Luis Saez

Mylady Curlin Refuses To Give In Allaire DuPont Distaff

The Sather Family’s homebred filly Mylady Curlin was relentless in Friday afternoon’s Grade 3 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes at Pimlico, battling the length of the stretch with 2-1 favorite Golden Award and holding on to win by a nose. The 4-year-old Curlin filly, ridden by Luis Saez, was sent off as the 3-1 second choice […]

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Barton Brothers, Former Jockey And Broadcaster, From Her Front-Row Seat To The Derby DQ

Donna Barton Brothers, former jockey and longtime part of the NBC broadcast team for major stakes races, offered her view of the much-debated Kentucky Derby disqualification in her personal blog this week. Brothers, who cannot see an active race from her place on horseback on the track, was responding to a number of questions she […]

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Report: Saez Appealing Suspension, Requesting Stay

Luis Saez, who was hit with a 15-day suspension for his ride in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, has filed an appeal and requested a stay of the sentence, according to the Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty. According to Hegarty, the appeal alleges the stewards did not conduct a thorough investigation of the incident in the […]

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UPDATED: Wests File Federal Lawsuit Over Derby Disqualification

Gary and Mary West have filed a federal lawsuit against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over the stewards’ disqualification of Maximum Security – a horse they bred and own – from a victory in the May 4 Kentucky Derby The lawsuit was reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Named in the suit, according to the newspaper, […]

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Luis Saez Hit With 15-Day Suspension For Derby Interference

Jockey Luis Saez, who piloted Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, has been suspended 15 racing days for his ride in the race. A ruling dated May 12 listed the reason for the suspension as “failure to control his mount and make the proper effort to maintain a straight course thereby causing interference with several […]

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Global Campaign Scores Graded Win In Peter Pan

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign made his second start in graded stakes company a winning one this Saturday, taking the G3 Peter Pan at Belmont by 1 1/4 lengths over late-running Sir Winston. The 3-year-old son of Curlin and jockey Luis Saez covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:46.71. He […]

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Derby DQ: West Calls New Video ‘Indisputable Evidence’ Stewards Made Wrong Call

Attorney Ann Oldfather, representing jockey Luis Saez, told USA Today that she provided a new video to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for a Friday meeting regarding the Kentucky Derby. The video, she said, shows that Saez is not at fault for the incident which resulted in Maximum Security’s disqualification. “There is new and indisputable […]

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Sky Of Hook Tallies First Win For Darby Dan Farm’s Tapiture At Belmont Park

Sky of Hook closed resolutely in the lane to post a narrow victory in a $62,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Friday, becoming the first winner for Darby Dan Farm stallion Tapiture. Ridden in the five-furlong test by Luis Saez, Sky of Hook is owned by EV Racing and was bred in New […]

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Kentucky Steward: Prat Foul Claim Came After Horses Pulled Up On Backside

Some things about last Saturday’s 145th running of the Kentucky Derby may never be crystal clear, including what caused Maximum Security to veer out on the final turn, causing interference to several horses and leading to the unprecedented disqualification of Gary and Mary West’s homebred colt from first to 17th place. One area of confusion […]

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Jon Court: Jockeys ‘Need To Have A Little More Integrity About The Equine Value We Ride’

At 58 years old, Jon Court became the oldest jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. Aboard Long Range Toddy for trainer Steve Asmussen, Court’s trip was compromised when Maximum Security bore out in the far turn, bumping with War of Will and, in turn, Long Range Toddy. Maximum Security was disqualified and […]

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