LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Maximum Security’s jockey, Luis Saez, is facing a suspension of 15 racing days.

According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, a hearing was held before the Board of Stewards and the decision was made to suspend Saez for the following days: May 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 and June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14. 

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The commission said this jockey was suspended for failing to control his horse and make the appropriate effort to maintain a straight path--causing interference with several race competitors. 

At the 145th Kentucky Derby, on May 4, Maximum Security was disqualified.

Saez said he is planning to appeal the suspension.

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