Pegasus Stakes

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, 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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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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West ‘Not Looking At The Belmont’ With Maximum Security; Haskell The ‘Primary Goal’

Owner Gary West told that his Maximum Security is officially not under consideration for the 2019 Belmont Stakes. The disqualified first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, trained by John Servis, schooled in the paddock for his fans at Monmouth Park on Saturday. “We are not looking at the Belmont because (trainer Jason Servis) says Maximum […]

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Joevia Targeting Haskell Invitational After Easy Long Branch Stakes Victory

Joevia bounced back from a sub-par showing in the Wood Memorial and remained on track for Haskell Invitational by splashing to a front-running 2¾-length victory in the $100,000 Long Branch Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. The Greg Sacco-trained colt, seventh in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial in his last start, made amends with […]

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Timeline Now 4-For-4 After Pegasus Score

The perfect run for Woodford Racing LLC’s Timeline continued at Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon, as the colt made it four-for-four in taking the $100,000 Pegasus Stakes by an impressive 3 ½ lengths before a Father’s Day crowd of 18,527. “He was brilliant again,” said winning trainer Chad Brown. “There was a chance he […]

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‘It’s Great To See Him Back’: Keen Ice Records Third Breeze At Saratoga

A local legend at the Spa after his shocking defeat of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes, Keen Ice had been struggling a bit since that victory last fall. His next start was the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he finished fourth behind Pharoah, and was fourth again in Churchill’s G1 Clark Handicap. […]

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Unified Turned Out, Won’t Return Until 2017

Sophomore colt Unified, winner of the G3 Bay Shore and G2 Peter Pan, will be turned out at owner Centennial Farm’s Virginia base, reported the Daily Racing Form on Monday. The son of Candy Ride will not race again in 2016. “Nothing really glaring, just a lot of little things,” said trainer Jimmy Jerkens of […]

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Donegal Moon’s Sustained Drive Captures Pegasus Stakes

Donegal Racing’s Donegal Moon was the 1 1/4-length winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, giving jockey Joe Bravo his second graded stakes winner of the weekend after taking the Stephen Foster on Bradester Saturday night. A sophomore son of Malibu Moon, Donegal Moon covered 1 1/16 miles on the fast […]

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird Returns, Seven Contest Stephen Foster

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by both the return of undefeated juvenile champion Songbird, sidelined with a fever after the Santa Anita Oaks in April, and by Churchill Downs’ Grade 1 Stephen Foster on Saturday evening. The first graded stake Saturday afternoon is the Grade 3 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park, at one […]

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