Bourbon Therapy is the first winner of Free Drop Billy

Spendthrift Farm 1st Year Winner Free Drop Billy spawned its first winner on June 27 at Indianapolis Horseshoe where his son Bourbon Therapy gained in gate-to-wire mode by 1 1/2 lengths.

Scott Pierce bred Bourbon Therapy in Kentucky from Holy Bull winner naturally naughty a half-sister of the stake winner and stake producer Bam Bam Taurus . The colt was offered at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s October yearling sale where he was a $19,000 buyout. He ended up with trainer John Ennis, co-owner of Bourbon Therapy with Hidden Creek Farm.

Bourbon Therapy debuted at Keeneland April 28 when he was unplaced and followed with a stronger effort on May 30 when he was runner-up at Horseshoe Indianapolis. He earned his third start going five furlongs in: 58.04. All of his starts have been on grass.

A 7 year old son of Union Cloths , Free Drop Billy won the first claim at 2 and after two runners-up efforts in the Sanford Stakes (G3) and Hopeful Stakes (G1), he won the Claiborne Breeders’ Future (G1). At 3, he was ranked three times with a second place in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) and a third place in the Gotham Stakes (G3) and the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2). He retired with a 2-3-2 record in 11 starts and earned $662,470.

Free Drop Billy was at Spendthrift this year for $5,000.

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