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Haskell: Unlike Derby, Maximum Security wins amid stewards' inquiry

OCEANPORT, N.J. — It was almost deju vu all over again Saturday night at Monmouth Park for Maximum Security in the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational. After crossing the wire first in the 1⅛-mile race, Maximum Security had to survive a stewards' inquiry for interference with King for a Day on the far turn.

However, unlike the Kentucky Derby, where Maximum Security was disqualified from first to 17th by the Churchill Downs stewards, the Monmouth Park stewards upheld the original order of finish, which was Maximum Security first, Mucho Gusto second and long shot Spun to Run third.

Maximum Security was all heart in the race, as he established himself as the leading 3-year-old country.