As might be expected of a May 14 foal, Maximum Security wasn’t given a hard time as a two-year-old, racing just once, when he scored easily at Gulfstream Park. However by the time he reached his actual third birthday, he had passed the post first in all five starts. He led throughout to take the Gr.1 Florida Derby by three and a half lengths before leading virtually throughout in the Kentucky Derby, crossing the line nearly two lengths clear. Unfortunately, he had caused a ripple effect of interference on the final turn and was demoted to 17th. Later that season Maximum Security reeled off victories in the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational, Gr.3 Bold Ruler Handicap and Gr.1 Cigar Mile, the last two under top weight. Then as a 4YO he was to extend this sequence of victories to six, taking the Saudi Cup, Gr.2 San Diego Handicap and Gr.1 Pacific Classic.
Maximum Security’s sire is New Year’s Day and this son of Street Cry had the ability to win the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on only his third start. In addition to Maximum Security, New Year’s Day has also hit the Gr.1 target with that good mare Fighting Mad despite having only 214 foals of racing age.
Maximum Security’s dam Lil Indy was sired by a son of A.P. Indy, as was her three-parts brother Flat Out, a triple Gr.1 winner with earnings of over $3.6 million.
Four stallions from the Street Cry branch of the Mr Prospector male line have sired Gr.1 winners from SEATTLE SLEW line mares, mainly from the A.P. INDY branch. Daughters of BERNARDINI, MINESHAFT and TAPIT have done very well with the Street Cry line, with a BERNARDINI mare producing the Gr.1-winning SPEAKER’S CORNER to Street Sense, and they should suit Maximum Security too. New Year’s Day sired a Gr.3 winner from a daughter of VINDICATION.
DANZIG, GREEN DESERT, DANEHILL, REDOUTE’S CHOICE and INVINCIBLE SPIRIT are among the DANZIG line stallions which appear among the broodmare sires of Graded/Group winners by Street Cry and his sons.
New Year’s Day sired the Gr.1-winning Fighting Mad from a daughter of FORESTRY, which ties in with the considerable success that the Street Cry male line has enjoyed with mares from the STORM CAT line.
Maximum Security can be expected to do well with mares by such as GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, TALE OF THE CAT, HENNESSY, FORESTRY, FOREST WILDCAT and SCAT DADDY. The MR PROSPECTOR line will work with Maximum Security. New Year’s Day has a Gr.1-placed runner out of a BROKEN VOW mare and Maximum Security would be best suited by mares from the UNBRIDLED, GONE WEST and FORTY NINER branches.
Mares from the DEPUTY MINISTER line have blended well with such as STREET CRY, STREET BOSS and STREET SENSE. Street Cry sired the great Australian mare Winx from a grand-daughter of HOLD YOUR PEACE and also enjoyed Gr.1 success with a mare by Hold Your Peace’s son MEADOWLAKE.
ROBERTO line mares have also made a significant contribution to the success of the Street Cry male line. The great Zenyatta is out of a KRIS S. mare and Street Boss sired a Gr.1 winner from a grand-daughter of KRIS S.
Mares by DYNAFORMER and RED RANSOM could also suit Maximum Security.