Commuters traveling on U.S. Route 1 in North Laurel, Md. around 9 a.m. Jan. 11 saw something they'll never forget—a loose Thoroughbred heading south without its rider.
Bullet Catcher, a 4-year-old gelding from the Jerry Robb stable based at Laurel Park, tossed jockey Jeremy Rose while heading back to the barn after his morning exercise. The son of Strong Hope then made his way out of the stable gate, made a left on Whiskey Bottom Road, and took another left onto Route 1 before being caught, relatively uninjured, after a 1.6 mile journey. The trip included parts of Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George's Counties.
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