John Servis

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John Servis
Occupation Trainer
Born October 25, 1958
Charles Town, West Virginia
Career wins 1,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2000)
Coaching Club American Oaks (2000)
Arkansas Derby (2004)
Acorn Stakes (2005)
Kentucky Oaks (2016)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (2004)
Preakness Stakes (2004)
Racing awards
Big Sport of Turfdom Award (2004)
Significant horses
Jostle
Smarty Jones
Round Pond
Cathryn Sophia

John C. Servis (born October 25, 1958 in Charles Town, West Virginia) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer who was relatively unknown until May 2004 when his horse Smarty Jones won the Kentucky Derby. The colt then went on to win the Preakness Stakes further increasing Servis' reputation. Servis' Cathryn Sophia won 2016 Kentucky Oaks, winning by 2-3/4 lengths over Land Over Sea.

Servis trains horses primarily out of Philadelphia Park at PARX Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

He was born into a family involved in the Thoroughbred racing industry. As a boy, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where his father worked as a jockey.

Servis trained his 1,000th winner on May 1, 2007 at Philadelphia Park. John lives with his wife, Sherry, and two sons, Blane and John Tyler. John is also the brother-in-law to Florida Thoroughbred trainer, Edward Plesa.

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