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.
|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:
|Code of Honor||15.20||9.80|
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
- Game Winner