Just when you thought you've seen it all, you realize something utter stupid happened and now you've seen it all.
I and I am sure I am not alone here will ever recognize Country House as a Kentucky Derby champion. I have lost all respect for Bill Mott as well. I don't say anything of this lightly. I've been in this game way too long, my grandfather owned raced horses and I know the business all too well.
Flavien Prat should be ashamed of himself and its a disgrace to the sport of horse racing for what he did.
The stewards, I don't know their thought process and why they acted the way they did.
Let me say this did Maximum Security impede anyone? YES.
Did he impede Country House? NO!
Did Country House in any way get touched by any other horse on the turn? NO!
Tell me why Flavien Prat is calling for an objection? Wait you don't have to answer that. They knew there was some impediment but War of Will wasn't going to win the race, finished 8th and wasn't going to file an objection.
In a cheap attempt to STEAL the Kentucky Derby, Prat and Mott filed objection.
When interviewed after speaking with the stewards, he made up lies. Go back and listen to what he said, NONE OF IT HAPPENED to him or his horse. NONE OF IT.
When asked was his horse going to win the Derby on the track, he didn't answer YES, he gave some bull answer and avoided the whole question.
If he truly felt something happened to keep him from legitimately winning, he would've answered YES, that cost us the race, I had the best horse and should've won but that cost me and the horse the win. You speak with conviction and mean it. He didn't mean a damn word he said and knew what he and Mott were trying to do.
As for Mott, his answers were worse. Jockeys were almost thrown off their horses. Where, When?? Watch the video it never came close to happening. You wanted to win a Derby so bad, you stooped to this lower than low level of absurdity.
When in the winners circle, the crowd let them know it was bull as they poured in the boos. They tried talking louder than the boos but sorry, that didn't work.
A truly black eye moment for a sport still struggling for an identity. This isn't how you do it.