Maximum Security Arrives At Monmouth, ‘Pointing Toward’ Haskell

by | 05.07.2019 | 2:53pm
Maximum Security, who was disqualified from winning the 145th Kentucky Derby ,gets a pat on the head by stable hand Edelberto Rivas at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey early Tuesday morning May 7, 2019 after a van ride from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Disqualified Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Maximum Security shipped from Churchill Downs to Monmouth Park this week, arriving in New Jersey on Tuesday morning. The 3-year-old son of New Year's Day will not start in next Saturday's Preakness, according to owner/breeder Gary West, but Horse Racing Nation reports that the colt could be aiming for the G1 Haskell on July 20.

“He's pointing toward that race,” said Darby Development chairman and CEO Dennis Drazin, “and of course the horse has to be a hundred percent and doing well. I believe that, all things being equal, Maximum Security will be in the Haskell gate.”

During the van ride from Churchill, Maximum Security also loosened his right rear horseshoe. The offending shoe had to be removed upon his arrival at Monmouth, but the Jason Servis trainee appeared no worse for the wear.

Read more at Horse Racing Nation.

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