Jason Servis

McCarthy Takes Monmouth Stakes As 1,000th Career Victory

Even the rains couldn’t dampen the excitement in the winner’s circle following Saturday’s Opening Day Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park as jockey Trevor McCarthy made the stakes win his 1,000th career victory. “The weather didn’t cooperate, but our fans sure did,” said Dennis Drazin, advisor to Darby Development LLC, operators of the racetrack.  “We […]

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Sunny Ridge Goes Five-Wide To Capture Second Straight Stakes In Stymie

Dennis A. Drazin’s Sunny Ridge went five-wide in deep stretch to overtake Doyouknowsomething, Dolphus and Diversify, capturing his second straight stakes in winning the 62nd running of the $125,000 Stymie for 4-year-olds and up on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Jockey Manny Franco kept Sunny Ridge well off Diversify’s fractions of 22.98 seconds for a quarter-mile, […]

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Sunny Ridge Kicks Clear In Jazil

Dennis A. Drazin’s Sunny Ridge overtook Doyouknowsomething out of the final turn to capture the $125,000 Jazil for 4-year-olds and up at one mile and 70 yards on the inner dirt track on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Res Judicata set the early fractions in going 23:32 seconds for a quarter-mile and a half in 46.87. […]

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Sunny Ridge Out Of Wood Memorial

Trainer Jason Servis ruled his charge Sunny Ridge out of the Wood Memorial on Monday, according to the Daily Racing Form. The 3-year-old son of Holy Bull most recently finished fourth in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. The New Jersey-bred exited that race a bit tired, reported Servis, and would not be ready […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Points: Shadwell Stable Now Has Two Undefeated Colts In Top Three

Another exciting Saturday of Kentucky Derby prep season is behind us, and it ends with Shadwell Stables’ Shagaf giving the owners a second undefeated colt in the top three of the current point standings. The other, of course, is the supremely talented Mohaymen, currently leading the standings with 70 points. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al […]

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Gotham Contenders Sunny Ridge, Shagaf Record Final Breezes

Dennis Drazin’s Sunny Ridge took to the Belmont Park training track Friday morning for his second breeze since his Grade 3 Withers victory last month for trainer Jason Servis. The gray Holy Bull gelding covered four furlongs in 51 4/5 seconds, nearly matching his half-mile breeze in 52 and 4/5 on February 15, ahead of […]

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Sunny Ridge Earns Derby Points In Hard-Fought Withers Win

Dennis Drazen’s Sunny Ridge was off at odds of 7-2 in Saturday’s Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct, and held off the field of sophomore Kentucky Derby hopefuls to win by three-quarters of a length. The Jason Servis trainee completed the 1 1/16 mile contest over the inner dirt in 1:46.99. Vorticity took off for […]

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Exaggerator Draws Near Outside Of Full Field In Delta Downs Jackpot

Delta Downs’ racing office saw a flurry of activity on Monday morning as final entries and post positions were drawn for Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III). The 2-1 morning line favorite for the 13th running of the track’s signature event is this year’s Saratoga Special (Gr. II) winner Exaggerator, from the barn of […]

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Exaggerator Highlights Pre-Entries For Delta Downs Jackpot

A total of 13 pre-entries were received for this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III), which will be run on Saturday, November 21 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. The race for 2-year-olds competing at 1 1/16 miles on a dirt surface will be the main event on a Jackpot Day program that […]

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Tightend Touchdown Scores In Parx Dash

Mr. Amore Stable’s Tightend Touchdown held off a late rally by Mongolian Saturday to land his first victory in more than a year in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Parx Dash. Trained by Jason Servis, Tightend Touchdown had finished off the board in his last four starts, all of them in stakes company. The Parx Dash […]

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