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May 2019 Retro Gaming Article


May 4, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

I hoped Game Winner would take the Kentucky Derby, but even the winning horse lost

With a name like Game Winner, how cold an avid gamer not put all their money down? I'm not a gambler,but I was rooting!
I know very little about horses and even less about horse racing. Still, I can't resist the most exciting tow-minutes in sports. Imagine all this training and effort comes down to two minutes. That alone makes it exciting and it's the start of that wishful feeling for a tripple crown winner. Each year I get into the revelry of the Derby.

Each year I find some logic in selecting a favorite to win. Not based on any knowledge, I try to find a hook. This year Game Winner was the obvious choice. With a name one might associate with video games, he was an obvious choice for me. And like every other year, I'm glas I placed no bet as he lost. but it's a fun event to watch.

Game Winner in the Kentucky Derby
This is the first time in Derby history for the "winning" horse to not cross the line first! So, what happened to cause the first horse across the line to be disqualified?

From the Kentucky Derby website:
Maximum Security led all the way home in Saturday's 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs, but Country House was declared the winner after jockey Flavien Prat lodged an objection.

Repeated replays showed Maximum Security drifting off the rail in the final bend and floating other rivals wide. Following a long stewards inquiry, Maximum Security was disqualified and Country House crowned the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby.

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