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Kentucky Derby Kerfuffle Marks Yet Another Meme-Worthy Moment

Maximum Security's controversial loss to Country House has earned its own internet fame.
People tried to make sense of the 2019 Kentucy Derby race results on Twitter.
People tried to make sense of the 2019 Kentucy Derby race results on Twitter.

The Kentucky Derby didn’t just end with confusion and ― for many ― disappointment on Saturday. The famed annual race concluded with a Triple Crown-serving of sassy tweets. 

The horse-racing community lamented the decision that transformed Maximum Security from the winner to a loser with a stream of snarky tweets.

Maximum Security finished first in Saturday’s race but after several minutes was stripped of his title when race officials determined that he impeded the path of other horses and disqualified him.

Country House, the second horse to cross the finish line, was named the winner.

Some Twitter users linked what happened in the race to the current state of U.S. politics, while others referred to the federal probe into Russian interference with the 2016 vote. Others were reminded of the 2017 Academy Awards telecast when the film “La La Land” initially was announced as the Best Picture winner in an embarrassing mistake before “Moonlight” received the Oscar.

Other folks on Twitter just used the moment as the perfect excuse to share more Steve Harvey memes.

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