The Day Horse Racing Changed Forever

Thanks To The 2019 Kentucky Derby We Just Lived Through A Day That Changed Horse Racing Forever

After becoming the first horse to ever be disqualified from the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security made history at the race, but not for good reasons.


Maximum Security was considered one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby, as the race began, #7 was clear and out front and looked to be the one to take home the roses.

As the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby got underway, it looked like one of the clear favorites for the race, Maximum Security, was going to win. As the race came to a close, Maximum Security moved off the rail and made contact with other horses, which per the rule was an illegal move. As he crossed the finish line, the joy and elation of winning the Kentucky Derby came over the jockey, Luis Saez. As the victory party started, it was announced that the race was under protest, fans, and jockeys were waiting on pins and needles for the official result. Then, the official results were released showing that the Country House has won the 145th running for the Kentucky Derby, little did everyone know, history was made that day for the right and wrong reasons.

This was the first time that a horse has ever been disqualified from the race, and with it being the winner, it made news across the world.

As Maximum Security was disqualified, it left Country House, a thoroughbred with 60-1 odds to win the race, declared the winner, which was huge for fans who had placed a bet on Country House. But, what this also did was cost betters across the country over 9 million dollars. This wasn't the first controversy to rock the race, as one of the favorites going into the Derby, Omaha Beach, was scratched from the race. As the race was getting going, it was clear that this Derby was going to be one that was remembered for years to come. But, no one expected what was to come after the finish of the race.

This race has changed the landscape of horse racing and sports across the country.

Now people could be less reluctant to placing a bet, as in sports anything can and will happen. Also, now no matter what the event, anyone and everyone can and will have a chance to win. After this race, it seems that betters will be more likely to look at horses who aren't complete longshots, but they are also not considered the favorites for the race. Everyone wants to dream about making history, and they want to be remembered for generations beyond, but no one is wanting to be remembered like Maximum Security will be remembered, as the horse that was disqualified in the Kentucky Derby.

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21 Things You Say To Your Roommate If You Two Are Practically A Married Couple

Until I made this list, I didn't realize how absurdly close my roommate and I were. #sorrynotsorry

Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"


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Starting My First Job In Over A Year Is A Lot To Take In

After the rough spring semester that I had, I'm glad that I got this job and that now I am getting the experience that comes with it.


The summer between my first and second years of college were both fun and boring, but I would say that it was probably more boring than before. The only reason because of this was because I didn't have a job at the time. I mean, don't get me wrong. Before I graduated high school and the summer after I graduated high school I had a job, but it wasn't a job that I thoroughly enjoyed or wanted to continue doing when I got back the summer after my first year of college.

Also, I wasn't lazy. I applied for a bunch of jobs but at the time only two of the jobs got back to me for an interview.

The first job said that they already had a lot of employees that were in college and while the second job said that they would call me back for another interview with the actual boss, I didn't get a phone call about it. So that summer was mostly spent with me at home doing housework as well as picking my brother up from band practices since he didn't have his license yet at the time. So you could guess that this was not a fun summer.

After that summer and learning that I would be able to move into the apartment complex that my friend Sam and I signed up for, I knew that I needed to get money in order to pay for things like groceries, utilities, and others. With that came finding a job. During the long winter break that I had, I was filling out job applications but no one was getting back to me. At this point, I was losing hope and praying that I could find a job as soon as possible so I don't have to apply to a place I didn't want to apply beforehand.

That was when I applied to two camps that were for children with special needs, and then after it passed the date of accepting applications, I got an email from one of the camps about a job interview. The hard thing was that it was hard to find time to do an interview because I had no time to come home from college and so I had to do a phone interview. But trying to find time to do a phone interview was hard because I had no free time. When I finally had time for a phone interview, I was so nervous about it. Afterward, I got told that I had gotten the job and that when I get home from school that I can go get the paperwork.

Now I am currently finishing my second week as a camp counselor and it is honestly one of the best things that could happen. After the rough spring semester that I had, I'm glad that I got this job and that now I am getting the experience that comes with it.

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