Country House (65-1) Among Biggest Kentucky Derby Longshot Winners Ever

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  • Country House (65-1) won the 2019 Kentucky Derby by disqualification over Maximum Security (4-1), who was the favorite.
  • Country House went off at 65-1 odds, the second-longest odds ever for a horse that won the Kentucky Derby, behind Donerail (91-1) in 1913.

A scene 145 years in the making occurred today at the Kentucky Derby.

Maximum Security, who went off as the favorite at 4-1, finished first and won the Kentucky Derby, but was disqualified for moving out of his lane, vaulting Country House (65-1) into the top spot.

It marks the first time in Derby history that the horse who finished first did not officially win the race.

With the victory, Country House becomes the second-biggest longest winner of the Derby ever. In 1913, Donerail (91-1 odds) and jockey Roscoe Goose won the Kentucky Derby by a half length.

Here is the final trifecta after the disqualification:

  1. Country House (65-1)
  2. Code of Honor (13-1)
  3. Tacitus (5-1)

Here's the official list of the biggest longshots to win the Kentucky Derby in the 145-year history of the storied race:

  • 1913: Donerail (91-1)
  • 2019: Country House (65-1)
  • 2009:  Mine That Bird (50-1)
  • 2005: Giacomo (50-1)
  • 1940: Gallahadion (35-1)

Country House at 62-1 is the second biggest longshot to win the Derby. No. 1 was Donerail in 1913, who went off at 91-1.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2019

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