Gary West

Report: Coolmore Buys Racing, Breeding Interest In Maximum Security

Maximum Security, a leading candidate for an Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old male of 2019, will be co-owned by Coolmore when he makes his next start. Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reports that Gary West, who bred and co-owns the son of the Street Cry stallion New Year’s Day with wife Mary, has sold a […]

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What Did You Read? Top Horse Racing Stories Of 2019

As we prepare to close the book on 2019, it’s time for our traditional look back on the most popular stories of the year by traffic. We’ve done this for four years now (see previous editions of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). It’s no secret that 2019 was a tough year for horse racing, and […]

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Maximum Security Officially Ruled Out Of Pegasus World Cup

On the heels of The Stronach Group’s annoucement of a $6 million purse reduction for it’s Pegasus World Cup, Gary West has decided that Maximum Security will not enter the starting gate. According to the Thoroughbred Daily News, West has targeted February’s $20 million Saudi Cup as the next race for his star colt. “The Saudi […]

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The Friday Show Presented By MyRacehorse.com: New Whip Rules, Pegasus Changes?

California racing has seen several policy changes this year when it comes to horse racing safety. The latest proposal would restrict the use of riding crops by jockeys during races. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the proposal and what it might mean for the sport. Plus, a […]

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‘Absolute Game-Changer’: Maximum Security Could Target Saudi Cup After Pegasus Purse Reduction

Gary West was disappointed with The Stronach Group’s announcement of a major purse reduction in it’s flagship Pegasus World Cup this Sunday, the owner told bloodhorse.com. The purse was cut from $9 million to $3 million just 41 days before the Jan. 25 contest at Gulfstream Park, and West is now considering re-routing his colt Maximum […]

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‘An Outrageous State Of Affairs’: Wests Plan To Appeal Judge’s Dismissal Of Maximum Security Kentucky Derby Lawsuit

Gary West, the owner of Maximum Security along with his wife Mary, said in a statement Monday that the Wests plan to appeal a judge’s ruling last week that dismissed their lawsuit against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and the stewards who disqualified their horse from this year’s Kentucky Derby. “Kentucky’s regulations make clear that […]

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West: ‘Intention Is To Race Maximum Security’ In 2020; Game Winner, Done For The Year, May Be Retired

Owner Gary West had some good news and bad news about Maximum Security and Game Winner, the 3-year-old stable stars he owns in partnership with his wife, Mary. Maximum Security, the pro-tem leader of the North American 3-year-old male division and the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, is expected […]

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Churchill Downs Goes Overseas To Look At Potential Of Single Starting Gate For Kentucky Derby

Officials from Churchill Downs Inc. traveled to Great Britain last week to look into the possibility of doing away with the two-starting gate system now used for the Kentucky Derby, spokesman Darren Rogers told Horse Racing Nation. Rogers said he had no more information to reveal at this time but confirmed to the website that […]

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‘He’s Going To Run’: Maximum Security To Face Five Rivals In Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today. The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is the last local prep race for the $1 million […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: ‘Challenging’ Times

The second leg of what has turned out to be one notable Triple Crown series is in the books. Meanwhile, the drama continues off the track for the horse racing industry with lawsuits, betting challenges, legislative hearings and media scrutiny. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss War of […]

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