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$20 million Saudi Cup purse money withheld due to doping investigation involving trainer Servis

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) announced Monday it will withhold purse money from the $20 million Saudi Cup, pending the results of an internal investigation. Maximum Security, owned by Gary and Mary West, and trained by Jason Servis, won the inaugural Saudi Cup on Feb. 29, at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh. Jason Servis (center) trained Maximum...

Thoroughbred trainers Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro among 27 indicted on illegal doping charges

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor A total of 27 individuals, including thoroughbred trainers Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro, are charged in an alleged illegal doping scheme, in an indictment unsealed Monday. Trainer Jason Servis (center) at the 2019 Kentucky Derby awaiting a decision on the status of Maximum Security. The colt, trained by Servis, crossed the finish line first, but was disqualified...