Controversy at the Kentucky Derby

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  1. wwkirk

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    Maximum Security finishes first in the Kentucky Derby

    In a historical reversal, Country House was declared the winner of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday following “an inquiry ruling” and the disqualification of Maximum Security, officials said.

    The disqualification marked "the first time in 145 years" that "the horse who finished first in the Kentucky Derby was disqualified," the official Twitter account for the sporting event said.

    Country House was a 65-1 longshot in the race, which included 18 other competitors. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first amid sloppy conditions, only to be disqualified after an objection was filed, claiming that the horse had interfered with the path of multiple horses.

    Stewards spent roughly 20 minutes going over video of the race from various perspectives before ultimately declaring Country House the winner.

     
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  2. nivek

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    Wow, that's a huge decision to make, first time in over a century, wow...

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  3. wwkirk

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    On Yahoo Sports, a lot of people are disagreeing with the decision.
     
  4. nivek

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    I imagine there are a lot of upset people, it also affects a lot of money won or lost in betting...This is huge...

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    There are also a lot of happy people who bet on that long shot horse which won by default...

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  6. wwkirk

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    I hope there are no shenanigans behind it.
     
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  7. Toroid

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    Maximum Security being disqualified seems cryptic as if sending a message to a group or race.
     
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    I can’t imagine the Vegas bookies are too pleased after that disqualification.
    65-1... Yikes!
     
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    'Shame on you!' Outraged Kentucky Derby fans BLAST race stewards after Maximum Security is disqualified - but one lucky bettor wins a whopping $133,000 after putting money on outsider winner Country House

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    The 2019 Kentucky Derby was plagued with drama on Saturday, after first-place finisher Maximum Security was sensationally disqualified and Country House declared the winner. Many viewers watching at home were outraged by the result, taking to social media to blast the stewards who made the controversial call. 'Fixed! I'll never watch this again! Shame on you!' one fan declared in a post on Twitter.

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  10. Toroid

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    Here's a list of the horses in the race.
    2019 Kentucky Derby - Wikipedia
     

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