Jason Servis

Servis: Maximum Security ‘Not 100 Percent,’ To Skip Travers In Favor Of PA Derby

Trainer Jason Servis said today that multiple Grade 1 winner Maximum Security will skip the Travers Stakes on Aug. 24 at Saratoga to point to the Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 21 because the Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner “still is not 100 percent.” “I don’t like where he’s at. He’s not eating the way […]

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Maximum Security ‘Not There Yet,’ But Targeting Either Travers Or Pennsylvania Derby

Gary and Mary West’s multiple graded-stakes winner Maximum Security breezed four furlongs in 54 seconds flat on August 7 at Monmouth Park as he continues preparations for his next start in either the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course or the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on […]

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Maximum Security Gets ‘Some Air’ At Monmouth; Next Race Still Undecided

TVG.com Haskell Invitational winner Maximum Security, whose next start is still to be determined, went a two-minute mile on Wednesday morning at Monmouth Park, with clockers catching the multiple Grade 1 winner in :54.00 for four furlongs. Trainer Jason Servis said he would “probably decide Aug. 19 or 20,” on Maximum Security’s next race. The Travers […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Uncle Benny Returns To Action In Wednesday’s Mahony

Following a nine-month hiatus, Grade 1-placed Uncle Benny will return to action in Wednesday’s $100,000 Mahony for 3-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs over the Mellon turf course at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Beach Haven Thoroughbreds, the bay son of Declaration of War won his first two career starts, breaking his maiden over the main […]

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Jason Servis Hopes World Of Trouble Will Find None In Grade 3 Troy

In search of his sixth consecutive victory, multiple graded stakes-winner World of Trouble will headline a talented field of six in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Troy going 5 ½ furlongs on the Mellon turf course at Saratoga Race Course. The Troy is one of five stakes races on the day’s card, highlighted by the Grade […]

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Maximum Security Rejoins Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings In Seventh Position

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security, winner of Saturday’s $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park, has moved back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, grabbing the No. 7 position. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day scored a 1 ¼-length win over Mucho Gusto in the […]

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Maximum Security The Only 3-Year-Old In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After withstanding oppressive heat and surviving an inquiry to prevail in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 20, Maximum Security gained another leg up on his sophomore male counterparts by working his way into this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by Jason Servis, Maximum Security was making his second […]

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Servis: If Not For Derby DQ, Maximum Security A ‘Slam Dunk For 3-Year-Old Champion’

On the morning after Maximum Security’s triumph in the prestigious Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis was still processing the range of emotions he’s experienced with the Gary and Mary West homebred during a campaign in which the colt was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the controversy-filled Kentucky Derby. […]

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Maximum Security Survives Stewards’ Inquiry For Haskell Victory

There were tense moments for the team surrounding Maximum Security after Saturday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, watching as the “Inquiry” sign lit up on Monmouth Park’s tote board. Gary and Mary West’s talented sophomore colt had crossed the wire first, as he had in the Kentucky Derby, but an incident with King For A Day […]

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Servis Stars Could Shine In Saratoga This Season

Trainer Jason Servis will look to make an impact on the Saratoga stakes scene this summer with World of Trouble, Firenze Fire, Final Jeopardy and Grumps Little Tots. Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stable’s World of Trouble, a Grade 1-winner on turf and dirt, will make his next start in the Grade 3, $200,000 Troy, a 5 1/2-furlong turf […]

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