Kentucky Derby victor Country House will not run in Preakness

Country Horse will join Maximum Security in sitting out Preakness

Country Horse will join Maximum Security in sitting out Preakness

"I saw that the horse changed leads at the five-sixteenths pole and ran from about the one path to the five path and we were fortunate enough nothing happened drastically in the race", he said. Owner Gary West's appeal of the disqualification was denied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, but West has said he'll continue his fight with a lawsuit.

Country House was elevated to the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby in sloppy conditions Saturday after Maximum Security was disqualified for impeding other horses.

"I was set to make that run and (Long Range Toddy) came to the race better than I've ever swung a leg over him".

United States president Donald Trump has criticised the disqualification. "It was a rough & tumble race on a wet and sloppy track".

Last year's Kentucky Derby was highlighted by a record amount of rainfall, and this year, history was made once again, but it had nothing to do with the rain.

Respected horse racing writer Andy Beyer agreed in a piece for The Washington Post.

Country House, the controversial victor of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, is out of the Preakness Stakes after showing signs of getting sick, reports Daily Racing Form's Jay Privman.

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The Kentucky Derby ended in controversy this year after the first horse to cross the finish line was disqualified. According to ESPN (which got the information from, more than $6.2 million was bet on Maximum Security to win, with about $1.5 million on the horse to place (second) and $1.3 million to show (third).

"He's a phenomenon, this kid", said Lawson.

His father, Frederic, trains harness racing horses but Prat said he always preferred flat racing and was "obsessed" with becoming a jockey from a young age.

The owners went to court to fight the disqualification, the legal battle went on for years, and they eventually won their case but it was overturned on appeal.

"I got on the phone with our burger and buns suppliers", he said. The success at the Kentucky Derby aws the reason why the team felt far more confident about missing out on the second Triple Crown event.

Trainer Bill Mott confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the long shot victor of horse racing's biggest event is no longer being considered to run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown because of illness.

A tired Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July.

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