(Maximum Security / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
From the Ashford Stud Media Team:
World Champion and Eclipse Award-winning three-year-old Maximum Security has been retired from racing and is now available for inspection at Ashford Stud where he will stand for 2021. Winner of his only start as a juvenile by 9¾ lengths for owner/breeders Gary & Mary West, Maximum Security was first past the post in all of his four Grade 1 starts as a sophomore winning the Haskell, the Cigar Mile and the Florida Derby and was arguably unlucky to have lost the Kentucky Derby despite having run out an easy winner.
As a four-year-old, Maximum Security won the lucrative Saudi Cup, defeating eight individual Grade 1 winners, before transferring to Bob Baffert for whom he won the San Diego Handicap [G2] and the Pacific Classic Stakes [G1].
The best son of Street Cry’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day, Maximum Security is a three-parts brother to triple Grade 1 winner Flat Out so he has the pedigree to match his race record and looks. “Maximum Security was an exceptional racehorse and I have no doubt that he will prove very popular with breeders once they see him,” said Ashford’s Director of Sales Charlie O’Connor. “He’s an extremely impressive-looking individual.”
Maximum Security’s fee has been set at $20,000.