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Taggart posts 5,000th career win

12:46 PM 29 Jan 2020 NZDT
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Jimmy Taggart, Jr. is all smiles after scoring his 5,000th career win
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GD Striker and Jimmy Taggart, Jr. notching his 5,000th career win
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It was a full winner's circle of friends and family greeting Jimmy Taggart, Jr. after his 5,000th win
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Monticello, NY - On Tuesday afternoon January 28, harness racing driver Jim Taggart Jr notched a career milestone as he won his 5,000 win aboard GD Striker in the 8th race at Monticello Raceway.
 
GD Striker wired the field in a 5 length victory 2:01.2 - $3.20 over New York Attitude (Renaldo Morales III) who finished second followed by London Hanover (Bruce Aldrich Jr.)

The 49-year-old Taggart has been a fixture of the Mighty M for decades, the PA native has enjoyed much success with trainer Gary Messenger, ironically is was a Messenger trained horse that earned Taggart the covenanted 5000 win. GD Striker picked up his first win of the 2020 season, he is a 4-year-old gelding by Guccio and is owned by Jason Darling of Burlington NJ.

During his career his mounts have earned $24,710,856 in purses, Taggart was the leading dash winning driver at Monticello Raceway for 2019, presently he is in 3rd place with 17 wins behind Greg Merton (18) and Bruce Aldrich Jr. (19).
 
by Shawn Wiles, for Monticello Raceway
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