OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, disqualified from first in Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby, is expected to arrive at Monmouth Park early Tuesday morning at the barn of Jason Servis, the trainer said.
The Florida Derby winner was scheduled to leave Louisville, Ky., on Monday afternoon for the trip north after coming out of the race “looking good,” Servis said.
Unbeaten in four career starts prior to the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security crossed the finish line 1¾ lengths ahead of longshot Country House but was disqualified from first place to 17th for veering out at the five-sixteenths.
Servis, Monmouth Park-based, said he is just now starting to get over the disappointment of the disqualification.
“Surprisingly, the day after was not too bad for me,” he said. “I don’t know if it was getting some satisfaction from the horse running the way he did but I felt a little better the day after.
“It’s like I told my wife – I don’t want to dwell on it every day. It’s a hard thing to get over but I have to move forward. I actually need to get back to work.”
No plans have been firmed up for the next start for the homebred son of New Year’s Day-Lil Indy by Anasheed, but Gary West, who owns the colt along with his wife Mary, announced on May 6 that that Maximum Security will not go on to the Preakness Stakes on May 18.
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