by Drew Ward
May 4, the 145th Kentucky Derby came with a lot of controversy. Maximum Security came into the derby with four straight wins and at first, it seemed like he would get five. Maximum Security ran a victory lap after crossing the finish line but the sweet taste of victory would soon be replaced with the bitter taste of disqualification.
After complaints from other riders, replay was used for the first time ever at the derby. It was determined that Maximum Security violated race track rules and was the first horse disqualified for infractions. Second place Country Horse benefited and replaced the race front-runner. Country Horse was a 65-1 odds winner which even lowered before Omaha Beach dropped out in the morning due to illness.