Jockey Luis Saez has been suspended 15 racing days by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his ride on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby.
Saez will appeal the decision, his attorney said.
According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Saez was cited for “failure to control his mount and make the proper effort to maintain a straight course thereby causing interference with several rivals that resulted in the disqualification of his mount.”
Saez was represented by attorney Ann Oldfather during a film review session with Churchill Downs stewards on May 10.
Oldfather also presented a video to the stewards arguing that seventh-place finisher War of Will and his jockey Tyler Gaffalione were actually responsible for the incident.
Neither Maximum Security nor Country House, who was placed first after the disqualification, will race in the Preakness.
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