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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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Lil Indy, Dam Of Maximum Security, Consigned To Keeneland November Sale

Lil Indy, the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, will be sold in foal to leading sire Quality Road during the premier Book 1 of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Also offered is a weanling full-sister to Maximum Security. Both Lil Indy and her weanling filly are consigned by […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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West: ‘Intention Is To Race Maximum Security’ In 2020; Game Winner, Done For The Year, May Be Retired

Owner Gary West had some good news and bad news about Maximum Security and Game Winner, the 3-year-old stable stars he owns in partnership with his wife, Mary. Maximum Security, the pro-tem leader of the North American 3-year-old male division and the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, is expected […]

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Fighting Mad Draws Away Late In Torrey Pines

Stealing the lead at the start, Gary and Mary West’s Fighting Mad maintained her front-running presence throughout Saturday’s Grade 3 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of New Year’s Day kicked well clear of her rivals in the stretch, cruising under the wire to win by at least six lengths as the […]

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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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Maximum Security: Servis ‘Might Be More Nervous’ For Pegasus Than He Was For Derby

Maximum Security had “another good day” on Friday, according to trainer Jason Servis, as the Grade 1-winning colt moves closer to a return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park – the horse’s first start since he crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby on May 4. The $150,000 Pegasus […]

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Maximum Security’s Pegasus Status Up In The Air As Servis Orders Blood Work

Jason Servis has ordered blood work to be done on his star trainee Maximum Security, according to drf.com, as the trainer was not “entirely pleased” with the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day. Controversially disqualified after hitting the wire first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security breezed without recording an official time on June […]

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Maximum Security Breezes At Monmouth, Still Under Consideration For June 16 Pegasus

Maximum Security has now worked twice since crossing the line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, and trainer Jason Servis was pleased with the colt’s exercise despite Monmouth’s clockers not crediting him with an official breeze time. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was sent out to two-minute lick over a mile then gallop […]

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