Hot Wells, seen here winning the $75,000 Gr III Southwest Stakes, was claimed for $12,500 as a 2yo on the advice of The Sheets in August of 1997.
In two years of racing he earned over $250,000 and in addition to his stakes win, he came in 2nd in the $150,000 Leonard Richards Stake, 3rd in the Gr II Ohio Derby and 4th in the Gr I Preakness Stakes.