Back in 1980, it was alleged that the winner of the women's bracket of the Boston Marathon didn't run the entire race. Officials couldn't prove or disprove the allegation. After the controversy, NYC marathon officials investigated and determined that she did not run that entire course and disqualified her non-winning time in that race. Since the NYC time was listed as her qualifying time, Boston officials disqualified her because with no official qualifying time from NYC, she was never an official participant in Boston.
Bringing it back to Kentucky, if Justify was never properly qualified for the Derby, do they strip that title and the Triple Crown and say the 2nd place horse won?
The opposite way to handle it is to do the NCAA method. The NCAA lists Louisville as winning the championship but with an asterisk saying it was later vacated
his owners had sold his breeding rights for $60 million.
In retirement, Justify mates as often as three times a day. Coolmore, the international breeding concern that bought Justify’s breeding rights, receives as much as $150,000 for a mating, or $450,000 a day over a five-month breeding season. That means Coolmore has already recouped its $60 million investment.
Well doesn't this have law suit written all over it.