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Kentucky Derby appeal by Maximum Security owner is denied

Gary West, the owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby horse Maximum Security, upped the ante on the post-race rhetoric Monday by calling Churchill Downs "greedy" and saying he would appeal the decision - only to find out later that appeals are not allowed.

Appearing on NBC's "Today" show, West challenged the standard 20-horse Kentucky Derby field, saying it was risky to horses and jockeys, then declared Maximum Security out of the Preakness.

"There is no

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