History Made At Kentucky Derby As Country House Wins On Disqualification
LOUISVILLE – History was made at the 2019 Kentucky Derby as Country House becomes the first to win on a disqualification.
The original winner was the favorite on the day and the only undefeated horse in the field, Maximum Security.
However, an objection was immediately filed after the race, claiming Maximum Security impeded the run of another horse. Replay shows Maximum Security does step out from his line near the rail, veering in front of War of Will (who finished eighth).
After a review, they awarded the victory to Country House and his trainer, Bill Mott, who is in the Hall of Fame but had never won the race.
Country House went off at 65-1, the second-largest longshot in the history of the race. Only Donerail at 91-1 in the 1913 Derby had longer odds.
Code of Honor wound up second, followed by Tacitus in third.