The record books might say that Country House, a 65-to-1 long shot, won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
But after the most controversial decision in the race's history, President Trump on Sunday tweeted the “best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby – not even close!”
That’s because Maximum Security crossed the finish line first only to see the result undone after a 20-plus-minute review because the horse had veered out of his lane and interfered with other horses around the final turn.
It was the first time in the Kentucky Derby’s 145-year history that the winner has been disqualified due to a foul during the race.
“The Kentuky (sic) Derby decision was not a good one,” Trump wrote. “It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby – not even close!”
An explanation of Maximum Security's #KyDerby disqualification. pic.twitter.com/vf8AN4qvD2
The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, will be run May 18.
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