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Maximum Security Back On Work Tab, Targeting Oct. 26 Bold Ruler Stakes

A colic episode precluded Maximum Security from entering the starting gate for the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby last month, but the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day appears to be recovering nicely as he graced the Monmouth Park work tab on Saturday morning. Clocked in 52.80 seconds for a half, Maximum Security actually breezed an […]

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Local Hope Spun To Run Takes On ‘Wide Open’ Field In Pennsylvania Derby

Robert Donaldson’s Spun to Run will make his second Grade 1 start in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Parx Racing-based trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero. The Hard Spun colt won the Smarty Jones at Parx Sept. 2 by a head after a stretch battle with Grey Magician. The Smarty Jones was the first graded stakes […]

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Servis Plans Parx Workout For Maximum Security On Friday

It’s going to be an early day for Maximum Security on Friday. The horse, who was the first winner in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby to be disqualified from first because of an incident during the race, is scheduled to be on track at Parx on Friday morning. But he won’t be in […]

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Five Stakes Wins Net Luis Saez Jockey Of The Week Title

With five stakes wins, including a redeeming victory aboard Maximum Security in the Haskell, Luis Saez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 15-21, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Maximum Security Rejoins Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings In Seventh Position

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security, winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park, has moved back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, grabbing the No. 7 position. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day scored a 1 ¼-length win over Mucho Gusto in the […]

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Maximum Security The Only 3-Year-Old In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After withstanding oppressive heat and surviving an inquiry to prevail in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 20, Maximum Security gained another leg up on his sophomore male counterparts by working his way into this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by Jason Servis, Maximum Security was making his second […]

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Servis: If Not For Derby DQ, Maximum Security A ‘Slam Dunk For 3-Year-Old Champion’

On the morning after Maximum Security’s triumph in the prestigious Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis was still processing the range of emotions he’s experienced with the Gary and Mary West homebred during a campaign in which the colt was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the controversy-filled Kentucky Derby. […]

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Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle

The mid-day decision made by Monmouth Park officials to abbreviate and push back Saturday’s races produced a dramatic impact on handle and attendance. Announced figures for the Haskell card were $8,556,664 in handle and 25,173 fans through the turnstiles. Compared to last year’s Haskell card, the handle decreased by 36.1 percent. The announced attendance figure, […]

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Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card

Due to the ongoing heat, and with Sunday’s heat index projected to be even higher than it was on Saturday, Monmouth Park has cancelled its 11-race card for Sunday, July 21. The entire Sunday card, including the $75,000 Spruce Fir, will be run in its entirety as drawn on Friday, July 26. The six cancelled […]

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Maximum Security Survives Stewards’ Inquiry For Haskell Victory

There were tense moments for the team surrounding Maximum Security after Saturday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, watching as the “Inquiry” sign lit up on Monmouth Park’s tote board. Gary and Mary West’s talented sophomore colt had crossed the wire first, as he had in the Kentucky Derby, but an incident with King For A Day […]

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