Trump complains about Kentucky Derby disqualification

Add President Trump to the list of people who did not like the historic disqualification in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

Trump wrote in a tweet that the decision to strip Maximum Security of the victory was “not a good one.” The horse was disqualified for interference, giving 65-1 shot Country House the stunning win at Churchill Downs.

It was the first time such a turnabout had ever taken place at the Derby, and the President was not amused.

“It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch,” Trump wrote Sunday morning. “Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby - not even close!”

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Woodford Reserve Classic Mint Julep by Woodford Reserve

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • crushed ice

Directions:

Express the essential oils in the mint and rub them inside the glass. To the same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon and crushed ice. Stir. Garnish with more ice and fresh mint.

Bourbon Peach Cooler by David Danielson, executive chef of Churchill Downs

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbno
  • 1/4 oz peach schnapps
  • 2 oz peach nectar
  • 1 oz unsweetened ice tea
  • 1 dash peach bitters (optional)
  • peach slice, for garnish

Instructions:

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, schnapps, peace nectar, iced tea and bitters. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with the peach slice and serve.

Kentucky Mule by David Danielson, executive chef of Churchill Downs

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Squeeze of 1 lime wedge (1/8 tsp)
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Instructions:

Combine the bourbon, ginger beer and a squeeze of lime in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir the mixture, garnish with a lim wedge and serve. 

Pimento Cheese Muffins by Food & Wine

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Meatball, Cucumber & Mint Skewers by David Danielson, executive chef of Churchill Downs

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Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs by Life With The Crust Cut Off | Parrish Ritchie

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Chicken Wings Grilled and Glazed by David Danielson, executive chef of Churchill Downs

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Herbed Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches by Best Bites

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Squash Blossoms with Pimento Ricotta by Food & Wine

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Southern Fried Okra by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Oven Baked BBQ Brisket by Best Bites

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Pork Chops and Sugar Snap Peas with Mint Julep Glaze by bon appetit    

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Barbecued Baby Back Ribs with Apple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce by Curtis Stone

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Hibiscus Julep by Old Forester

Ingredients:

Directions

Rub 8-10 mint leaves inside a double old fashioned glass. Add bourbons, liqueur, and syrup. Pack with crushed ice. Garnish with 3 generous sprigs of mint. *Make sure to slap mint. Make sure to insert straw into ice near mint. For the Hibiscus Syrup: Bring 1 cup water to boil, reduce heat, add 2 hibiscus tea bags, steep 15 minutes, discard. Dissolve 1 cup sugar into tea. Store in refrigerator.

Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles with Bourbon Cream and Pecan Butter by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen | Susan Palmer

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Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon-Rosemary Sauce by Food & Wine

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Kentucky Jam Cake by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Upside Down Peach Bourbon Cake by Chez Us | Denise Woodward and Lenny Ferreira

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Smoky Shrimp and Grits by Food & Wine

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Bourbon Peaches and Coconut Cream Pancakes with Bourbon Cream Syrup by Half Baked Harvest | Tieghan Gerard

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Rose Cider Julep 

  • 4-5 oz Angry Orchard Rosé Cider
  • 0.5 oz Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz Creme de Cassis
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves

  1. Muddle mint in the bottom of a Julep Tin.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and then fill the Julep Tin with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a lavish mint bouquet. 
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Gary West, the co-owner of Maximum Security along with his wife, had shown his displeasure with the decision on Saturday, telling The Associated Press that it was “the most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing.”

Trump’s criticism came one day after many social media users compared the outcome of the Triple Crown race to the 2016 presidential election.

“Don’t worry about the outcome of the #KentuckyDerby2019. They reported that Maximum Security won the popular vote,” one user wrote.

Replying to Trump’s claim that the best horse did not win, a Twitter user wrote: “Just like the best candidate did NOT win the 2016 election.”

“Horse won Derby & then it was announced inquiry decided another horse actually won,” another user wrote. “Still hope happens 2016 election results.”

The Maximum Security owners may appeal the controversial decision.

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