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Maximum Security owner threatens lawsuit after appeal denial

Marty Finley
Maximum Security owner threatens lawsuit after appeal denial

The owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby horse Maximum Security has been denied an appeal by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission but is expected to sue, according to an ESPN report. The horse's owners, Gary and Mary West, were hoping to overturn a ruling by horse racing stewards that named runner-up Country House the winner after an objection was raised that Maximum Security interfered in the race. Maximum Security was penalized for crossing into the paths of two horses, War of Will and Long Range Toddy, that impeded their position.