From Foal To Finish Line™: Free Drop Billy

FREE DROP BILLY, a chestnut colt by Union Rags out of Trensa by Giant’s Causeway, was purchased for $200,000 by the Albaugh Family Stables, LLC.

Free Drop Billy has an A Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and our 2016 sales analysis showed that he had the potential to be competitive on the Kentucky Derby Trail.

Union Rags, the sire of Free Drop Billy, was a competitive colt on the trail to the 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1), compiling an overall 5-1-1 record in eight career starts with $1,798,800 in earnings.

As a two-year-old, Union Rags won the Three Chimneys Saratoga Special (G2) and Champagne (G1) stakes and finished second in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) stakes.

At the age of three, Union Rags won the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) stakes and finished third in the Florida Derby (G1) en route to a seventh-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He finished his career with a narrow win by a neck over Paynter in the Belmont (G1) stakes.

Won at two

  • A 5 f, maiden special weight at Churchill Downs (defeating Transgress, Orbatron, Battle At Sea, Tememon, Make Noise, Onejump)
  • Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1, 8 ½ f, defeating Bravazo, Lone Sailor, Lionite, Givemeaminit, Ezmosh, Crea’s Bklyn Law, Bourbon Resolution, Ready Prospector, Lone Rock, Ten City)

2nd at two

  • Hopeful Stakes (G1, 6 f, to Sporting Chance, defeating Givemeaminit, Firenze Fire, National Flag, Oskar Blues, Mojovation, Psychoanalyze)
  • Sanford Stakes (G3, 6 f, to Firenze Fire, defeating Psychoanalyze, Baffin, Bal Harbour, Admiral Jimmy, Direct Dial, Nauti Bouy)

2nd at three

  • Holy Bull Stakes (G2, 8 ½ f, to Audible, defeating Tiz Mischief, Enticed, Pony Up, Tip Sheet, Bandito, Master Manipulator, Aequor)

3rd at three

  • Gotham Stakes (G3, 8 f, to Enticed, Old Time Revival defeating Firenze Fire, Whereshetoldmetogo, Cove Blue, Nine Route, Beautiful Shot, Dial Operator)
  • Toyota Blue Grass (G2, 9 f, to Good Magic, Flameaway, DQ-Sporting Chance, defeating Blended Citizen, Kanthaka, Tiz Mischief, Marconi, Zing Zang, California Night, Gotta Go, Machismo, Determinant, Arawak)