Kentucky Derby DQ costs bettors around $9M

Getty									Game Winner is the favorite heading into the 2019 Kentucky Derby

Minutes after Maximum Security crossed the finish line at Churchhill Downs and became the 145th victor, the horse's victory became "uncertain", the AP reported.

Country House, jockeyed by Flavien Prat and trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, was named the victor 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.

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

Maximum Security, always on the lead after breaking well as a 4-1 favorite, appeared to have won by one-and-three-quarters lengths in 2:03.93 over a sloppy course, but a jockey objection was filed in the immediate aftermath.

The win came after Maximum Security was first named the victor.

Country House paid $132.40 to win - the second-highest payout in Derby history.

Prat said afterward that while Country House was not contacted directly by Maximum Security, his horse was hit on the hip by another horse on the left hip, causing him to lose "momentum".

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In the century-plus long history of the race, no horse that finished first has ever had the run overturned.

Raging Bull has a 5-1 odds chance to win coming out of gate two.

The stewards reviewed race footage for almost 20 minutes while keeping the crowd of 150,729 in suspense, clutching their betting tickets.

Code of Honor wound up second, followed by Tacitus. Jockey Flavien Prat, who originated the claim of foul, also won his first Derby.

The only other disqualification in the Derby occurred long after the race in 1968.

A pair of Bob Baffert entries, Improbable and Game Winner, came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Here's hoping anyone who bet on Country House didn't immediately throw their ticket away when he initially came in second.

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