(NEW YORK) — Country House won the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby after the winning horse, Maximum Security, was disqualified following a rider’s objection.
It was the first time in the race’s history the horse that crossed the line first was disqualified.
Country’s House’s jockey, Flavien Prat, filed a objected claiming Maximum Security veered out of his path in the final turn, and it was upheld following a lenghty revies, ESPN reports.
Code of Honor finished second, followed by Tacitus and Improbable.
They had to wait a little longer to celebrate but the connections of Country House are Kentucky Derby winners!pic.twitter.com/TuMtTvIv7j
— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) May 4, 2019
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