The Churchill Downs owned wagering platform Twinspires announced today they will offer horseplayers that wagered on Maximum Security up to a $10 refund on their win bets.
In an announcement on the official Twinspires Twitter account, they stated, “We’re giving a refund on Maximum Security bets (up to $10) in the @KentuckyDerby.
Maximum Security crossed the wire first in Saturday’s Run for the Roses but was disqualified for interference.
Under jockey Luis Saez, the colt veered in at the 5/16’s mark and interfered with the forward progress of War at Will, causing a chain reaction that also affected Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress.
There were two jockey objections, lodged by Jon Court aboard Long Range Toddy and Flavien Prat who was on Country House, who did not seem to be affected by the incident.
After an excruciating 22-minute delay, the stewards voted unanimously to disqualify Maximum Security and placed him 17th, behind the affected horses.
— TwinSpires.com (@TwinSpires) May 5, 2019
War of Will had crossed the wire eighth, Bodexpress 14th and Long Range Toddy finished 17th.
First DQ for Interference in History
It was the first disqualification of a Kentucky Derby winner for interference in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby. The last objection came in 2001 when the rider of Invisible Ink, John Velazquez lodged a claim of foul against the winner Monarchos, but no change was made.
There was no information up on the refund the Twinspires website as of 7:30 ET. For players that have Twinspires accounts and played Maximum Security to win, they likely will just get an automatic credit to their wagering account.
While Country House is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico on May 18, Maximum Security will not race ion the second jewel of the Triple Crown according to his trainer Jason Servis.
Check out Twinspires for more information on the Derby refund.