Along with outstanding win percentages, Dallas Keen has been well known for his ability to claim horses and move them up in class. Some move up to become allowance horses, but others have even become stakes horses.
Claiming horses is a great way for a new owner to get started in the racing business.
You can claim a horse anywhere from $4000 to $100,000 depending on the track and be racing in a few weeks.
Hotlantic, winner of the Irving Distaff
Some of Dallas Keens many accomplishments include winning the Arkansas Derby, New Orleans Handicap, The Tenacious Handicap, The Whirlaway Handicap, The Diplomat Way, The Sam Houston Sprint Handicap, and the Maxxam Gold Cup twice just to name a few.
Dallas Keen is one of the all time leading trainers in the history of Lone Star Park by wins and has won numerous stakes races since the track opened in 1997. Dallas has been the leading trainer twice and has produced consistent win percentages all over the country for many years.
Although Dallas Keen does not get the headlines of an Asmussen or Calhoun, statistically he is near their equal, boasting a 6-year win percentage of 23 percent. His overall win rate with horses returning from a layoff of 90 days or greater is a very strong 26%, and his route-to-sprint horses are 16 for 47 (33%). Keen does not start many 2-year olds, but his 5 for 12 record is better than a 40% win rate.
Lone Star Park video featuring Dallas and Donna Keen schooling horses in the paddock talking about the importance of preparing your horses for race day.
Call Dallas or Donna Keen for information about day rates.