2019 Kentucky Derby Results: Country House wins 145th Derby after Maximum Security disqualified

Why Maximum Security was disqualified and Country House won

Country House, jockeyed by Flavien Prat and trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, was named the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby after it was ruled that post time favorite Maximum Security made a move that significantly changed the outcome of the race. This is the first Derby win for both jockey and trainer.

Maximum Security crossed the finish line a length and a half ahead of Country House, but just after the race, officials began reviewing tape. For the first time ever, the horse that made it to the wire first was disqualified on site. They ruled that on the final turn, Maximum Security moved out of his lane and bumped his hind right leg into War of Will, who went on to cross the finish line eighth (seventh after the ruling).

Country House will go for the second leg of the Triple Crown at the 144th Preakness Stakes on May 18 on NBC and the NBC Sports app. The 151st Belmont Stakes will round out NBC’s coverage of the Triple Crown on June 8.

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Post Positions

1. War of Will
2. Tax
3. By My Standards
4. Gray Magician
5. Improbable
6. Vekoma
7. Maximum Security - DQ
8. Tacitus
9. Plus Que Parfait
10. Cutting Humor
11. Haikal - SCRATCH
12. Omaha Beach - SCRATCH
13. Code of Honor
14. Win Win Win
15. Master Fencer
16. Game Winner
17. Roadster
18. Long Range Toddy
19. Spinoff
20. Country House - WINNER
21. Bodexpress

Kentucky Derby: Country House wins at Churchill Downs

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Historic Derby objection results in new winner

Country House makes history by winning the Kentucky Derby after initial winner Maximum Security for impeding the lane of War of Will.


Kentucky Derby Schedule

Thursday
MAY 2
4-6:30 p.m. ET
Kentucky Derby Access
Friday
MAY 3
12-3:00, 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET
Kentucky Oaks Race
Saturday
MAY 4
12-2:30 p.m. ET
Kentucky Derby Prep
Saturday
MAY 4
2:30-7:15 p.m. ET
145th Kentucky Derby
Saturday
MAY 4
5-5:30 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special
Thursday MAY 2
Kentucky Derby Access
4-6:30 p.m. ET
Friday MAY 3
Kentucky Oaks Race
12-3:00, 5-6:30 p.m. ET
Saturday MAY 4
Kentucky Derby Prep
12-2:30 p.m. ET
145th Kentucky Derby
2:30-7:15 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special
5-5:30 p.m. ET

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