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8 responses to “Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denies appeal requested by owners of Maximum Security”

  1. BigJohnC

    Wow. The video clearly shows it.

  2. unbridled

    Obvious result. The maximum security owner needs to stop crying like a child and find a jockey that can actually control his horse….or one that doesn’t intentionally break the rules and jeopardize the lives of many horses and fellow jockeys. Pretty simple.

  3. Smyrna_Cat

    That seens like an obvious foul … but many on this site will continue to whine and complain. Haters gonna hate.

  4. Brad Gregory

    I lost a $100 payout but I totally agreed with it from the start. Those that I’ve talked to that had a problem with it only watch one race a year

  5. truebluefootballfan

    I understand it was a safety issue and don’t personally have a horse in the fight so out of curiosity could someone tell me what I’m missing that shows it was intentional. I never seen the jockey pull the reigns to lead the horse to the right to block but you can clearly see his outstretched arm trying to correct him back to left. If anything it appears the horse lacked interest in the competition provided and was busy looking all over the place while running which likely could have caused it to veer. The run a path that indirect and still finish several lengths ahead he was clearly the strongest horse by far. Just a shame the jockey couldn’t keep him on a line.

    1. StillBP

      It doesn’t have to be intentional. The jockey’s responsibility is to control the horse. Sure, sometimes that’s impossible, but tough luck, it is against the rules for the horse to veer out like that and cut off other horses. It’s like an employee who fails at a task but ultimately the boss is in charge and therefore fails to get the job done. It was dangerous, they are lucky War of Will’s jockey was able to control him better than Maximum’s or there could’ve been more serious consequences. And as for the indirect path and saying he was “clearly” the strongest, that just isn’t true…not clearly anyway. Maybe? Sure, maybe. War of Will was making his charge to pass and he got cut off, had to slow down quick and also change his position. You can’t say with 100% certainty that WoW wouldn’t have overtaken Maximum.

  6. satcheluk

    This^. It’s just like track and field. If a sprinter from lane 1 inside veered out to lane 4 or 5, they’d be DQd.


      Thank you! This is the best explanation and how I explained it to people. I had WOW and MS to win and after seeing the replay during after the race Maximum Security did veer out and blocked WOW lane path. He should’ve just stayed inside like he was, let WOW charge up, then he charge up. Would’ve been close, but I still think MS would’ve won. Barely though. And MS never interfered with CH. He was way outside and unbothered. Definitely wouldn’t have won. But this the only time I watch horse racing, not a professional so what do I know lol