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originally posted by: xuenchen
Muddy track and the horse caused the interference, not the jockey.
Controversial call for sure 😎
Derby stewards disqualified Maximum Security for interfering with hard-charging War of Will when both horses were approaching the top of the stretch, in turn causing War of Will to interfere with Long Range Toddy and in turn causing Long Range Toddy to interfere with Bodexpress, who then bumped slightly into 65-1 longshot Country House, who crossed the finished line second.
Bettors who put down money on Maximum Security winning, placing or showing at the Derby lost $9 million, according to ESPN. Ed DeRosa of TwinSpires.com, the online wager service for Churchill Downs, says the winnings of the bets on Maximum Security that didn't pay out would have been $42 million, according to Scott Miller of The Action Network.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: roadgravel
Maximum Security was a 4-1 favorite, so a lot of people bet on him to be somewhere in the top, but that means none of his payouts were going to be all that big. So it's not like anyone lost a lot of money on any one bet.