Jason Servis

World Of Trouble Gets Grade 1 Status Winning Carter Handicap

Narrowly beaten in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs last November in his only previous Grade 1 appearance, World of Trouble secured Grade 1 status on his resume with a hard-fought victory on Saturday as the 4-5 favorite in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct in New York under jockey Manny Franco. Skyler’s Scramjet […]

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Former Claimer Tax, Blueblood Tacitus Square Off In Wood Memorial

The triumvirate of graded stakes winners Tax, Tacitus and Haikal top a wide-open 95th running of the Grade 2, $750,0000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, slated for Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. The Wood Memorial, which offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers, is slated for an approximate […]

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Maximum Security Debuts At Fifth In NTRA’s Top 3-Year-Old Poll

A handy victory by Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Xpressbet Florida Derby and some stirring performances on the Dubai World Cup card provided some movement in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll, respectively. Trained by Jason Servis, Maximum Security remained unbeaten in four career starts […]

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Saez ‘Walked The Dog’ With Maximum Security In Florida Derby

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security exited his dominating triumph in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in good order Sunday morning. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day continued his unlikely ascension from $16,000 claimer to serious Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate in the 68th Florida Derby, in which he won […]

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Maximum Security Goes Gate-To-Wire In Florida Derby

Gary and Mary West have another top prospect for this year’s Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, their homebred Maximum Security made his stakes debut and led the Grade 1 Florida Derby field from gate-to-wire to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Ridden by Luis Saez and trained by Jason Servis, the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day […]

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Firenze Fire Set For 4-Year-Old Debut On Florida Cup Day At Tampa

Grade I-winning millionaire Firenze Fire, a participant in last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Breeders’ Cup, heads a list of 51 entrants in Sunday’s 17th annual Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay Downs. Each of the six Florida Cup stakes races for registered Florida-breds offers a purse of $115,000. Post time for […]

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Samara Saves Ground To Best Morticia In Captiva Island

Michael Dubb’s Samara ($7.20) was the beneficiary of a ground-saving trip under Nik Juarez on her way to a mild upset victory over odds-on favorite Morticia in the $75,000 Captiva Island Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The Captiva Island, a five-furlong turf for older fillies and mares, co-headlined Saturday’s 13-race program with the $75,000 Silks Run, […]

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Former $16,000 Claimer Maximum Security Turns Heads At Gulfstream Park

Undefeated in three career starts, the sophomore colt who broke his maiden for a $16,000 tag could make his next start in the Florida Derby, according to XBTV. A homebred for Gary and Mary West, Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) turned heads at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday with an 18 1/4-length romp in a starter allowance […]

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Call Paul Gives Irad Ortiz Graded Stakes Double In Swale

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. swept the first two graded stakes on Gulfstream’s Saturday card, taking the G3 Forward Gal with 1-2 favorite Feedback and coming right back to win the G3 Swale Stakes with 3-2 top choice Call Paul. Owned by Michael Dubb, David Simon, Bethlehem Stables and Bruce Irum, the 3-year-old son of Friesan […]

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World Of Trouble Demonstrates Versatility In Gulfstream’s Off-Turf Sprint Stakes

World of Trouble once again demonstrated high levels of speed and versatility Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 4-year-old son of Kantharos sped to a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $150,000 Turf Sprint Stakes. The five-furlong sprint, which was moved from the turf course to the sloppy main track, was the first of nine stakes […]

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