Jim Taggart Jr. Notches Win # 6000

June 6, 2024


On Wednesday June 5, Jim Taggart Jr. was honored in the winner’s circle at Monticello Raceway, during the weekend Taggart notched career win 6,000 at Tioga Downs. He was welcomed in the winners circle by many friends, family and fellow horsemen. The 54 year old reins man has been a mainstay at the famed Catskill Mountain over for almost his entire career, he was the leading dash winning driver in 2022 & 2023, with a respectable current UDRS of .275.

No stranger to the winners circle, Taggart has been the leading driver at Monticello and Pocono Downs, Taggart stopped training horses in 2015 to concentrate of driving.  He and Gary Messenger teamed up years ago and have forged a successful trainer – driver relationship.

In addition to the driving win milestone, Taggart is very close to another notch in his belt, he is less than $10,000 away career earnings of $30,000,000.