(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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