The Great Race
No. It is simply a race with all the horses bunched up together and no discernable leader. In other words, a good race.
A race in "total disarray" would have the horses jumping over fences and into the crowd, leaping into the infield and drowning in ponds, jockeys being killed and the race caller drunk and passed out behind the mike.
Total disarray? Please. But it reads, I guess.