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Hansen atop Experimental Free Handicap


Thursday, February 02, 2012 |
Tapit's 2-year-old champion of 2011, Hansen, topped the recently-released Experimental Free Handicap with a weight of 126 pounds, the same number assigned to Union Rags. The Jockey Club Experimental Free Handicap, published annually since 1935, is a weight-based assessment of the previous year’s leading 2-year-olds, with the weights compiled by racing secretaries for a hypothetical race at 1 1/16 miles on dirt.

Hansen won all three of his starts last year of 2011 by a combined margin of about 25 1/2 lengths and earned $1,153,305. Owned by Dr. Kendall Hansen (also his breeder) and Sky Chai Racing, the gray colt won the $100,000 Bluegrass Cat Kentucky Cup Juvenile S. prior to defeating Union Rags in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).

Hansen, trained by Mike Maker, finished second after a poor start in his only race this year in the $400,000 Holy Bull S. (G3) Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park. "He was a little headstrong and fresh but other than that it was a good effort. He galloped out strong so we’re pleased,” Maker noted after the Holy Bull.

The entire Experimental Free Handicap weight assignments can be found at jockeyclub.com/experimental.asp.