Kentucky Derby 2019: Weather forecast, rain projections for Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby 2019: Weather forecast, rain projections for Churchill Downs

The Kentucky Derby made history this year because for the first time in the race's 145-year history, the first place victor was disqualified.

About 20 minutes after the race ended, the race's stewards announced that Maximum Security - the only undefeated horse in the field - had been disqualified for impeding the path of at least one other horse in the race. Visit SportsLine now to get Jody Demling's Kentucky Derby victor, see which huge long shot contends, and get the finish positions for every single horse, all from the man who's nailed 9 Derby-Oaks doubles.

Country House finished second in the slop before an objection was raised, causing a lengthy delay while stewards repeatedly reviewed several angles of video footage, before he was elevated into the winner's circle.

The Associated Press reported that Omaha Beach, who just turned 3 in April, would undergo surgery in Kentucky last week.

"Country House, second across the finish line, wins the Kentucky Derby", the AP posted on their Twitter account. In six starts, he had one win, two seconds and one third for $260,175 in total career earnings.

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"It feels pretty darn good", Mott said.

Prat claimed that Maximum Security ducked out in the final turn and forced several horses to steady.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who had a trio of horses in the race, had looked to secure a record-tying sixth Derby victory but it was not to be as Improbable came in fourth, Game Winner fifth and Roadster 15th.

It was a crushing turn of events for Maximum Security trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez, who already had begun celebrating what they thought were their first Derby victories. Koichi Tsunoda's long shot Master Fencer became the first Japan-bred horse to run in the Derby. "It took quite long", Prat said about waiting for the review to be completed by Derby officials.

Two-time Triple Crown victor Baffert finished Improbable at fourth, Game victor at fifth and Roadster at 15th.

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