Horse Racing

LOS ANGELES — Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized a day later. Twenty-five horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Spectacular Music was running
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Maximum Security owner Gary West has issued a multimillion-dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse’s historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. In a statement Friday, West said he would pay each of those owners $5 million if Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy or Bodexpress finishes ahead
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards’ penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is “unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law.” The rider also seeks to stay his suspension pending appeal to
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Gary and Mary West, the owners of Maximum Security, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday over the disqualification of their horse after he crossed the line first at the 145th Kentucky Derby earlier this month. The Wests sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, its members, staff and stewards who disqualified Maximum Security for interference. The federal
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Jockey Luis Saez has been suspended 15 racing days by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his ride on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby. Saez will appeal the decision, his attorney said. Maximum Security became the first horse in the history of the 145-year-old race to be disqualified from first place due to a
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Owners and their employees stood on the frontstretch, angry and confused. Fans were frozen in the grandstand, brows furrowed, staring at the racetrack’s public address speakers, waiting on an announcement that might finally cement the event’s final finishing order. The competitors themselves simmered, trying not to overreact as one of the greatest — or worst
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly before 6 a.m. The previously undefeated colt
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history, Maximum Security pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly before 6 a.m. and was
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