An already-chaotic Triple Crown season took a surprising turn at the 2019 Preakness Stakes when the No. 9 horse BODEXPRESS went on a joy ride without his Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. Just two weeks after MAXIMUM SECURITY was disqualified in the 145th Kentucky Derby, WAR OF WILL, the horse most impacted by MAXIMUM SECURITY in the homestretch turn, crossed the wire first at Pimlico to Win the … Continue reading BODEXPRESS Lane

WOW, What A Preakness !

All trainer Mark Casse wanted for his horse- WAR OF WILL, (a casualty of interference in the KENTUCKY DERBY) was a fair shot in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes.  He got all of that, and the Win. Gifted young jockey Tyler Gaffalione capitalized, breaking from the rail and working out a beautiful ground-saving trip en route to a 1 ¼-length Victory over long-shot EVERFAST before … Continue reading WOW, What A Preakness !


After MAXIMUM SECURITY was disqualified from his Win in the Kentucky Derby for veering out through the far turn, Kentucky stewards on Sunday assessed his jockey, Luis Saez, a suspension lasting 15 racing days. The ruling, posted Monday to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission website, follows a well-publicized hearing and film review for which Saez hired an attorney to argue that WAR OF WILL, with jockey Tyler Gaffalione, interfered with MAXIMUM … Continue reading MAXIMUM SECURITY Jockey Suspended