Sunday, May 5, 2019
Tax had the #2 position at yesterday's Kentucky Derby and finished 14th. The horse is sponsored by Dean Dorton, a full-service accounting, technology and consulting firm.
Spinoff (I am not making this up) was 17th out of 18 finishers.
Wall Street Journal, What to Watch at the Kentucky Derby:
No. 2: Tax (20-1): Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is anti-Tax, but Richard Rubin, the Journal’s tax policy reporter, says Tax is guaranteed to get a piece of the purse.
The Week, 2019 Kentucky Derby Horse Names, Ranked:
Odds based on name alone: 75/1
Actual odds: 20/1
Analysis: Yeah, that's it. Just ... Tax. Many racehorse names are nods to the Thoroughbreds' parents, and Tax is no different; his dam was named "Toll." Still, this is a strange name for a horse in a sport known for attracting the uber-wealthy, a perhaps unintentional reminder of the racehorse tax breakor the fact that some of the owners pay less than their fair share by using tax havens. Or maybe it is intended to caution an overly-optimistic bettor that you still have to deduct tax from your winnings. While the word itself is sonically catchy — "tax" has a bit of an onomatopoeic skip to it, like hooves clicking along concrete — the name itself is a head-scratcher for a racehorse.
Don't Mess With Taxes, Horse Named Tax Is Running in the Kentucky Derby