Most Safety crossed the end line first however didn’t win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday
Almost 25 minutes after it appeared the 3-year-old colt had received the 145th Run for the Roses, the horse was disqualified for impeding Battle of Will on the ultimate flip. Nation Home, a 65-1 lengthy shot, was declared the winner regardless of ending 1 half lengths again of Most Safety on the end.
On the ultimate flip of the 1 1/4-mile race, Most Safety swerved off the rail into the trail of Battle of Will (No. 1) after which briefly in the way in which of Lengthy Vary Toddy (No. 18), almost inflicting a catastrophic collision. Stewards reviewed video replays of the race whereas jockeys, homeowners and trainers anxiously awaited official outcomes on the sloppy Churchill Downs observe.
It was the primary time in Kentucky Derby historical past that the horse that completed first was disqualified. The win was coach Invoice Mott and jockey Flavien Prat’s first Kentucky Derby victory. Nation Home was the second-longest shot to ever win the Derby, behind solely Donerail’s 91-1 upset in 1913. Battle of Will formally completed seventh, whereas Code of Honor completed second.
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