Maximum Security wins the richest horse race in world

$20-million Saudi Cup goes to DQ’d Kentucky Derby winner

Maximum Security probably will always be remembered for the race he didn’t win when last year he was the first horse in the 146-year history of the Kentucky Derby to be disqualified on race day for interference.

It was a tremendous race as he ran down Mucho Gusto and held off the talented mare Midnight Bisou at  the wire…

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Rich Nilsen is an 18-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. Rich was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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