The Claiming Crown comes to Gulfstream Park for the south Florida oval's season opener Dec. 1, and local horsemen have responded enthusiastically with 97 entrants in the seven-race series worth a total of $850,000 in purses.
Dan and Sheila
- Dark Bay or Brown Ridgling
- Born 2009
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With the exception of Eclipse Award winner Hansen, a large but rather unaccomplished field of 13 has lined up for the $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) March 3 at Aqueduct.
The $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 3 will likely feature more than a dozen 3-year-olds, headed by 2011 juvenile champion Hansen.
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The $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), Fair Grounds' first graded 3-year-old race leading up to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), drew a field of 13, a handful of them thought to be early Triple Crown prospects.
|Trainer||Joseph G. Parker|
|Jockey||Samuel Camacho, Jr.|
|Breeder||Gulf Coast Farms LLC|
|Dan and Sheila View Five-Cross Pedigree||More Than Ready||Southern Halo|
|Sheila's Prospect||Not For Love|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Zayat Stables||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$150,000|
|Hard Not to Like|