Dean Dorton is excited to announce they will be sponsoring Tax, this time as he races in the 150th Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Tax’s road to the Travers Stakes includes placing fourth earlier this year at the Belmont Stakes and his most recent win of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 27. Tax is ridden by jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., trained by Danny Gargan, and owned by R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable.
Dean and Patti Reeves (Reeves Thoroughbred Racing) have spent time with Jen Shah and the Dean Dorton team throughout the Triple Crown and as Tax continues to progress, the fit for Dean Dorton to continue to sponsor him just really makes sense. “There isn’t a better fit for a horse named Tax,” said Patti Reeves, co-owner of Tax with her husband Dean. Reeves Thoroughbred Racing brought Derby contender Mucho Macho Man to the stage who placed third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby and went on win the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
“We are thrilled to continue this sponsorship as Tax competes and it has given us the opportunity to talk more about our brand and our history that is deeply rooted in serving equine clients in such a broad spectrum. Given the momentum of the firm’s growth and years of expertise in the equine industry that is being recognized nationally and internationally, this is such a natural fit for us. Albeit somewhat strange that an accounting firm is sponsoring a horse, but Tax really is the perfect fit and this is a perfect opportunity for us as a firm.”
About Dean Dorton Equine
Dean Dorton has provided extensive accounting, tax, and business consulting services to the equine industry since 1979. The firm has developed a world class team of equine industry leaders with international breadth that honors the history and tradition of the sport. The team is led by Jen Shah, Director of Tax Services, who personally provides strategic tax compliance and operational services. Shah often presents at the annual National Thoroughbred OwnerView Conference and other industry events throughout the year. Dean Dorton’s equine practice serves clients who are involved in a variety of equine industry operations including breeding and boarding farms, racing stables, performance horse operations, equine veterinary firms, equine auction firms, industry publications, racetracks, bloodstock agents, equine insurance agencies and industry associations. The Dean Dorton equine team has a passion for horses and helping clients manage their farm and equine business.