Disqualified Kentucky Derby horse Maximum Security will not run in Preakness
© Getty Images

Maximum Security, the horse disqualified after winning the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, will not run in the next Triple Crown race.

Owner Gary West told NBC's "Today" on Monday that it's not worth it to compete in the Preakness Stakes on May 18.

"There's no Triple Crown on the line for us and there's no reason to run a horse back in two weeks when you don't have to," West said.

ADVERTISEMENT

West also told "Today" that he plans to file an appeal of the ruling disqualifying his horse for impeding the path of other horses during the race.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE on Sunday blamed "political correctness" for the decision, which was the first in the race's history.

"The Kentucky Derby decision was not a good one," Trump tweeted. "It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby — not even close!"

The second-place finisher, Country House, had 65-1 odds to win. The decision to give him the win after Maximum Security's disqualification resulted in the second-highest payout in Derby history, according to The Associated Press.