The owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security, has a lot of confidence in his horse he’s issued a $20 million challenge to a number of rivals.
Gary West is offering $5 million each to the proprietors of Country House, War Of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any one of those colts finish ahead of Maximum Security the next time they race against him this season.
“Most experts agree that Maximum Security has been the best horse at the Kentucky Derby,” West said.
“I don’t care to discuss the controversy surrounding the events of this race and the disqualification of my horse at this moment, however I firmly believe I have the very best three-year-old in the nation and I’m eager to put my money where my mouth is.”
Country House has been the raised winner of the Kentucky Derby while War Of Will placed 7th after finishing 8th, Bodexpress went to 13th out of 14th and Extended Range Toddy 16th out of 17th.
West said his deal had nothing to do with what occurred in the Kentucky Derby on May 4 in which Maximum Security was disqualified after stewards consented he collaborated together with the route of different horses at the final turn.
The conclusion made Maximum Security, that was 4-1 favorite, the first winner to be staged to get an on-track infraction from the event’s 145-year history.
He had been demoted to 17th.
According to West’s announcement, there are no limitations as to the sort of race, place, distance or track surface, and the offer is only valid for the next time Maximum Security races against any of the other horses.
West will donate 100 per cent of Maximum Security’s winnings from the challenge to the Disabled Jockey’s Fund. If no owners take the struggle, West vowed to give 10 percent of Maximum Security’s future lifetime racing earnings to the business enterprise.
“I am doing this because I think that it would be good for racing along with a unique opportunity to bring more folks into racing due to the elevated interest this could bring to the sport,” he said.
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