Below is Dallas and Donna Keen with Miss Oops. She was claimed at Del Mar for owner Raymond Marchand last summer for $20,000. Since becoming a part of the Keen Stable she has added 3 more wins and a second in an Allowance Race on Breeder's Cup Day to her already stellar record. Bringing her total to an incredible 13 WINS!
If raising your own thoroughbreds is too costly or purchasing a yearling from a sale seems risky, you may think about claiming a horse. Claiming, (or purchasing a horse directly from a race), may be a better, more cost effective option for you. Dallas Keen can guide you through the process by helping you choose a horse and you can begin racing within a few short weeks.
Lime Rickey was claimed for owners James and Ywachetta Driver at the Fair Grounds for $15,000 in February 2012. He went on to win the Lone Star Park Turf Starter Series and earn $84,000 before being claimed at Del Mar for $25,000.
The bottom line for many owners and trainers is that with purses around the country higher on average than ever before, claiming horses, who can recoup the initial investment in a handful of starts, makes more sense than buying at sales. The claiming of horses is usually the best way to go not only for first time owners wanting to experience the excitement of racing but also for long time owners who may not own their own farms. By claiming a horse that is already racing you eliminate the expense of caring for a young horse for several months, sometimes even a year or better, and can get right to the enjoyment of racing.
Horses can be claimed for almost any amount, from $4000 and up at most tracks. After the initial investment you can plan on your monthly training and vet bills. The best part is that within a few weeks, you can come to the races and watch your own horse run without the long wait involved with purchasing a colt or filly from a sale to be trained for racing.
Dallas Keen has consistently claimed quality horses that have been moved up well beyond the limits placed on them by other trainers. He has proven time and time again that claiming horses and having horses claimed from you is a very important part of making money in the horse racing business.
If you are interested in claiming a horse please contact Dallas Keen at (817) 528-6655 and he will guide you through the claiming process or locate horses in your price range for you and discuss your options. You can also reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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From $5000 Claiming to the $50,000 Claiming Crown
$50,000 Iron Horse
Dallas Keen ran second with Regal Tour, who was claimed for $5,000, in the $50,000 Iron Horse. The Iron Horse kicked off the Claiming Crown day of racing.