Williams Creek, aka Willy, is a chestnut colt born in 2016 out of the Indiana stallion Skylord and the mare Simone (Albert the Great). Willy is a registered Thoroughbred who dreams of racing in a couple of years, especially at Indiana Grand. His owners live in the Town of Williams Creek, and named him in honor of the Town. Willy goes to "private school" at Margaux Farm in Midway, KY. Watch this space for updates and photos as he prepares for his career in racing. Update January 6, 2018. Williams Creek is now a two year-old colt. He has started his training at Margaux Farm and is best described by his Irish trainer Dermot Littlefield as a "clever boy". He has a long shaggy coat to keep him warm in the winter, and enjoys being turned out daily with another young horse. Update March 16, 2018. Williams Creek is jogging a mile to a mile and a quarter and galloping six furlongs to a mile daily. He is handling everything well and starting to trim up. His body condition and feet are good, and he is schooling in the gate regularly. This is great progress for a 2 y/o in training, let's see if we can't get him to the races this season! Update April 2019. Williams Creek spent the winter at LaCroix Farm in LaGrange KY. He moved to Churchill Downs on April 1. He is training with Buff Bradley, a highly accomplished horseman and trainer. We look forward to seeing him race at Indiana Grand this summer.
Update August 2019. Williams Creek had his first start at Churchill Downs on June 23, 2019. He was very green, but once he figured out what to do, he showed some speed and aptitude. His second race was at Indiana Grand on July 17, 2019. He ran a great race and finished in third place. Unfortunately, he suffered a bone chip in his Left foreleg. The chip was successfully removed, but during surgery there were some other findings that indicated he would not be able to withstand the rigors of training and racing - too much chance he would go lame. William is now retired, recovering at Indian Ridge Farm. His new owner plans to retrain him and enter him in the Retired Racehorse Makeover program in 2020.