History was made in Louisville on Saturday as the horse that finished first in the Kentucky Derby did not win the race.
"Country House was named the winner of 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday after the unofficial winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified," Sports Illustrated explained. "Jockey Flavien Prat, who rode Country House, filed an objection claiming that Maximum Security came out of his lane in the final turn. Stewards reviewed the footage and ruled in his favor. Saturday's decision marks the first time in Kentucky Derby history that the horse to cross the finish line first did not win."
The result reminded many of the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump was selected by the Electoral College, despite the fact 2,868,686 more ballots were cast for Hillary Clinton.
Here is some of the analysis:
Just like with the 2016 presidential election the "orange haired horse" that came in second was declared the winner #KentuckyDerby2019— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1557012978.0
Country House wins Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security finishes race first but loses Electoral College. #KentuckyDerby2019— Top Conservative Cat (cat/cat) (@Top Conservative Cat (cat/cat))1557013370.0
Still waiting for results of #KentuckyDerby2019. Apparently one horse won the popular vote and another horse won the Electoral College. 🐎— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1557011683.0
Now it's gonna be: Explain the Electoral College AND the Kentucky Derby to the rest of the world. #KentuckyDerby2019— James Robert Carroll (@James Robert Carroll)1557012254.0
Well, it finally happened in sports too, the person who crossed the finish line first (aka the popular vote winner)… https://t.co/XBg61IP7rz— Kurt Bardella (@Kurt Bardella)1557012567.0
It was the super delegates #KentuckyDerby— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1557013001.0
Donald Trump should've been disqualified as president for a contact foul. #KentuckyDerby2019— Laurie Crosswell (@Laurie Crosswell)1557013320.0
Didn’t know that the Kentucky derby has an electoral college too. #kentuckyderby— Steve Weinstein (@Steve Weinstein)1557012685.0
Me, glancing at a news alert on my phone: “Whoa, the Kentucky Derby winner was disqualified.” My dad: “Did they rea… https://t.co/m6Q7clZsjl— Felicity Disco (@Felicity Disco)1557012902.0
If today's Kentucky Derby showed us anything, it's that we need to finally do away with the electoral college. - Somebody at Vox probably— Jazz Shaw (@Jazz Shaw)1557012920.0
The popular vote victor loses the White House. The wrong Best Picture is announced at the Oscars. The Kentucky Derb… https://t.co/pBwQeEPA1J— Hillary Warned Us Trump Would Try & Steal It (@Hillary Warned Us Trump Would Try & Steal It)1557013907.0
Even the Kentucky Derby is ruined in Trump world. The Hillary horse was robbed and a Russian backed longshot was gi… https://t.co/JbVLyjyLQ4— Michael Latham (@Michael Latham)1557013237.0
I cry every year. I love horses, I love Kentucky, I love this sport. And Hillary Clinton won the Derby. #KentuckyDerby145— emily warren (@emily warren)1557014465.0
... But Country House won the electoral college... #KentuckyDerby2019 https://t.co/6VaXJv5TWa— Rich 🔔🥁🏍 (@Rich 🔔🥁🏍)1557012922.0