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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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Bodexpress Behaves, Breaks His Maiden At Gulfstream Park West

Bodexpress shed his bad-boy image as well as the dubious distinction of being the world’s most famous maiden, Monday at Gulfstream Park West, graduating by three lengths in Race 2 while offering a commanding, drama-free performance. “It was important to me,” a relieved trainer Gustavo Delgado said. “Now he is very good. He broke from […]

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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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‘Need To Give Him A Rest’: Country House Won’t Race Again In 2019

Trainer Bill Mott told drf.com that the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not race again this season, because he has been unhappy with the colt’s progress since being moved up via the historic disqualification of Maximum Security on the first Saturday in May. Country House was originally ruled out of the Preakness and the […]

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‘He’s Going To Run’: Maximum Security To Face Five Rivals In Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today. The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is the last local prep race for the $1 million […]

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