Country House wins Derby; Maximum Security disqualified

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 04: Maximum Security #7, ridden by jockey Luis Saez crosses the finish line to win the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Country House has pulled off a huge upset in the Kentucky Derby as stewards awarded the 65-1 long shot the victory following an objection that Maximum Security, the first horse to cross the finish line, interfered with the path of several horses.
    
Maximum Security had appeared to win the 145th Derby by 1¾ lengths in the mud after taking control out of the final turn. The objection was filed and stewards took about 20 minutes reviewing the race from several angles before declaring Country House the winner. Jockey Flavien Prat then celebrated as the finish was announced to the surprised crowd of 157,729.
    
Code of Honor was second, with Tacitus third.

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Maximum Security has crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby.

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