kentucky derby DQ

‘So Many Things To Be Done’: Year After Winning Derby By DQ, Jockey Prat Remains Driven

The distance between the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Gabriel Valley, where Santa Anita sits, is about 30 miles.  As anyone who has driven in Southern California knows, it’s no jaunt. The stopping and going, the glow of red tail lights, the inexplicable grind of too many people crammed onto a highway — […]

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Maximum Security Kentucky Derby DQ Chosen As NTRA Moment Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Maximum Security’s historic disqualification in the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has been voted the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 1,072 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on May 4, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. ET following a near […]

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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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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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Derby Echo? Two Years Later, Judge Changes Result Of Canadian Graded Stakes Race

Two years after the running of the 2017 G3 Canadian Derby, an Alberta judge issued a ruling which has officially altered the results of the race. According to thecomeback.com, Justice J.M. Ross ruled this week that Double Bear is now the official winner of the Northlands Park contest, though Equibase has not changed the results online. The […]

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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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Servis More Confident In Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell Invitational

Maximum Security, the 8-5 morning line favorite in the field of seven salty sophomores, sets out to reclaim his status as the king of this year’s 3-year-old division in the 52nd edition of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Gary and Mary West’s homebred, who was disqualified for interference after […]

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Servis ‘Feeling Good’ About Maximum Security After ‘Super’ Haskell Breeze

Maximum Security turned in a “super” work on Monday morning at Monmouth Park in his last serious prep for Saturday’s $1 million TVG.Com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis said. The disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, in typical Servis style, open galloped a mile shortly after 6:45 a.m. under exercise rider Alvaro Tomas. “He did super. Really […]

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‘All Good’ With Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell

TVG.com Haskell Invitational contenders Maximum Security and Joevia remain on schedule for Monmouth Park’s signature race on Saturday, July 20, with the trainers of both locally-stabled 3-year-olds saying they’re pleased with the status of their respective horses as the field continues to take shape two weeks prior to the Grade 1 race. Maximum Security, the […]

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