Kentucky Derby 2019 Ends in Historic Disqualification, Country House Declared Winner

Bob Baffert

Bob Baffert

Country House was declared the victor of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday following "an inquiry ruling" and the disqualification of Maximum Security, officials said. Racing officials said Maximum Security interfered with the path of several other horses when he changed lanes near the end of the race.

President Donald Trump weighed in on the disqualification of the Kentucky Derby's first-place finisher, saying the ruling reflects an era of "political correctness".

Code of Honor was moved up to second and Tacitus was third.

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

"It probably feels different this way but I've never won the Derby before".

Maximum Security crossed the line first by 1 3/4 lengths before two jockeys filed objections against the horse for interference.

Coming into this year's race, Omaha Beach was the predicted favorite to take the title, according to CBS Sports, with 4-1 odds.

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Saez said the horse had a good race until he got to final turn before the home stretch and the noise of the crowd of 150,729 fans unnerved the horse.

This year, an additional $1 million has been added to the Kentucky Derby prize money - otherwise known as the purse.

Setting aside the misspelled state - which he corrected four hours later - blaming Maximum Security's vacated win on political correctness is certainly one of Trump's most freaky sports tweets.

Maximum Security was placed 17th (instead of last in the 19-horse field) because it put him behind all the horses affected by the incident.

Maximum Security, second right, lost out to Country House, left, in the Kentucky Derby after being disqualified. "We had a lengthy review of the race", Borden said. The colt was the 9-2 second choice in the wagering.

Flavien Prat aboard Country House (20) in the winner's circle after winning the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The $132.40 to win was the second-highest payout in Derby history.

"It wasn't an easy call", Mott said, "but if they let that go yesterday, I think it would have been much more talked about".

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