haskell invitational

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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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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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 bloodhorse.com 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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‘All The X-Rays Were Negative’: Servis Prepared To Move Forward With Maximum Security

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security emerged from his controversial run in the Kentucky Derby with cuts on his hind legs, and trainer Jason Servis wasn’t happy with the colt’s movement when jogging last Thursday at Monmouth Park, according to the Asbury Park Press. He decided to have the son of New Year’s Day fully […]

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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 TVG.com 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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Maximum Security Arrives At Monmouth, ‘Pointing Toward’ Haskell

Disqualified Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Maximum Security shipped from Churchill Downs to Monmouth Park this week, arriving in New Jersey on Tuesday morning. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day will not start in next Saturday’s Preakness, according to owner/breeder Gary West, but Horse Racing Nation reports that the colt could be aiming for the […]

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‘Lot Of Positive Things Happening’: Horses Begin Arriving For 61-Day Monmouth Park Meet

Tony Wilson said he wasn’t necessarily trying to be the first one on line with a trio of horses he shipped up from Florida when the Monmouth Park stable gate opened for the season at 6 a.m. on Friday. But the veteran trainer sees it as a good sign for the 61-day meet that gets […]

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More Than $7 Million In Stakes Purses To Fuel ‘Game-Changer’ Meet At Monmouth Park

Led by the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.1 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its 74th year of racing on Saturday, May 4. In addition to anchoring a card featuring six-stakes races, the Haskell will also see a new day when it’s renewed for the 52nd time […]

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Good Or Bad Idea? Monmouth Park Moves Haskell To Saturday, July 20

The 2019 Haskell Invitational will not only be run on a Saturday instead of a Sunday, but it will also come at least a week earlier than usual. Monmouth Park’s racing calendar for this year reveals the Haskell will be run on Saturday, July 20, instead of the traditional Sunday date later in July or […]

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