Country House wins Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security is disqualified

Horse and jockey competing in a race

Racing fans will now be intrigued to see if Country House can pull off the Triple Crown, a.k.a. winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes all in the same year.

The Associated Press reported that Omaha Beach, who just turned 3 in April, would undergo surgery in Kentucky last week.

It was a crushing turn of events for Maximum Security trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez, who already had begun celebrating what they thought were their first Derby victories.

'Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. Lookin at Lucky finished sixth in the 2010 Kentucky Derby for trainer Bob Baffert, whose three starters were never prominent in this year's race.

Country House paid $132.40 to win - the second-highest payout in Derby history.

"We are exploring our options to appeal", West told the AP.

In the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security took an early lead and held off all challengers on the muddy track.

"We had a lengthy review of the race, we interviewed affected riders". Maximum Security, the race leader, had abruptly moved to the outside, cutting into the path of War of Will and causing Long Range Toddy to check up.

"We haven't lost any faith in our horse". That the objection was filed by his rider and not War of Will's jockey, Tyler Gaffalione, will fuel controversy for a long time.

TV viewers also were outraged by the result, blasting the race stewards who made the controversial call.

"When you're leg tired, you're not going to run straight all the time", he said. Long regarded as an elite horseman of uncommon patience and as the trainer of 1990s two-time horse of the year Cigar, the South Dakota native then said of the stewards, "I'm glad I wasn't in their shoes".

The Kentucky Derby, which takes place annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky usually provides some excitement during what is a down time in the sports calendar. When asked if he or jockey Tyler Gaffalione considered lodging a claim of foul themselves, Casse explained that he didn't feel it would be worth it given where they finished.

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