The coach of one of the horses involved in the Kentucky Derby controversy that led to the disqualification of Maximum Security and made Country House the winner expressed his anger on Tuesday.
Mark Cbade, Will's War trainer, told the Courier-Journal that he believes Maximum Security rider Luis Saez intentionally blocked his horse and compared the horse's run to a "drunk driver."
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"I tried to handle this in a nice and calm way, and I did not think that was said enough about the trip our horse made," Cbade told the newspaper. "Now, given some of the recent comments, I'm angry."
Cbade's response came after Maximum Security owner Gary West accused War of Will of causing the problems. The maximum security was disqualified after the commissioners determined that the horse intentionally prevented the path of two other horses, including the War of the Will.
"He took everyone intentionally, and then he submerged," Cbade told the Courier newspaper. "It's almost like following a drunk driver, you do not know in which direction he's going to go … People were shooting at Tyler, saying he should have come in or he should have gone out, that really bothers me." I went back and looked at all the I noticed that they bothered us not only in the main event, but that they had met us before that. "
War of Will is ready to compete in the Preakness on May 18, while Maximum Security and Country House are expected to skip the event.
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West said he planned to "file suit in the appropriate jurisdiction" after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) denied his appeal to the decision of Churchill Downs administrators.
Samuel Chamberlain of Fox News contributed to this report.