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Country House wins Kentucky Derby after 1st place finisher disqualified

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WATCH ABOVE: Country House wins Kentucky Derby – May 4, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history. After a long wait, Long shot Country House was declared the winner

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Country House, a 65-1 shot, finished second in the slop before an objection was raised, causing a lengthy delay while stewards repeatedly reviewed several angles of video footage, before he was elevated into the winner’s circle.

The stunning outcome gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first Derby victory at age 65. Jockey Flavien Prat, who originated the claim of foul, also won his first Derby.

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

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WATCH: Country House jockey describes foul that led to disqualification

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Country House jockey describes foul that led to disqualification – May 4, 2019

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

Flavien Prat aboard Country House (20) races during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Flavien Prat aboard Country House (20) races during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

Instead, Maximum Security was dropped to 17th of 19 horses. The colt was the 9-2 second choice in the wagering.

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WATCH: Country House trainer comments on possible litigation following reversal
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Country House trainer comments on possible litigation following reversal – May 4, 2019

Prat claimed that Maximum Security ducked out in the final turn and forced several horses to steady.

War of Will came perilously close to clipping heels with Maximum Security, which could have caused a chain-reaction accident.

Luis Saez aboard Maximum Security (7) crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Luis Saez aboard Maximum Security (7) crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

The stewards reviewed race footage for nearly 20 minutes while keeping the crowd of 150,729 in suspense, clutching their betting tickets. Trainers and jockeys involved stared at the closest video screen waiting for a result.

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Code of Honor was moved up to second and Tacitus was third.

Improbable was fourth and Game Winner fifth, two of trainer Bob Baffert’s trio of entries.