"And I think they deserve an opportunity to really know what was going on".
Legal action over a Derby result does have precedent in the sport, with the 1968 Derby, when Dancer's Image owner Peter Fuller contested his apparent winner's disqualification after a urinalysis revealed a drug prohibited in Kentucky. It will be anti-climactic.
Country House went off 65-1 and won the race after Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first, was disqualified for interfering with other horses during the race. Flavien Prat of Country House and Jon Court of Long Range Toddy filed a complaint with the stewards, who then deliberated for 22 minutes before taking down Maximum Security as the victor and replacing him with runner-up Country House.
But that's not what Trump is upset about, or what he considers "political correctness".
Except it probably wasn't unfair. "Isn't the judges decision essentially correct, even if you don't like it?"
Prat's agent, Derek Lawson, who has been in horse racing for over 30 years, told "GMA" he did not think the move by Maximum Security or his mount Luis Saez was intentional "at all".
Country House's trainer Bill Mott, who got his first Kentucky Derby win, said: "I know the stewards had a very, very hard decision and I'm glad I wasn't in their shoes". He means "coming down" from the top of the leaderboard. Accusing a horse race.
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"I obviously saw the horse move out, but in the Kentucky Derby where you've got 20 horses-and you shouldn't have 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby", he said.
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Race fouls, like the interference foul Saturday, are judgment calls made by a committee of track officials called stewards.
West also declared Maximum Security fine but will monitor him the next few days. Gato Del Sol, the long-shot victor of the 1982 Kentucky Derby (considered one of the weakest fields in the race's history), bypassed the Preakness to focus on the Belmont after his trainer made the rather preposterous suggestion that the Preakness be moved back a week.
The lead-up to Triple Crown season and the week at Churchill Downs was not what horse racing officials had hoped for.
Saturday's mess, though, proved that the hype generated by a giant field isn't worth it.
Told you it would be anti-climatic. Now that two horses accomplished it in four years - after a layoff that started in 1979 - maybe we should acknowledged that asking such young horses to run long distances three times over a short period (early May to mid-June) doesn't make much sense. Trainers and owners could like their chances a little more at Pimlico. They'd nearly never ask so much out of them under other conditions. "It's not optimal, but it's the price you pay for winning the Kentucky Derby". This Kentucky Derby will be talked about for a long time, up there with (jockey Bill) Shoemaker standing up at the sixteenth pole (on Gallant Man in 1957).