Kentucky Derby Controversy Leads To Upset

Jonathan Grant | May 5th, 2019

The Kentucky Derby had a first on Saturday afternoon as Country House, a 65-1 longshot, ended up with the victory thanks to a disqualification to Maximum Security, the first horse to come across the finishing line.

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The DQ was given to the horse after he was deemed to have unfairly blocked what appeared to be a number of others in their quest to the line. Maximum Security had been one of the biggest favorites to win the race at 4-1, meaning that it led to a very mixed reaction from the stands when the decision was finally handed down after much deliberation.

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