Jason Servis

Jeff Ruby Steaks At Turfway Attracts 158 Nominations, Including 13 From Pletcher Barn

The 47th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park, a designated points race for the Kentucky Derby (G1), closed Feb. 24 with 158 nominations. The Jeff Ruby Steaks is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. “For horses that have steadily accumulated points toward the Derby as they’ve continued to improve and mature, […]

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Withers Stakes: Firenze Fire Encabeza Un Lote Muy Reducido Pero Bastante Equilibrado

En la temporada de invierno de Aqueduct aún faltan tres carreras selectivas para los tresañeros en la ruta al Kentucky Derby: el Withers Stakes, el Gotham Stakes y el Wood Memorial Stakes. Este sábado 3 le toca el turno al Withers S. (G3, $250,000), carrera de 1800 metros que otorga al ganador 10 puntos en […]

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Firenze Fire ‘A Go’ For Withers, Could Also Run In Gotham, Wood

Grade 1 winner Firenze Fire will run in Saturday’s G3 Withers, owner Ron Lombardi told bloodhorse.com. The sophomore son of Poseidon’s Warrior breezed four furlongs in :49.32 on Monday, convincing trainer Jason Servis that he was ready for another start. Most recently, Firenze Fire won the Jerome on Jan. 13 at Aqueduct. “It’s exciting,” Lombardi said. […]

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Rainbow Heir Ends His Career With Gulfstream Turf Sprint Win

New Farm’s Rainbow Heir went out a winner in Saturday’s $175,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint, closing off a heated early pace to prevail by two lengths. The five-furlong turf dash for older horses was one of eight stakes on a 12-race program highlighted by the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Rainbow Heir, who closed out […]

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Sophomore World Of Trouble Nearly Lowers Track Record In Tampa’s Pasco Stakes

That “thudding” sound you might have heard after the $125,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs came from a few dozen jaws hitting the grandstand cement after World of Trouble’s 13 ¾-length victory. It wasn’t just the margin, or the time – 1:21.52, .12 seconds off the stakes and track record for 7 furlongs – […]

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Firenze Fire Likely To Skip Withers, Point To Gotham

Trainer Jason Servis was pleased with Firenze Fire’s half-length victory in Saturday’s Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct, reports drf.com. The colt had to come from off the pace against a significant track bias, but was able to overcome those obstacles. “I thought he had a lot to do, but Manny (Franco, jockey) got the job done,” Servis […]

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Firenze Fire Up In Time For Jerome Score

Originally scheduled for New Year’s Day, the Jerome proved to be worth the wait for Mr. Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire, as he got up in the final jumps to run down a front-running Seven Trumpets on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, getting his sophomore campaign off to a successful, albeit slightly delayed, start with a well-earned victory in […]

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Paco Lopez Shines Bright On Claiming Crown Day, Voted Jockey Of The Week

Paco Lopez was the star of Claiming Crown Day, winning three of the nine stakes in the annual event to earn Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week honors for the week ending December 3, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Actress Turns Aqueduct’s Comely Into A Laugher

Gary and Mary West’s homebred Actress donned blinkers for the first time and opened up by 8 1/4 lengths under the wire to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Comely for sophomore fillies on Aqueduct Racetrack’s Black Friday holiday card, notching her first stakes victory since the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan on May 19. Ridden by […]

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Miss Sky Warrior Returns To Aqueduct For Friday’s Comely

Arlene’s Sun Star Stable’s Miss Sky Warrior will get back to the site of some of her biggest victories in the Grade 3, $250,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies, one of three stakes on “Black Friday” at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 9, the 1 1/8-mile Comely will be joined by the $150,000 Gio Ponti and the […]

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