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#pounditTuesday, August 4, 2020

Video shows what Maximum Security did to earn disqualification

Maximum Security foul

Maximum Security was disqualified from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby following a review by the race stewards after an objection was filed following the race.

The 3-year-old colt crossed the finish line first in the 145th running of the race, but Country House, who finished second, filed an objection. This video shows exactly what Maximum Security did to earn the disqualification. You can see the colt drift into the path of War of Will.

Country House was actually a beneficiary of the foul as it took War of Will and Long Range Toddy out, making it a head-to-head battle.

The outcome, which was the first time a horse that crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby was disqualified, was dissatisfying to many. But the video seems to show it was the right call, even if Country House was not the best horse on the track.

Thanks to the disqualification, Country House was declared the winner. The best reaction of all came from the New Orleans Saints, for reasons you can guess.

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