What an upset at the 146th Kentucky Derby!
Maximum Security crossed the muddy finish line first. The powers that be disqualified the 3 year old for an alleged race infraction. This is the FIRST TIME EVER a disqualification of this kind in the history of the race.
The official Kentucky Derby Twitter account tweeted: “For the first time in 145 years, the horse who finished first in the Kentucky Derby was disqualified.”
A review was called to determine if Maximum Security had bumped into Country House as the two horses were coming around the final turn. The review lasted longer than 10 minutes and changed the end of the biggest annual moment in professional horse racing. with 65-1 odds, was officially named the winner. Only one other horse has ever been disqualified as the winner.