BC-RAC--Maximum Security-Monmouth Park
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security has arrived at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history arrived at the track shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The previously undefeated colt was taken to the barn of trainer Jason Servis. The Florida Derby winner was walked and then put in a stall to rest.
Servis was not present. He is expected to be here Wednesday or Thursday, a track spokesman said.
There were a few photographers, a videographer and a reporter outside the No. 2 barn at the Shore track, which had a big pink plant in front and hanging flower pots.
An appeal of the disqualification was filed on behalf of owners Gary and Mary West on Monday. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denied it within hours, saying the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal.
However, West said the matter is not settled. The horse won’t run in the Preakness in Baltimore, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
AP Sports Writer Gary B. Graves in Louisville, Kentucky, contributed to this report.