From a wild ending to Brady and Baker: Best of Kentucky Derby social media

Marty Smith: Unreal scene at the Kentucky Derby (3:33)

Marty Smith describes the atmosphere after Maximum Security was disqualified, saying the scene was unreal. (3:33)

The Kentucky Derby is always a scene, full of pageantry and celebrities. But this year's race also became a scene when it witnessed a first in the 145-year history of the race: a winner disqualified for interference.

Some of the reaction on social media was straightforward and paid homage to the historic -- and shocking -- nature of how things unfolded, from the disqualification to a 65-1 long shot ending up in the winner's circle.

Yet others were simply puzzled by what transpired.

Of course, the Kentucky Derby is known for more than just the race itself, even when the race ends in such bizarre fashion. It's also known for parties, fancy hats -- and plenty of celebrities. The 2019 Derby was no different, with several pro athletes in attendance and featured on social media, including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and IndyCar racer Josef Newgarden. Even the Stanley Cup was at Churchill Downs.

Here are some of the top prerace social media posts from the sports world at this year's Kentucky Derby.