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Country House — a 65-to-1 long shot — wins 145th Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security disqualified

Country House was declared the winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby on a sloppy, rain-soaked course on a Saturday marked by a controversial review that resulted in a stunning disqualification of Maximum Security, the first place finisher.

For nearly 15 minutes after the race at Churchill Downs Inc. CHDN, +1.53% concluded, officials reviewed the final leg of the race for the roses and determined that Maximum Security, a 9-to-2 favorite, impeded the progress of Country House, a 65-to-1 long shot.

Maximum Security’s jockey Luis Saez after the race acknowledged that his horse was frightened by the crowd at one point during the running.

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