a group of people riding on the back of a horse© Andy Lyons/Getty Photos

Most Safety’s disqualification at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was each a stunning and expensive affair.

Bettors who put down cash on Most Safety profitable, inserting or displaying on the Derby misplaced $9 million, in accordance with ESPN.

Most Safety crossed the end line first however was later disqualified after Nation Home’s jockey, Flavien Prat, filed an objection. Stewards dominated that Most Safety bumped into different horses through the closing flip and named Nation Home the Derby winner. Code of Honor completed in second place, with Tacitus coming in third.

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Saturday’s resolution marks the primary time in Kentucky Derby historical past {that a} horse was disqualified on the observe as a consequence of a foul. In 1968, Dancer’s Picture completed first within the Derby however was later disqualified for failing a drug check.

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Nation Home entered the Derby as a longshot at 65–1 odds, the second-longest of any Kentucky Derby winner. Solely $520,907 was wager on the champion at TwinSpires.com, studies ESPN. In response to TwinSpires.com, the biggest win wager positioned on Nation Home was $2,500, and it paid a web $162,500.

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Most Safety closed as a favourite at 9–2, and greater than $6.2 million was wager on the colt. ESPN additionally studies that $1,495,408 was wager on Most Safety to put and $1,272,082 for him to indicate.

Associated slideshow: Finest images from the 145th Kentucky Derby (Offered by imagn) 

a group of people riding on the back of a horse: Country House, left, with Flavien Prat aboard, battles Maximum Security, right, in the stretch of the Kentucky Derby. Country House was determined the winner after an inquiry after the finish. 


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