Big Day for the Taggart’s

January 26, 2024

R6Chip Chip Conway

Jim Taggart Jr. the leading dash winning driver of 2023, had his best day so far of the young 2024 season by winning over half of the card, reigning 6 winners on the 11 race card, 3 of the winning drives came aboard his brother Shane’s mounts

He started the day by taking both halves of the early Daily Double with Banderas Hanover (Shane Taggart) 1:56.3- $21.80 and with Mach Time N 1:58.2 – $2.40. Gold Vintage (Shane Taggart) was next up with a 4 length score in 1:58 – $3.80. win # 4 was with the Bob Lounsbury trained Commondiscourtesy 1:57.1 – $3.60, Taggart came back in the following race and scored with Twisty Wheat 1:58 – $8.00 for his second straight win, Getaway (Shane Taggart) would account for the last winner of the day in 1:59.3 – $25.80.

In the driver standings, Michael Merton stands atop of the leader board with 16 wins, flowed by Jim Taggart with 14, the other side of the ledger for trainer’s shows Danny Gill and Robert Lounsbury both tied with 7 wins each.

Wagering on the card was exception the 11 race card generated $935,182, with a per race average of $89.200.