Gary and Mary 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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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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Maximum Security Emphatic In Cigar Mile Victory

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security has been the subject of controversy throughout his sophomore season, but there could be no argument that the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was much the best in this Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Out-sprinting Breeders’ Cup winner Spun to Run on the lead, Maximum Security and Luis […]

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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 drf.com, the colt will be pointed to the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Dec. 7, rather than the […]

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Clark, Cigar Mile Next Targets For Maximum Security En Route To Pegasus World Cup

Two-time Grade 1 winner Maximum Security will be targeting the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at the beginning of 2020, but connections have yet to decide on a prep race between now and then. According to horseracingnation.com, the options include the G1 Clark Handicap at Churchill on Nov. 29, or the G1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct […]

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Maximum Security Leads All The Way In Bold Ruler Comeback

Making his first start since a colic episode kept him out of the G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Gary and Mary West’s high-profile colt Maximum Security led gate-to-wire in the G3 Bold Ruler at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Jason Servis, ran seven furlongs over the fast […]

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