Maximum Security finishes first, disqualified; Country House declared victor at Kentucky Derby

Maximum Security finishes first, disqualified; Country House declared victor at Kentucky Derby

Maximum Security finishes first, disqualified; Country House declared victor at Kentucky Derby

It made Country House the second-longest shot to win, behind only 91-1 Donerail in 1913, and it lavished hall-of-fame trainer Bill Mott with his first Kentucky Derby win in 10 entries stretched patiently across 35 years.

Almost everyone who watched Saturday's Kentucky Derby race had some sort of opinion on whether or not Maximum Security, the horse that finished the race in the lead, should have been disqualified.

Code of Honor finished second; Tacitus finished third.

'I'm very confused. How does the horse know the rules?' they hilariously wrote.

'Fixed! I'll never watch this again!

After setting the pace, Maximum Security began to shift away from the inside rail approaching the home turn which Saez attributed to the noise of the crowd of 150,729 fans unnerving the horse.

"To let it go for future Kentucky Derbies would have been worse", McPeek said, "because then it would have turned into a real rodeo every race".

'I'm kind of speechless right now, ' Prat said, appearing in disbelief when the results were announced by the judges following the lengthy deliberations.

"I don't think anybody wants to win that way", Mott concluded.

Derby decision was not a good one.

U.S. President Donald Trump was also upset with the result, tweeting that the "best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby - not even close!"

Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal. Maximum Security went off at 9-2 odds, making him the second favorite.

First finisher Maximum Security is disqualified; Country House, a 65-1 long shot, declared Kentucky Derby victor.

There was a shocking conclusion to the 2019 Kentucky Derby! Said McGaughey, "We're gon' be in the news the next couple of weeks". When asked if he or jockey Tyler Gaffalione considered lodging a claim of foul themselves, Casse explained that he didn't feel it would be worth it given where they finished. It was only the chestnut colt's second win in seven career starts and his first stakes victory.

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