No Preakness Stakes for shock Kentucky Derby victor

Country Horse will join Maximum Security in sitting out Preakness

The Daily Racing Form was first to report that Country House was not running in the Preakness, citing trainer Bill Mott, who said the horse developed a cough and was "acting like he's going to get sick".

Horse racing aficionado Eddie Olczyk explains exactly why Maximum Secuirty was disqualified from the Kentucky Derby and why it was the correct call.

Country House won the Derby last Saturday when Maximum Security, who had crossed the finish line first, was disqualified. After his controversial victory due to the fact that Maximum Security was disqualified from first place for interference, Country House had the opportunity to compete for the Triple Crown.

"Twenty-horse field. I have been wiped out numerous times, but that is the Derby", Baffert said. "I don't think it hit any of us as hard as what it might have". Country House was a 65-1 longshot to win the Kentucky Derby. "Thankfully, I am glad both War of Will and Maximum Security survived the day unscathed and will be good to race another day!" West didn't want to burden his colt with the Triple Crown off the table.

While there are only a few weeks remaining before the newest edition of Preakness will kickstart, let's get to know the different Preakness prep-races and the sure Preakness contenders which will give a festive and exhilarating show on May 18 in Pimlico. It was the first time the horse who crossed the finish line first was not declared the victor.

Country House isn't a racing rock star even after winning the Kentucky Derby.

"He's off the training list and will miss the Preakness", Mott said about the son of Lookin At Lucky, who is still stabled at Churchill Downs.

"He and Code of Honor have been pretty close together in their races", Hennig said.

Country House being scratched is the tip of the iceberg of things going wrong with the Triple Crown.

Said Saez, "I never put anybody in danger". "The video evidence irrefutably shows that his horse, Maximum Security, caused a major infraction that nearly led to a catastrophe and in doing so, denied my horse and others of a better placing".

Kentucky racing authorities swiftly rejected the appeal lodged by Maximum Security's connections after informing the horse's owners that disqualifications are exempt from the appeal process.

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