Kentucky Derby disqualification: Other tainted triumphs caused by mix-ups and blunders | World News

America’s famous Kentucky Derby ended in controversy after the horse that crossed the line first, Maximum Security, was disqualified for interfering with the path of several contenders.

The decision left the runner-up, 65-1 shot Country Horse, as the winner and has been described by Maximum Security’s jockey as the “most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing”.

It is not the first time a high-profile event on live TV has seen a mix-up over the winner…

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