kentucky derby disqualification

Columnists Sound Off On Kentucky Derby Disqualification

For the first time in its 145-year history, there was a racetrack disqualification of the first-place finisher of the Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security crossed the wire 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Country House, but an incident at the five-sixteenths pole sent Kentucky stewards into a 22-minute review which resulted in Maximum Security’s disqualification to seventeenth. […]

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Trump Tweets: Kentucky Derby Disqualification ‘Not A Good One’

President Donald J. Trump took time out of his Sunday morning routine to Tweet his disappointment with the stewards’ decision to disqualify Maximum Security as the winner of the Kentucky Derby because of interference. Country House was elevated to first place after a 22 1/2-minute review by stewards at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., found […]

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Maximum Security’s Connections ‘Haven’t Even Talked About The Preakness’

Trainer Jason Servis reported via text message Sunday morning that Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security exited his eventful run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby in good order. Maximum Security finished first by 1 ¾ lengths after leading throughout the 145th Run for the Roses, but was subsequently disqualified by the stewards and placed 17th for […]

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Casse: ‘Horse Racing World Should Be Happy War Of Will Is Such An Athlete’

Less than 24 hours after being in the eye of one of the most surreal editions of the Kentucky Derby in its 145-year history, trainer Mark Casse found himself marveling at another remarkable feat Sunday morning. He pulled out Gary Barber’s multiple graded stakes winner War of Will to see what the day after might […]

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