ6ewQ
— Race Charles Town (@RaceCharlesTown) July 10, 2020
I’m sure the conspiracy theorists will receive this message with an open mind and an open heart.
As for the call of the race, just crazy. My binoculars were focused on the group of horses behind the leader, so I just completely missed it. Just another Thursday night at CTown! https://t.co/yyeQFsQeQg pic.twitter.com/8BsJ8pOrdy
— Paul Espinosa Jr. (@BettorCallPaul) July 10, 2020