Foaling Date: 5-3-2015 Pedigree: Union Rags - Trensa by Giant's Causeway Dosage Profile: 4-4-17-1-0 Dosage Index / CD: 1.74 0.42 2017 Record: 5 Starts: 2 - 2 - 0, $428,020 Best Beyer Figure: 90 Auction Price: $200,000
Note: In 2017, Free Drop Billy broke his maiden in his first start at Churchill Downs in June. Next he shipped to Saratoga to finish 2nd in both the Sanford (G3) and the Hopeful (G1) before winning the Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. He closed out the year running a disappointing 9th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Del Mar. He made his 2018 debut finishing 2nd in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park then shipped to Aqueduct to finish 3rd in the Gotham (G3). For his final prep he finished 4th beaten 4 lengths by Good Magic in the Blue Grass Stakes (G1).
Security even tighter - if you are going to the Derby or Oaks be sure to check here to find out what you can bring in with you. The enhanced security means no big cameras, camcorders, big purses, or coolers. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate. Also there will be no re-entry if you leave the track, so don't forget anything! 2018 is likely to be the same if not more restricted.
Kentucky Derby Traditions - Find out all about the big Derby Traditions: the rose garland, the trophy, the Twin Spires, mint juleps, singing "My Old Kentucy Home", fancy hats, celebrities and the annual Derby glasses.
Fillies in the Kentucky Derby - a look at the 39 fillies who have contested the Run for the Roses and how they did. So far there have been 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 5 thirds.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.