Maximum Security’s Pegasus Status Up In The Air As Servis Orders Blood Work

by | 06.10.2019 | 6:10pm
Maximum Security with exercise rider Edelberto Rivas breezes at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ on Sunday morning June 2, 2019. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Jason Servis has ordered blood work to be done on his star trainee Maximum Security, according to, as the trainer was not “entirely pleased” with the 3-year-old son of New Year's Day.

Controversially disqualified after hitting the wire first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security breezed without recording an official time on June 2 and would need another workout to remain in consideration for Sunday's $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth.

Servis has not ruled his colt out of the local prep for the G1 Haskell Invitational, but clean blood work and a good breeze are the colt's necessary next steps for him to remain under consideration for the race. If he does not start in the Pegasus, Maximum Security is expected to train up to the Haskell.

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