Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby Saturday, only to become the 1st winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history. After a long review, Long shot Country House was declared the winner
Country House, a 65-1 shot, finished 2nd in the slop before an objection was raised, causing a lengthy delay while stewards repeatedly reviewed several angles of video footage, before he was elevated into the Winner’s Circle to receive the Garland of Roses
The unprecedented outcome gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, 65 anni, his 1st Derby victory. Jockey Flavien Prat, who originated the claim of foul, also won his 1st Derby.
Below is the reason why.
Country House paid $132.40 to win, the 2nd-highest payout in Derby history.
It was a painful turn of events for trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez, who already were celebrating what they thought were their !st Derby victories.
Instead, Maximum Security was dropped to 17th of 19 horses. The colt was the 9-2 2nd choice in the wagering.
Jockey Prat claimed that Maximum Security ducked out in the final turn and forced several horses to steady.
War of Will came extremely close to clipping heels with Maximum Security, which could have caused a chain-reaction accident.
The stewards reviewed race footage for nearly 20 mins while keeping the crowd of 150,729 waiting and holding their betting tickets tight.
Code of Honor was moved up to 2nd and Tacitus was 3rd.
Have a terrific weekend.
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