Owner of disqualified horse Maximum Security to appeal Kentucky Derby result: NBC

May 6 (Reuters) - The owner of Maximum Security, the horse that finished first in the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday but was disqualified, said he would file an appeal with the state racing commission in an interview on NBC's "Today" show on Monday.

Gary West, whose horse became the first in the history of the storied race to be disqualified for an on-track infraction, told NBC that he was "stunned, shocked and in total disbelief" when second place finisher Country House was declared the winner.

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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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"This is something that is big enough that the entire racing world is looking at this and I think they deserve an opportunity to really know what was going on," West said of his decision to file an appeal.

After a 20-minute video review, officials found that Maximum Security, who was a 4-1 favorite to win the 1-1/4 mile race, was guilty of a contact foul when he appeared to take a wide turn and impede other horses in the home stretch of the race. The disqualification ruling handed the win to Country House, which had been a 65-1 long shot. (Reporting by Gabriella Borter Editing by Bill Trott)

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