Biography: Jack Servis was more than just a jockey’s agent. He took each of his riders under his wing and taught them everything he knew. Those lessons extended beyond just the essentials of race riding, and he loved molding his jocks into intelligent superstars.
His book of riders over the years included Tony Black, Steve Capanas, Kendrick Carmouche, Jose Flores, Willie Lozano, Art Madrid, Jr., Jake Neid, Roberto Rosado, Rick Wilson and Matt Vigliotti.
When Servis fell ill in 2003, a group of people held a tribute roast in his honor and more than 170 horsemen from the entire Mid-Atlantic region gathered to honor the man who had captured so many hearts. His two riders at the time, Jose Flores and Kendrick Carmouche, continued to pay Servis until he died on May 10, 2003 at the age of 73, despite their switching to a new agent.
Fellow 2015 Parx Racing Hall of Fame inductee Carmouche has said that if it wasn’t for Servis, he would never have made it to the level of success that he has seen today. And to this day, Flores has a photo of Servis hanging on his refrigerator.