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  • Gentry Estes, Louisville Courier Journal

Kentucky Derby horses: Tax goes from maiden-claiming ranks to Derby


  • Color: Dark Bay

  • Bred in: Kentucky

  • Sire: Arch

  • Dam: Toll, by Giant's Causeway

  • Owners: R.A. Hill Stable (Randy Hill), Reeves Thoroughbred Racing (Dean and Patti Reeves), Hugh Lynch & Corms Racing Stable (Lucas Stritsman). The Reeves were a part of the ownership group with Mucho Macho Man in 2011 (third).

  • Trainer: Danny Gargan. This would be his first Derby starter.

  • Jockey: Junior Alvarado. Two Derby starters. Best finish was Mohayman in 2016 (fourth).

  • Record: 2-2-1 in five starts.

  • Road to the Kentucky Derby points (ranking): 52 (14th)

  • Last race: Was second to Tacitus by 1 1/4 lengths in the Wood Memorial on April 6 at Aqueduct.

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