Barn Name: Taxi or Mr. E
Birth Year: 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Career Highlights: Taxi started his career in southern California and then moved to Golden Gate Fields where he only raced in claiming races. Even so, because of a really excellent racing record he managed to amass over 45K in 9 races.
Total Earnings: $45,220.
Last Race: 6/23/2016
Dam: Margarita Miss (Skip Away)
Other Pedigree Notables: Stormy Atlantic, Storm Cat, Carson City, Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew
Description: Intaxication came to us from the CARMA Placement Program. He is a six-year- old (2011) classically handsome bay gelding by Stormello out of a Skip Away mare named Margarita Miss. “Taxi” as is he affectionately called, is a good-natured guy who is eagerly awaiting to have a job again. He is the kind of horse who likes to work and really thrives of human interaction. Will you be the one to help him find his second career? As a two-year- old, he sold at the OBS April Sale for $77,000 – a big jump from when he sold for $1,000 as an unassuming weanling. Taxi gave it 100% effort on the track and in his nine career starts, he never finished lower than fourth. His record is 9; 4, 3, 1 and he earned $45,220. Taxi officially retired from racing on June 23, 2016 coming out of a race as the result of a bowed tendon.
He seems to have a history of this injury throughout his racing career. It first flared up in December 2014 – March 2015 and again as his retiring injury. With his tendon feeling nice and firm, he was moved out to a small outdoor pasture where he could play. His tendon held up perfectly so he graduated to a massive five acre grass pasture with friends. Taxi runs freely with his buddies and is moving great. Taxi is the kind of boy who craves a job and has a fire to compete. We believe in training this horse will absolutely thrive. We have not returned Taxi to any kind of formal work but he is ready to be restarted according to our layup facility manager. With his temperament and willingness he should be very game for his next career.