kentucky derby DQ

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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Right Or Wrong? Derby DQ Leaves Unanswered Questions

Kentucky stewards made a controversial decision after the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby… Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In context of how the rules of racing are written in Kentucky, the stewards made the only possible call in their disqualification of Maximum Security from first to 17th. But was it the […]

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Denied: Commission Rejects West’s Appeal Over ‘Arbitrary And Capricious’ Derby DQ

Owner/breeder Gary West filed an appeal with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, citing the “arbitrary and capricious” decision by Kentucky stewards to disqualify his horse after the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, reports the Courier-Journal. The KHRC responded quickly to deny that appeal, based on its regulations stipulating that stewards’ findings on racing […]

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Mike Smith To Ride Improbable In 144th Preakness

Trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed that Kentucky Derby fifth-place finisher (promoted to fourth after the disqualification) Improbable will be pointed to the Preakness Stakes in two weeks’ time, according to The 3-year-old son of City Zip was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., in the Derby, but will have the services of Hall of Fame veteran […]

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‘No One Ever Calls An Objection In The Derby’: Baffert Miffed At Kentucky Derby Outcome

While many horsemen have come out in support of the controversial stewards’ ruling in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert isn’t one of them. Baffert shared his thoughts about the filing of the objections and the subsequent disqualification of winner Maximum Security with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden. “No one ever calls an objection […]

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