LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Country House’s stunning victory in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby paid off big.
Stewards awarded the 65-1 long shot the victory following an objection that Maximum Security, the first horse to cross the finish line, interfered with the path of several horses.
Country House, with Flavien Prat aboard, covered the muddy 1¼ miles in 2:03.93 and paid $132.40, $56.60 and $24.60. The $132.40 to win was the second-highest payout in Derby history.
Code of Honor returned $15.20 and $9.80 for second while Tacitus paid $5.60 for third.
The victory was only the second in seven career starts for Country House. His initial win came by 3½ lengths at 1 1/16 mile on Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.