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Explaining Maximum Security’s groundbreaking disqualification at the Kentucky Derby




The field heads to the first turn during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The field heads to the first turn during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner’s circle.

The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby’s 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning reversal that made 65-1 shot Country House the winner Saturday.

Country House finished second in the slop before objections were raised, causing a 22-minute delay while three stewards repeatedly reviewed different video angles before they unanimously elevated him into the winner’s circle.

Larry sits down with a reporter and the agent for Southern California-based jockey Flavien Prat, whose horse won the Derby after Maximum Security was disqualified.

With files from the Associated Press

Guests:

John Cherwa, special contributor to the Los Angeles Times, where he focuses on horse racing

Derek Lawson, agent for winning jockey Flavien Prat, whose horse Country House won the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security’s disqualification