Free Rose was bred in Kentucky by Nathan McCauley. In Spring of 2016, he set a new course record at Keeneland in his first start on turf and blew up the tote at odds of over 50-1. A month later, a deal was struck between McCauley & his friends at Abbondanza Racing, and Free Rose headed West for a Summer Campaign.
What a campaign it was! He first won the G3 $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at 30-1 and proved the victory was no fluke when taking the G2 $250,000 Del Mar Derby (at 11-1) a month later. Free Rose was named 3-year-old of the meet at Del Mar for his accomplishments. he ended the year with a close 2nd place finish in the G2 $200,000 Twilight Derby on the Breeders' Cup undercard and a troubled-trip 5th at Del Mar in the G1 $300,000 Hollywood Derby. After a 2016 campaign that included nine starts and $321,000 in earnings, Free Rose is spending a couple months vacationing at a farm in Southern California. The 2017 Breeders' Cup at Del Mar will be the goal next year.
Next Start: Spring 2017
Goodyearforroses was bred in Ireland by The Hornets. She is a 4-year-old daughter of Azamour, out of Guilia (by Galileo).
She has won 5 of 13 starts and has earned $199,195. She was Nakatani’s first stakes win since Chiropractor, won the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar in November 2015.