Maximum Security won the 145th annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but was then disqualified.
Maximum Security was disqualified with officials saying he interfered, which means that long-shot Country House won the race. It was the first time in the race’s history that a horse had been disqualified.
The Kentucky Derby, which takes place annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, usually provides some excitement during what is a down time in the sports calendar. This year was certainly no exception. (RELATED: Sorority Cancels Kentucky Derby Party Because Theme Is Offensive)
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 4, 2019
OH MY GOD!!! ????
Maximum Security has been disqualified for impeding multiple other horses’ paths.
— Sports Plug (@_SportsPlug) May 4, 2019
Leading up to the race, Maximum Security held 8-1 odds to win the race and was widely considered one of the favorites to win. The race’s eventual winner, Country House, was a 65-1 underdog. The Derby is known for the sports betting it attracts, so as always it will be interesting to see who won or lost a lot of money.
As always, high-profile celebrities flocked to the Derby.
*Insert gif of me yelling Let’s Go below* pic.twitter.com/1yRGoDk9MU
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 4, 2019
Backstreet Boys in the house pic.twitter.com/FaMNMOSucY
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 4, 2019
Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday (@LindaH_Official) getting some TV time on NBC’s broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. There is a heavy Patriots presence at the Derby, with Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Brian Hoyer, among others. pic.twitter.com/tR6HAZPRb3
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 4, 2019
It looked like a fun day all around!
Unless of course, you had money on Maximum Security.