He wrote: "Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur".
The initial victor Maximum Security was disqualified due to an objection, making history as only the second time this has happened at the Kentucky Derby. That all changed on Sunday when Maximum Security, the victor of the Derby, was disqualified, and Country House, a 65-1 long shot, was awarded victory.
However, the excitement over the Kentucky Derby results soon turned to nervousness as the jockey, trainer, and owners waited for a decision regarding a post-race objection. "It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a lovely thing to watch", he wrote on Twitter. Maximum Security's disqualification resulted in a five-figure swing against the house, according to Jay Kornegay, Westgate Vice President of Race and Sports Operations.
In the Kentucky Derby, Saez and Maximum Security stepped out into the path of War of Will around the five-sixteenths pole.
Stewards upheld the objection of the connections of the runner-up Country House, awarding the race to the $65 outside chance.
Stewards, who supervise the outcome of horse races, referenced Section 12 of rule 810 KAR1:016.
"We had a lengthy review of the race".
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Maximum Security was eventually disqualified by the stewards after it was decided he veered out of line and impeded War of Will and Long Range Toddy.
Maximum Security's trainer and owner told Sports Illustrated they planned to pursue any available appeals against the disqualification.
Ed DeRose, the director of communication for TwinSpires.com, the online betting site for the Kentucky Derby, approximated the potential winnings based off of win, place, and show bets.
Unfortunately for the Maximum Security team, that decision went against them. The appeal of that judge's decision was only finalized I March this year, and purse monies from the event held 18 months earlier were recently ordered disbursed by the NJ Racing Commission.
"I don't even want to think about that", Mott said, although he knew the controversy wouldn't die down soon.
The No. 7 horse was one of the favorites as the post time arrived.
The only other time a Derby victor had been disqualified came in 1968, when Dancer's Image was taken down after a post-race drug screening announced several days after the race.