Derby victor Country House out of Preakness due to illness

Kentucky Derby Winner Country House Out of Preakness Stakes Due to Cough

No Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby Winner County House Out of Preakness

The race, the second leg of the Triple Crown, is May 18.

Country House #20 was declared the victor after a stewards review disqualified Maximum Security #7 at the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on May 4, 2019.

Country House had raced extensively for a modern 3-year-old thoroughbred to this point. West said there wasn't much jockey Luis Saez could do to control Maximum Security on a sloppy track.

The decision promoted Country House to victory even though he was not directly involved in the foul and it was unlikely he would have beaten Maximum Security even without the mishap. He hasn't said that he's going to sue, but did hint at it in an interview on Monday before his appeal was denied. "I don't think it hit any of us as hard as what it might have". He's not a nervous horse, so he doesn't mind the activity.

"He developed a little bit of a cough this morning. They get to where they're sort of curious about the clicking of the shutters on the camera".

Banks said the Clarendon Hills Country House sold 669 burgers during the 12 hours it was open, with the most popular being the regular cheeseburger, which normally costs $11.48.

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War of Will, after being dangerously impeded by Maximum Security, finished eighth in Louisville and was moved up to seventh.

The Geneva Country House sold 643 burgers, and 562 were sold in Lisle, Banks said. People who made a prop bet on "no Triple Crown Winner" have officially won their bets.

A stunned Mott, 65, was nearly apologetic about the outcome considering the circumstances.

Borden did not take questions and exited the news briefing to shouts from reporters about a lack of transparency. "Their determination to disqualify Maximum Security is not supported by substantial evidence".

"I feel awful that I have to apologize for winning", said trainer Bill Mott. "Hopefully, everybody that could be a naysayer would understand what the stewards saw and what the horsemen probably see".

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday denied an appeal by Maximum Security's owners over their horse's disqualification in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. According to ESPN (which got the information from, more than $6.2 million was bet on Maximum Security to win, with about $1.5 million on the horse to place (second) and $1.3 million to show (third).

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