Jim Taggart Jr. & Doherty Brothers have a banner day
June 1, 2023
Jim Taggart Jr had the hand hot this afternoon and won 4 races on the 10 race card, 2 of his wins came aboard Jim Doherty Jr. trained mounts, Safensound Hanover 1:56.2- $7.50 and Caviart Stetson 1:57.4 – $4.60. The other 2 winners were Prince of Art 1:58 – $9.90 (Mike Doherty) and YS Sunshine 1:57 – $8.80 for trainer Anthony Regina.
The 4 winners for Taggart closes the gap between him and leading driver Mike Merton, Taggart Jr. has 97 wins vs Merton’s 98
Bruce Aldrich Jr. and Justin Huckabone each had driving doubles, Texas Town is rounding into form just in time for the NYSS, he notched his second win on the year in 1:56.3, the 3-year-old son of Huntsville is trained by David Byer.
The 10 race card garnered $680,000 in handle with a per race average of $68,000.