Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the 145th Kentucky Derby on May 4 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Shortly after the horse and jockey crossed the finish line, an objection was filed.
The stewards reviewed the race and disqualified Maximum Security. Country House has been declared the winner.
After an inquiry ruling, 65-1 Country House is the winner of the Kentucky Derby. pic.twitter.com/BPYXyEdmWb— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) May 4, 2019
Country House was a 65-1 long shot to win the race. Code of Honor won 2nd place. Tacitus was third.
Country House is trained by Bill Mott.
It is the first time in history that a horse who crossed the finish line first did not win the race.
The Vegas Golden Knights, who many believe lost Game 7 in this years Stanley Cup Playoffs because of a bad call, sent a tweet to Maximum Security following the disqualifications.
Hey, Maximum Security. Sometimes it be like that 🐎— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 4, 2019
Not sure if you’re reading this though because you’re a horse 🙃#KentuckyDerby2019
Many people on Twitter seem to be unhappy with the decision.
They completely ruined this Derby! This is not good for the sport.— David Behman (@behman1903) May 4, 2019
I can proudly say I have watched the WORSE Kentucky Derby yet. Glad to know that those who complain get what they want in the end. Maximum Security deserved that win, as did Luis Saez. I can't wait for Maximum and Co. to come back and win the other races! #KentuckyDerby2019 pic.twitter.com/0lC6xbUCAo— Aurelia Cavallon (@AureliaCavallon) May 4, 2019
What else in this day and age can we turn from a revered classic into a into a complete joke?— Doomy ♤Is Lost♡ (@D00m3dKn1ght) May 4, 2019
Kentucky Derby: "LET'S DISQUALIFY THE WINNING HORSE BECAUSE THE SECOND PLACE JOCKEY COMPLAINED THAT THE WINNER IMPEDED HORSES THAT CAME BEHIND THEM!"
Ah, yes, perfect.#KentuckyDerby2019
A lot of people had their day ruined with the disqualification of Maximum Security at the Kentucky Derby 👀— 🇨🇦George R.R. Mountain🏀 (@DFSBBallGuy) May 4, 2019
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