Maximum Security jockey suspended 15 racing days for Kentucky Derby disturbance.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspended Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez for 15 racing days after he interfered with other horses during the Kentucky Derby.
In issuing its judgment versus Saez, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Saez stopped working to control his mount and “make the proper effort to keep a straight course thus causing interference with a number of rivals that resulted in the disqualification of his install.”
Saez’s suspension is set for May 23-27, 30-31 and June l, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20.
Saez can appeal the judgment however needs to do so in the next 10 days.
Optimum Security crossed the surface line first throughout the Derby, but after the race, there were objections raised by a minimum of 2 jockeys.
After a review that lasted 22 minutes, the stewards of the Derby stated that Maximum Security had actually hindered several other horses as they made their method down the stretch.
The subsequent ruling disqualified Maximum Security handing the race to Country Home, who entered into the race as a 65 -1 longshot.
Maximum Security’s owner Gary West lost the appeal of the disqualification and revealed his horse will not run in the Preakness Stakes on May 18.