Monmouth

Servis-Trained A Bit Of Both Cruises To Honey Bee Win

In a result he hopes is a prelude to Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes with Maximum Security, Jason Servis saw another one of his 3-year-old standouts turn in a sharp performance as A Bit of Both captured the featured $75,000 Honey Bee Stakes by 2½ lengths on Saturday at Monmouth Park. A Bit of Both, trying […]

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Maximum Security: Servis ‘Might Be More Nervous’ For Pegasus Than He Was For Derby

Maximum Security had “another good day” on Friday, according to trainer Jason Servis, as the Grade 1-winning colt moves closer to a return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park – the horse’s first start since he crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby on May 4. The $150,000 Pegasus […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster, Maximum Security

A loaded “Downs After Dark” card is on tap at Churchill Downs this Saturday featuring total purses on the evening at more than $1.8 million. Sunday’s Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth is not graded but figures to be among the most watched races this weekend as Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first […]

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

Jason Servis has ordered blood work to be done on his star trainee Maximum Security, according to drf.com, 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 […]

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Gin And Platonic First Winner For Classic-Placed Medal Count

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Medal Count was represented by his first winner when his two-year-old colt Gin and Platonic won on debut at Monmouth Park in a $48,600 Maiden Special Weight race on dirt. Campaigned by owner Mr. Amore Stable and trainer Kelly Breen, the bay colt overcame his rail post with a sharp break […]

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Maximum Security Breezes At Monmouth, Still Under Consideration For June 16 Pegasus

Maximum Security has now worked twice since crossing the line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, and trainer Jason Servis was pleased with the colt’s exercise despite Monmouth’s clockers not crediting him with an official breeze time. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was sent out to two-minute lick over a mile then gallop […]

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Hogans Holiday Equals Track Record In Miss Liberty Stakes

Late-running Hogans Holiday took full advantage of blazing early fractions and roared from next-to-last place early in the stretch to score a neck victory in track record-equaling time in the $75,000 Miss Liberty Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Sent off at 11-1 in the field of eight fillies and mares by the crowd of […]

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Almanaar Survives Objection To Capture Monmouth Stakes Over Synchrony

Trainer Chad Brown’s hopes for a repeat in the Grade 1 United Nations on June 22 at Monmouth Park will apparently fall to the brawny shoulders of Almanaar. The muscular 7-year-old gelding shook off the rust from a five-month layoff to score a neck victory over Synchrony in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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‘Real Honest Horse’ Synchrony Ready For Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes

Trainer Michael Stidham has no qualms about shipping Synchrony wherever there’s a graded turf stakes race that fits the horse’s schedule, which explains why six of his past eight starts have been at different racetracks and on both coasts. But there is no place the ultra-consistent 6-year-old enjoys more than Monmouth Park’s turf course. “He […]

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