Horse disqualification raising questions

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Luis Saez rides Maximum Security, right, across the finish line first against Flavien Prat on Country House during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. (AP […]

Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards’ disqualification of his horse’s Kentucky Derby victory as “egregious” and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal.

The horse appeared to have a 1 3/4-length victory in the slop over Country House.

Twenty-two minutes later, his victory was overturned with a decision by stewards to DQ the 9-2 second choice because of interference.

Runner-up Country House was elevated to first.

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