Danny Gargan

Improved By Belmont Effort, Former Claimer Tax Targets Grade 2 Jim Dandy

Tax┬áhas trained forwardly following his fourth-place finish in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Trainer Danny Gargan said Tax, who breezed four furlongs in 48.20 seconds on July at Belmont Park, has settled in well at Saratoga and will point to the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at nine furlongs […]

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Joevia Readies For Belmont Rebound, War Of Will Arrives In New York

Michael and Jeff Fazio’s Joevia will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, trainer Gregory Sacco confirmed by phone Monday morning. Joevia rebounded from a Grade 2 Wood Memorial effort in which he was disqualified and placed 11th, with a strong showing in winning […]

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Tax’s Belmont Stakes Status Up In The Air After Final Breeze

Tax breezed Saturday morning on the Belmont Park main track, with trainer Danny Gargan saying afterwards that a decision will be forthcoming on entering the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8. The Arch gelding registered four furlongs in 49.03 seconds in his second breeze since being placed 14th […]

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Belmont Notes: Tax Records ‘Nice Easy Work,’ Joevia ‘Still Learning And Improving’

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-mile in 49.80 seconds over the Belmont Park training track. Under mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the early 60’s, Gargan sent […]

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Plus Que Parfait, Tax Under Consideration For Belmont Stakes Starts

Following an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, trainer Brendan Walsh stated that Plus Que Parfait could race in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. The son of Point of Entry, who won the Grade 2 United Arab Emirates Derby at Meydan Racecourse in his start prior to the […]

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‘Push-Button’ Tax Has Alvarado Excited For Third Derby Mount

Count jockey Junior Alvarado among those impressed with Tax’s blistering half-mile work on Thursday in preparation for the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby. Alvarado, who is set to make his third career Derby mount when he pilots Tax on May 4 at Churchill Downs, watched as Tax recorded a 47.80-second breeze, the fastest of […]

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Wood Runner-Up Tax Has ‘Tremendous’ Work At Belmont Before Heading To Churchill Downs

In putting the final touches on his preparation for the May 4 Kentucky Derby, Tax worked a half-mile over the Belmont Park training track Thursday morning in Elmont, N.Y., in a torrid 47.80 seconds – the swiftest of 48 recorded works at the four-furlong distance. Owned by R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh […]

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Tacitus ‘Matured A Ton’; Wood Top Three Headed To Kentucky Derby

The Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets winner Tacitus was no worse for wear the morning after his triumphant run in the final Kentucky Derby qualifier at Aqueduct Racetrack. On the first Saturday in May, Tacitus will seek to give Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owner Juddmonte Farms their first […]

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Former Claimer Tax, Blueblood Tacitus Square Off In Wood Memorial

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 Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. The Wood Memorial, which offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers, is slated for an approximate […]

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Divine Miss Grey Repeats In Heavenly Prize Invitational

Corms Racing Stable and R.A. Hill Stable’s Divine Miss Grey provided jockey Manny Franco with his fourth of five wins on the card while successfully defending her title in Sunday’s $150,000 Heavenly Prize Invitational, a one-turn mile for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Danny Gargan, the 5-year-old Divine Park […]

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