Gary and Mary West

‘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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Improbable Now 8-5 On Pennsylvania Derby’s Revised Morning Line

Maximum Security, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 40th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, will not run. Trainer Jason Servis announced Tuesday that the colt will miss the race because of an issue with his colon. “He was doing great,” Servis said. “I was really looking forward to […]

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Maximum Security Ruled Out Of Pennsylvania Derby After Nephrosplenic Entrapment

Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner Maximum Security is out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx due to a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment that developed shortly after the colt returned from a morning work on Monday, trainer Jason Servis announced on Tuesday. Servis said that an issue developed with his star 3-year-old late […]

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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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