Donald Trump rips Kentucky Derby result, blames 'political correctness'

Horse and jockey competing in a race

If the objection exclusively came from the connections of Country House, it would appear that interference from Maximum Security to that horse was minimal at best and would not have turned over the result.

Maximum Security, the No. 7 horse in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, won the Run for the Roses ... until he didn't.

In a stunning and historic Kentucky Derby upset, the horse that crossed the finish line first was not the one that was declared the victor. The review concerned the banging around the turn toward the top of the stretch, when Maximum Security barged over to his right and impeded War of Will and Long Range Toddy, which in turn, Prat said, helped derail Country House. It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a lovely thing to watch, ' Trump wrote on Twitter. A Kentucky Derby result has never been overturned via objection.

The drama gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott an elusive Derby win.

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

Country House, a longshot who placed second, was awarded the title after officials determined that Maximum Security had committed an interference foul.

The only reason this probably sounds unfamiliar is because the on-track disqualification of a an apparent victor had never occurred in the 144-year history of the Kentucky Derby leading up to Saturday's decision.

Meanwhile, Rovell revealed that another bettor lost $8,000 after putting money on Maximum Security. John Velazquez, aboard runnerup Invisible Ink, alleged interference at the quarter pole against Monarchos and Jorge Chavez, who crossed the finish line 43/4 lengths in front. "If he's not 100 per cent, we would not even think about taking this horse to the Preakness and then we won't know that for a few days". The ruling confused the 150,729 spectators who saw the race in person and millions more who watched the broadcast. There could be appeals to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission or the courts. Maximum Security was accused of blocking the path of other horses at Churchill Downs by making a wide turn on the rain-soaked track, contrary to the rules. "I think it sends a great message for the integrity of the sport at a time when we've been under fire" after a grim winter at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., saw 23 horses die on the track between December 26 and March 30.

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