Steva is a Group I winner in Serbia and a multiple stakes winning jockey in the United States. He has wins at major tracks across the Mid Atlantic region from Delaware to Florida and as far west as Indiana. He remains focused on riding Thoroughbred races in the United States.
Steva's education as a horseman is in the classic European model: From the ground up. He started out backing and breaking young stock to tack, then taking those same horses to the track, then through their first works and into the races.
This experience offers a rare opportunity for Thoroughbreds to benefit from continuity in training, while Steva's light, tactful confidence with a horse is an advantage for training to any discipline.
Since Fall 2013, Maryland's historic Laurel Park has been his primary base of competition, although he continues to ride regularly in West Virginia, Pennyslvania and surrounding areas -- all while calling Virginia home.
You can keep up with Steva at the track via Equibase.