I was lucky enough to turn the Derby on just 10 minutes before the race took off. While the race was only 2 minutes, it would take 22 more to figure out who actually won?
Here are the details.
Maximum Security won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday before several objections were filed claiming the colt and his jockey, Luis Saez, interfered with other horses while moving to the front of the pack. Race officials reviewed videotape before declaring Country House the winner.
Country House was a 65-1 longshot to win the race. Bettors lost $9 million after the reversal was announced. It was the first time in 145 years that the horse that won the race was disqualified
Donald Trump tweeted,”The Kentucky Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby – not even close!”
What do you think?