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Updated: 3 hours 18 min ago
President Donald Trump took to Twitter at 8:49 a.m. ET May 5 to voice his displeasure about the disqualification of Maximum Security to his 60 million followers, linking the decision to an atmosphere of political correctness.
Bourbon War, the runner up in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), is likely to start in the Preakness Stakes (G1), according to owner Mike McMahon of Bourbon Lane Stable.
One day after the biggest immediate disqualification in Kentucky Derby history, the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission defended the unanimous decision of the three Churchill Downs stewards.
NBC Sports' coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on NBC May 4 delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen.
The field for the $700,000 Man o' War Stakes (G1T) may get some international flavor as Magic Wand and Hunting Horn are both expected to return to the United States and race in the 1 3/8-mile turf stakes May 11 at Belmont Park.
While the decision was a hot topic on social media May 5, with opinions generally split between whether the right or wrong call was made, there was general consensus among veteran horsemen that the regulators got it right.
While there was certainly talk of the May 18 Preakness (G1) outside Bill Mott's Barn at Churchill Downs May 5, what dominated the conversation was the disqualification of Maximum Security that awarded the Kentucky Derby (G1) to Country House.
Japan's reigning juvenile champion, Admire Mars, scored a hard-fought victory in the May 5 NHK Mile Cup (G1) for 3-year-olds at Tokyo Racecourse, dialing back from longer distances to end a two-race losing streak.