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
|Fortheluvofbourbon||Bourbon Courage x Nosubstituteforluv||Hidden Acres 4-D Farm||$94,512|
|Far Mo Power||Uncle Lino x J. D. Safari||Peter Gianguilio||$70,000|
|Vine Jet||Red Vine x Our Girl Friday||E. Marie Morrison||$69,300|
|Cinnabunny||Golden Lad x English Mum||Shooting Star Stable||$67,680|
|Miss Dillingham||Jump Start x Dillingham||Thomas McClay||$63,580|
|Flattering Ruby||Mad Flatter x Precious Lily||Luana Johnson||$52,416|
|Confirmed Genius||Weigelia x Cryptic Kate||Lynda Furlong||$49,137|
|Empress Irene||Emperor Tiberius x Betcha Can Hula||Richard Miller||$48,180|
|Fleeterthan||Flatter x Shadow Of Storm||MMG Stables||$47,872|
|Xenatown||Uncle Lino x Crouching Thunder||McFalcingham LLC||$43,200|