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Free Drop Billy gets first stakes winner

July 18, 2022

Free Drop Maddy, the first stakes winner for Free Drop Billy, wins the TTA Futurity – Coady photo

Spendthrift Farm stallion Free Drop Billy was represented by his first stakes winner on July 17 when Free Drop Maddy scored a front-running victory in the $150,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity at Lone Star Park (WATCH RACE).

The bay filly, owned by Landon Jordan, was a close second in her June 10 debut at Churchill Downs. She proved up to the task of taking on a full field of stakes competition on Sunday. She went right to the front from post 2, carving out fractions of :21.94 and :46.06. She led the field into the stretch and was never threatened in the lane, winning by 1 ¾-lengths.

Free Drop Maddy is trained by Bret Calhoun and has won $102,700 in her two races. She was bred by Clear Creek Stud LLC and sold for $200,000 at this April’s Texas Thoroughbred Association 2-Year-Olds in Training sale.

Free Drop Billy, a Grade 1 winner at two in the Keeneland Breeders’ Futurity, is participating in Spendthrift Farm’s Safe Bet Program for 2022.