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After disqualification, Country House named winner of 145th Kentucky Derby

Posted at 6:32 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 20:32:51-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Update  

Country House won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security became the first horse to be disqualified in the history of the storied race. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first, but there was an objection on the field and the horse in second place, Country House, was declared the winner.

Country House, a 3-year-old colt ridden by Flavien Prat, was a 65-to-1 longshot to win the Derby. This means he paid out $132.40 on a $2 bet.

Rain poured for nearly an hour before post time, forcing officials to downgrade the track condition to sloppy for the third year in a row. This year’s race was tinged with drama days before the race, as the favorite Omaha Beach, was forced to pull out over breathing issues.


Country House has won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security became the first horse to be disqualified in the race.

Rain poured for nearly an hour before post time, forcing officials to downgrade the track condition to sloppy for the third year in a row. This year’s race was tinged with drama days before the race, as the favorite Omaha Beach, was forced to pull out over breathing issues.

This is a developing story. Please check back for new details.

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