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Don’t worry, folks, the photo looks much worse than the events actually were. Still, it wasn’t a banner day for Bridget Andrews, who was about to win the race at Southwell Racecourse on Tuesday when her foot slipped from her stirrup, sending her tumbling to the ground.
She came away from the incident no worse for the wear, but she was certainly a little disappointed.
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 3, 2017
While things didn’t work out so well for Bridget, those betting on her found themselves in for a treat—the sportsbook was still paying out on her to win since her horse finished the race, with or without her!
We are paying out on ‘Stick To The Plan’ as a winner in the 4.20 at Southwell after the rider was unseated when in the lead near the line!
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 3, 2017
Not her finest hour, but at least she won’t have angry bettors cursing her out online!