Fortheluvofbourbon has been one of Pennsylvania’s best around one turn over the past few years, and his success has proven lucrative for several connections tied to the horse in 2022.

The 5-year-old gelding by Bourbon Courage was Pennsylvania’s leading earner of state-bred incentives through the end of April, raking in a combined $94,512 due to his status as a Pennsylvania-bred.

The bulk of that money went to owner Smart Angle LLP in the form of earnings from Pennsylvania-bred stakes races. Fortheluvofbourbon took home the winner’s share of the purse in the Page McKenney Handicap on April 25 at Parx Racing, giving the gelding his second career stakes victory.

In the Page McKenney, jockey Kendrick Carmouche engaged in a wire-to-wire duel with prominent Pennsylvania-bred Beren, eventually taking command in the stretch of the seven-furlong race and holding on by a neck.

Fortheluvofbourbon has also brought in $15,360 in owner bonuses, a 40 percent bonus on overnight purses at Parx for Pennsylvania-breds, through the end of April.

The Michael Pino trainee has raced his entire 2022 campaign at Parx, beginning with a narrow runner-up effort in a seven-furlong allowance on Feb. 1. He followed that up with a 4 1/2-length score in a six-furlong allowance on Feb. 16, before notching his only out-of-the-money effort three weeks later in the Fishtown Stakes, where he ran sixth. The gelding bounced back a month later to win the Page McKenney.

Fortheluvofbourbon was bred by Hidden Acres 4-D Farm, out of the Not For Love mare Nosubstituteforluv. He is the first foal out of the dam, who produced another colt by Bourbon Courage in 2021. Nosubstituteforluv most recently had a colt by Bold Thunder.

Hidden Acres 4-D Farm has made $22,152 in breeder awards from Fortheluvofbourbon this year through April.

As a Pennsylvania-bred non-maiden by an out-of-state sire, Fortheluvofbourbon is eligible for a breeder’s award of 20 percent of purse earnings from in-state races.

Leading 2022 Pennsylvania Incentive Earners Through April

FortheluvofbourbonBourbon Courage x NosubstituteforluvHidden Acres 4-D Farm$94,512
Far Mo PowerUncle Lino x J. D. SafariPeter Gianguilio$70,000
Vine JetRed Vine x Our Girl FridayE. Marie Morrison$69,300
CinnabunnyGolden Lad x English MumShooting Star Stable$67,680
Miss DillinghamJump Start x DillinghamThomas McClay$63,580
Flattering RubyMad Flatter x Precious LilyLuana Johnson$52,416
Confirmed GeniusWeigelia x Cryptic KateLynda Furlong$49,137
Empress IreneEmperor Tiberius x Betcha Can HulaRichard Miller$48,180
FleeterthanFlatter x Shadow Of StormMMG Stables$47,872
XenatownUncle Lino x Crouching ThunderMcFalcingham LLC$43,200

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