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Friday, May 10, 2019

Horse Sense

I've been sitting on this one for nearly a week, watching the video over and over, listening to the experts on the radio.

Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in last week's Kentucky Derby, but it was disqualified.  Maximum Security, it was determined, drifted out of its lane and interfered with other horses.  Country House was given the win.

After looking at the video, yes, Maximum Security did appear to drift a bit.  Did it rise to the point of interference?  I didn't think so, and I would not have disqualified the horse.

It did take stones to DQ Maximum Security, and it was the first in the 145 year history of the Kentucky Derby.

In my view, you really needed a convincing case to make the change, and I just didn't see it.