Country House Wins the 145th Kentucky Derby

Maximum Security crossed the wire five lengths in front of the field but was disqualified for moving out into the field at top of lane. He was placed seventeenth.  Flavien Prat, Country House jockey, placed the objection. After a long review, over twenty minutes, Country House was moved to the winner’s circle.

Maximum Security set the fractions and finished in a final time of 2:03.93. But on his way, coming off the turn for home , he swung wide and the stewards ruled that he impeded his rivals. The moving off the rail by Maximum Security nearly caused War of Will and Long Range Toddy to clip heels.

Country House is the second highest longshot, 65/1, to win the Derby. Country House is Bill Mott first Derby winner.

This is the first time in Kentucky Derby history that a winner has been disqualified for interference.

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is for three-year-old at 11/4 miles on dirt for a $3 million purse, with $1.86 million going to the winner.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark Casse 20/1
2 Tax Junior Alvarado Danny Gargan 20/1
3 By My Standards Gabriel Saez Bret Calhoun 20/1
4 Gray Magician Drayden Van Dyke Peter Miller 50/1
5 Improbable Irad Ortiz Jr. Bob Baffert 6/1
6 Vekoma Javier Castellano George Weaver 20/1
7 Maximum Security Luis Saez Jason Servis 10/1
8 Tacitus Jose Ortiz Bill Mott 10/1
9 Plus Que Parfait Ricardo Santana Jr. Brendan Walsh 30/1
10 Cutting Humor Mike Smith Todd Pletcher 30/1
11 Haikal Rajiv Maragh Kiaran McLaughlin SCR
12 Omaha Beach Mike Smith Richard Mandella SCR
13 Code of Honor John Velazquez Shug McGaughey 15/1
14 Win Win Win Julian Pimentel Mike Trombetta 15/1
15 Master Fencer Julien Leparoux Koichi Tsunoda 50-1
16 Game Winner Joel Rosario Bob Baffert 5/1
17 Roadster Florent Geroux Bob Baffert 6/1
18 Long Range Toddy Jon Court Steve Asmussen 30/1
19 Spinoff Manny Franco Todd Pletcher 30/1
20 Country House Flavien Prat Bill Mott 30/1
21 Bodexpress Chris Landeros Gustavo Delgado 30/1

 

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Country House 132.40 56.60 24.60
Code of Honor 15.20 9.80
Tacitus 5.60

Improbable ran fourth and Game Winner ran fifth.

Maximum Security was disqualified as the winner and placed as the seventeenth finisher.

Maximum Security went off at 9/2.

Running time – 2:03.93

Track rated as sloppy.

Our Top Four Picks were:

    • Maximum Security
    • Improbable
    • Game Winner
    • Tacitus

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