Maximum Security Comes Up Short
Horse races should be decided on the track, not in court. That’s one way to read the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in West v. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, a challenge to the decision to effectively disqualify Maximum Security from the Kentucky Derby, despite the fact that that horse was the first to cross the finish line.
Judge Bush’s opinion for the court begins:
“Whether true or perceived to be true, a referee’s calls can ‘change the outcome of [a] game.'” Higgins v. Ky. Sports Radio, LLC, 951 F.3d 728, 735 (6th Cir. 2020) (citation omitted). As is true for Kentucky basketball, the same is true for Kentucky horse racing. At issue here is a call made by racing stewards that changed th
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