Derby ‘Winner’ Maximum Security arrives at Monmouth, pointed to Haskell

OCEANPORT — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday [May 7] at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July.

The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly before 6 a.m.

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.

There were a few photographers, a videographer and a reporter outside the No. 2 barn, adorned with a big pink plant in front and hanging flower pots.

The arrival of Maximum Security coincided with Monmouth Park’s annual news conference leading to the new season.

Not so, said trainer Kelly Breen, whose Ruler on Ice won the 2011 Belmont Stakes. He called the takedown the right move.

Posts for the 145th Kentucky Derby

Run for the Roses, Saturday May 4, 2019

Here is the post position draw for this Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby

1.War of Will, 20/1

2. Tax, 20/1

3. By My Standards, 20/1

4. Gray Magician, 50/1

5. Improbable, 6/1

6. Vekoma, 20/1

7. Maximum Security, 10/1

8. Tacitus, 10/1

9. Plus Que Parfait, 30/1

10. Cutting Humor, 30/1

11. Haikal, 30/1

12. Omaha Beach, 4/1

13. Code Of Honor, 15/1

14. Win Win Win, 15/1

15. Master Fencer, 50/1

16. Game Winner, 5/1

17. Roadster, 6/1

18. Long Range Toddy, 30/1

19. Spinoff, 30/1

20. Country House, 30/1

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21. Bodemeister, 30/1

Wet track appears very likely for this year’s KY Derby.

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