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Neither Maximum Security nor Country House will run in the Belmont

Yesterday, Maximum Security’s co-owner Gary West offered $5 million to War of Will, Long Range Toddy, Country House, and Bodexpress for a rematch of the Kentucky Derby, but it won’t happen at the Belmont.

West said Maximum Security, who was disqualified from the Derby and skipped the Preakness, will not run in the Belmont Stakes on June 8. Country House, who was declared the winner of the Derby, won’t run either due to a cough he developed after the race. War of Will, who won the Preakness on Saturday, will run. Still no word on Bodexpress, who became a social media phenomenon after throwing his jockey at the start of the Preakness and finishing the race on his own.

So, it won’t be at the Belmont, but this rematch needs to happen. It’s been a rough year for horse racing, so the sport could use it.

[Herald-Leader]

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3 Comments for Neither Maximum Security nor Country House will run in the Belmont



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    11:31 am May 20, 2019 Permalink

    If Maxium Security’s owners think they were wronged, why not run the Belmont and show they are the better horse?



  2. RealCatsFan
    11:59 am May 20, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t care who runs, as long as Bodexpress will run around the track jockey-less again. I mean, how do you top that?



  3. RealCatsFan
    4:33 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    Better thought- let’s have Country House and Max Security in a two horse runoff with no jockeys!