Jason Servis

From The Brink Of Retirement, Federal Indictments Have Given Casse Renewed Hope

Even before COVID-19 prompted numerous racing delays or cancellations, the horse racing world was living in uncertain times. Last week’s federal indictments of more than two dozen people accused of doping racehorses had already thrown the sport into turmoil.  But for by-the-book trainers like Mark Casse, last Monday wasn’t a black eye for the business […]

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Report: COVID-19 Pushes Back Several Doping Arraignments

Arraignments for several defendants facing federal charges related to their role in racehorse doping rings have been pushed back due to health concerns about COVID-19, according to The Blood-Horse. A conference originally scheduled for March 17 on the indictment that includes Louis Grasso, Donato Poliseno, Thomas Guido III, and Conor Flynn was pushed back to […]

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Navarro, Servis Plan To Plead Not Guilty To Federal Charges

A report in the Asbury Park Press on Tuesday indicated that lawyers for Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis plan to plead not guilty to the federal doping charges brought against the trainers last week. Both trainers are charged with misbranding conspiracy, Servis with one count and Navarro with two counts. According to the report, Navarro and […]

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Florida Trainer Alfredo Lichoa Among Five Charged By Feds In Money-Laundering Scheme

A money-laundering investigation conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York – the same agency that charged trainers Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro and 27 others in an illegal racehorse doping scheme  last week – has led to the arrest of five men, including Venezuela native Alfredo Lichoa, a longtime Central Florida […]

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NYRA: More Than 50 Horses With Indicted Trainers Have Been Transferred

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) applauds and supports the actions taken by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) to suspend the licenses of 12 horsemen named in Monday’s indictments by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  On Tuesday, the NYSGC suspended the licenses of the following individuals named […]

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‘Deeply Concerned And Frustrated’: Midnight Bisou’s Connections Suggest Saudi Cup Disqualification For Maximum Security

In the wake of federal charges being pursued against trainer Jason Servis for giving his runners illegal substances, the connections of Saudi Cup runner-up Midnight Bisou have hinted that the race’s winner, Servis charge Maximum Security, ought to be disqualified, BloodHorse reports. Maximum Security outlasted Midnight Bisou to prevail by three-quarters of a length in […]

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New Jersey Suspends Seven Racing Licenses Following Federal Indictment

Editor’s note: The following statement was released by the New Jersey Attorney General and New Jersey Racing Commission. The New York State Gaming Commission announced immediate suspensions of 11 racing licensees in response to the indictment on Tuesday.  Also on Wednesday, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations suspended the license of indicted trainer […]

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Stronach Group: All Horses From Indicted Trainers Scratched, Stand Down Protocols In The Works

The Stronach Group released the following statement today regarding the status of horses trained by individuals named in a federal indictment Monday. Racing commissions in New York and New Jersey have suspended racing licenses of those indicted, including veterinarians, a groom and an owner, and California has begun its own investigation into the doping allegations […]

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New York State Gaming Commission Suspends 11 Licensees Named In Federal Case

The New York State Gaming Commission has suspended 11 licensees named in Monday’s federal indictment for drug adulteration and other charges related to horse doping. Scott Mangini, Henry Argueta, Dr. Alexander Chan, Rick Dane Jr., Jorge Navarro, Christopher Oakes, Dr. Kristian Rhein, Nicholas Surick, Jason Servis, Michael Tannuzzo, and Conor Flynn were suspended effective immediately […]

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