Maximum Security: Owner of horse disqualified from Kentucky Derby pulls out of Preakness, vowing to fight ruling


The proprietor of Most Safety, the horse that completed first within the Kentucky Derby however was later disqualified for interference, has been denied the fitting to attraction the choice. 

Gary West, whose horse turned the primary winner to be disqualified for an on-track infraction, stated that the dramatic activate occasions at Churchill Downs left him “shocked, shocked and in complete disbelief”.

However his attraction towards the disqualification was denied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee. 

It known as the request “moot” as a result of the choice to disqualify Most Safety and set up second-placed Nation Home as winner was not topic to attraction.


“The stewards unanimously disqualified Most Safety following two objections lodged instantly after the 145th operating of the Kentucky Derby and after a radical evaluate of the race replay,” the fee wrote in a letter. “That dedication will not be topic to an attraction.”

After a 20-minute video evaluate, officers discovered that Most Safety, who was 4-1 favorite to win the 1-1/Four mile race, was responsible of a contact foul when he appeared to take a large flip and impede different horses within the house stretch.

The disqualification ruling handed the win to Nation Home, which had been a 65-1 lengthy shot.

After dropping the attraction Mr withdrew his steed from the upcoming Preakness Stakes race, saying that there isn’t a cause for him to threat the animal if it may’t win the Triple Crown

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“I feel there isn’t a Triple Crown on the road for us, and there’s no cause to run a horse again in two weeks when you do not have to,” Mr West stated in an interview with NBC’s TODAY present.


He added: “I feel that is one thing that is large enough that the complete racing world is taking a look at this, and I feel they deserve a chance to actually know what was occurring.”

Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery stated that the infraction by Most Safety had nothing to do with the variety of horses within the race and that there isn’t a proof on the contrary.


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