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Maximum Security’s Owners are not Quitting

The Kentucky Derby ended five days ago, yet the owners are still fighting to finish first.

Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Unlike any other Derby, the horse was disqualified for cutting off and making contact with multiple horses. The video evidence is pretty obvious; not to Gary and Mary West.

The owners filed a formal appeal with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday. As expected, it was was quickly denied.

Even though the owners are running out of options, they’re willing to take Maximum Security’s fight to court.

The owners aren’t the only ones lawyering up. Jockey Luis Saez has retained Louisville attorney Ann Oldfather to defend him if he is disciplined by the horse racing commission. Saez and other jockeys are reportedly meeting with racing stewards Friday to review tape from the race.

This fight is far from over, but isn’t it about time to quit beating a (not-so) dead horse?


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for Maximum Security’s Owners are not Quitting

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    12:14 am May 10, 2019 Permalink

    Agree with your last sentence.

  2. dcforuk
    12:17 am May 10, 2019 Permalink

    They are kicking against the goads.

  3. bobbyneckbrace
    1:09 am May 10, 2019 Permalink

    I hope they tear Churchill Downs a new ass!!! And Flavien Prat

  4. brainesman
    2:11 am May 10, 2019 Permalink

    I still don’t understand how one can look at the rules, see what Maximum Security did, and then say he shouldn’t be disqualified. Maybe the best horse didn’t win, but two were eliminated because of what MS did

  5. shelby
    8:11 am May 10, 2019 Permalink

    If horses are supposedly “required” to stay in their lanes, why do they all collapse to the inside as soon as they come out of the gate?

  6. Cousins Fake Tooth
    1:56 pm May 10, 2019 Permalink

    Don’t blame them. Goes on all the time and never called. All of a sudden it is? Plus, Churchill Downs would of been out an additional 10 million of Maximum was called the winner, refused to let them see tape until 5 days after the race, then almost immediately has appeal denied once its filed. Sounds pretty shady.