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Race horses and jockeys take a nasty spill in undercard race at Kentucky Derby

Thankfully, everyone was okay after this violent fall.

We had a scary moment just before the running of the Kentucky Derby.

This was a scary, violent fall, and thankfully, the jockeys and the horses walked away from it.

Here's a statement from on-call vet Dr. Keith Latson on NBC:

The reports that I'm getting is that both horses are okay. They galloped past the wire and around the turn. Both are bearing weight on all limbs, walking comfortably on the back side.

The two horses involved in the fall finished the race jockey-less.

This could've ended much worse. We're just happy that man and horse came away from this one and are able to race another day.