Gary and Mary West

‘We Want To Hear Jason’s Side Of It’: Wests Not Rushing To Decide Future Of Maximum Security

Gary and Mary West were surprised by Monday’s news that trainer Jason Servis was among 27 individuals federally indicted on charges related to performance-enhancing drugs in racing, the couple’s racing manager Ben Glass told Horse Racing Nation. Along with Coolmore, the couple owns champion racehorse Maximum Security, a colt Servis recently saddled to win the inaugural […]

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Maximum Security Scores Over Midnight Bisou In Saudi Cup

Maximum Security may be best known for his historic disqualification in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but last year’s champion 3-year-old colt made his 2020 debut a victorious one in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup. The son of New Year’s Day had to run down frontrunner Mucho Gusto and fend off the late run from Midnight […]

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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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Career Best 111 Beyer Speed Figure For Maximum Security In Cigar Mile; Pegasus Next?

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security was a little bit tired but no worse for the wear on Sunday morning after earning his third Grade 1 victory of the season in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day trained by Jason Servis bolstered his bid for […]

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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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High Velocity Outduels Favored Strongconstitution In Bob Hope

Gary and Mary West’s High Velocity, a $350,000 purchase as a yearling, appeared worth every cent Saturday as he outdueled highly-regarded Strongconstitution to win Del Mar’s featured Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes in convincing fashion. High Velocity, a son of Quality Road sent off at odds of even-money, went to the front at the […]

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‘Not Subject To Judicial Review’: Federal Judge Dismisses Wests’ Kentucky Derby Lawsuit

On Friday, federal judge Karen Caldwell dismissed the lawsuit filed by Gary and Mary West, owners of Maximum Security, regarding the colt’s historic disqualification from the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Kentucky stewards officially placed Maximum Security 17th, disqualifying him from first due to interference nearing the top of the stretch and making runner-up Country House the […]

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Stakes-Placed Command Post Retired To WynOaks Farm In Pennsylvania

Command Post, a stakes-placed son of Harlan’s Holiday, has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at WynOaks Farm in Pennsylvania. He will stand for $2,000 S&N. Campaigned by Gary and Mary West and trained by Jason Servis, Command Post hit the board in all but one of his seven starts. He won […]

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Vanned To Aqueduct For Sunday Breeze, Maximum Security Team Decides On Cigar Mile

A last-minute decision to ship Maximum Security from his Belmont base to Aqueduct on Sunday morning helped trainer Jason Servis and owners Gary and Mary West make the decision about the 3-year-old’s next start. According to, the colt will be pointed to the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Dec. 7, rather than the […]

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