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Tax

2019 Belmont Stakes Contender

Owner: R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Lynch, Hugh and Corms Racing Stable
Trainer: Danny Gargan
Jockey: Irad Ortiz. Jr.
Post Position: 4
ML Odds: 15/1

Get to Know Tax


Sire: Arch (Kris S.)
Dam: Toll (Giant's Causeway)
Date of Birth: April 20, 2016
Breeder: Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider

Starts: 6
Wins: 2
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $326,300

Last 4 Races


Date Track Race Finish
May 4, 2019Churchill DownsKentucky Derby (Gr. 1)14th
April 6, 2019AqueductWood Memorial Stakes (Gr. 2)2nd
February 2, 2019AqueductWithers Stakes (Gr. 3)1st
December 1, 2018AqueductRemsen Stakes (Gr. 2)3rd

Bettor's Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

Draw a line through his Kentucky Derby when he was stuck inside throughout and visibly resented the kickback throughout the sloppy going in Louisville. This is a very one-paced sort, which plays well historically in the Belmont Stakes. The final jewel gives him his best chance to shine in the series for that reason. He literally duked it out with Tacitus in the Wood Memorial, but will be a far greater price in the rematch. Tax has had 4 straight races at 1-1/8 miles or longer in graded stakes company and will not lack fitness. The Belmont Stakes serves as a true home game for this longshot, who has been based in Elmont all winter and spring. Trainer Danny Gargan has yet to win a stakes race at Belmont Park, but has been a high-percentage local outfit in recent years and in the midst of his first foray to the classics.

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News

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6.3.2019

Irad Ortiz Jr. to Ride Tax in G1 Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Danny Gargan confirmed Tax's status for the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The Arch gelding, owned by R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable, ...

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5.25.2019

Tax Records 'Easy Work' for Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Danny Gargan was looking for an easy move out of graded stakes winner Tax on Saturday morning and that's exactly what he got as the 3-year-old gelded son of Arch went a half-m...

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4.4.2019

Tacitus, Tax & Haikal Headline 95th Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The triumvirate of graded stakes winners Tax, Tacitus and Haikal top a wide-open 95th running of the Grade 2, $750,0000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, slated for Saturday at...

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