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Country House, A 65-1 Long Shot, Wins Kentucky Derby After Historic Disqualification

Maximum Security outpaced the competition on the muddy track and appeared to have won but was disqualified after an objection. Country House's trainer called it a bittersweet victory.

Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET

In a stunning and historic Kentucky Derby upset, the horse that crossed the finish line first was not the one that was declared the winner.

Maximum Security, the favorite entering the race and the only undefeated horse in the field, outpaced the competition on the muddy track at

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