Dean Dorton Putting Its Bet on Tax at Travers Stakes

Dean Dorton Putting Its Bet on Tax at Travers Stakes

Lexington, Ky.-based Dean Dorton Allen Ford (FY18 net revenue of $31.6 million), which specializes in serving the equine industry, will again sponsor Tax, this time as he races in the 150th Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 24.

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 Stables.

As Tax continued to progress, it made sense for Dean Dorton to continue to sponsor him, the firm says. “There isn’t a better fit for a horse named Tax,” says Patti Reeves, co-owner of Tax with her husband Dean.

“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,” says David Bundy, president and CEO of Dean Dorton. He acknowledges that it’s “somewhat strange” for an accounting firm to sponsor a horse, “but Tax really is the perfect fit and this is a perfect opportunity for us as a firm.”

Dean Dorton has provided extensive accounting, tax and business consulting services to the equine industry since 1979. Dean Dorton’s equine practice serves 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.

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