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Owners of Maximum Security sue horse racing commission over Kentucky Derby disqualification

The owners of Maximum Security are suing over the disqualification of their horse after he crossed the finish line first at the Kentucky Derby.
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Luis Saez rides Maximum Security to victory during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs.

Earlier this month, Maximum Security was disqualified in the Kentucky Derby after allegedly crossing into the path of competitors.

Now, the horse's owners are suing the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in federal court, claiming the disqualification process "bizarre and unconstitutional," ESPN reports.

Gary and Mary West own Maximum Security. Earlier this month during the 145th Kentucky Derby, the horse crossed the finish line first. Country House, the horse that finished second, was declared the winner.

WDRB reported the Wests are seeking to overturn the official race result and claim the prize money for a first-place finish.

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The commission declined to comment to WDRB and ESPN about the lawsuit.

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