(Tax / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
From the Gulfstream Park Media Team:
Owned by R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Hugh Lynch and trained by Danny Gargan, Tax was claimed out of his second race for $50,000 in October of 2018. The son of Arch has since won three graded races and nearly $1 million.
After stumbling at the start of last year’s Pegasus and finishing ninth, Tax was off for six months after a fifth-place finish in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2). Gargan said the plan originally was to run at Keeneland in the fall and then the Breeders’ Cup, but a temperature kept the colt away from the races until his victory in the Harlan’s Holiday.
Gulfstream host and analyst Acacia Courtney talked to Gargan about Tax getting a clean break in this year’s Pegasus under jockey Luis Saez, the big colt’s maturity, and the ownership group.