Kentucky Derby 2013: Frac Daddy
Frac Daddy is all settled in at Churchill Downs awaiting his chance to make history in the 2013 Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2013. Frac Daddy arrived at the Churchill Downs barn on Wednesday April 17th at 4:00am in the morning. He was said to be “in good order.”
Frac Daddy is owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners and trained by Kenny McPeek. Victor Lebron will take the mount aboard Frac Daddy on the first Saturday in May. Frac Daddy finished 2nd in both the Kentucky Jockey Club back and the Arkansas Derby. Experts predict that Frac Daddy will do great with distance because of his pedigree. He is from Scat Daddy and Skipper’s Mate.
Lady and The Track had the chance to sit down with Trainer Kenny McPeek to find out a little bit more about Frac Daddy. We learned that Frac Daddy loves beer and is expected to get better with age!
Frac Daddy Interview with Trainer Kenny McPeek
Trixie: Are you pleased with Frac Daddy’s performance in the Arkansas Derby on Saturday April 13th?
Kenny McPeek: I am very pleased!
Trixie: Does Frac Daddy have what it takes to be a Kentucky Derby contender?
Kenny McPeek: Yes!
Trixie: Who will be aboard Frac Daddy in the Kentucky Derby?
Kenny McPeek: Probably Victor LeBron.
Trixie: How did Frac Daddy get his name?
Kenny McPeek: His owners, Magic City Thoroughbred Partners, are in the oil and gas frac business. Magic City Thoroughbred Partners consists of Carter Stewart and Ken Schlenker.
Trixie: Does Frac Daddy have a nickname around the barn?
Kenny McPeek: Slow Learner.
Trixie: What are a few of Frac Daddy’s personality traits?
Kenny McPeek: Frac Daddy very easily upsets.
Trixie: What makes Frac Daddy so special? What makes him different from other colts in your barn?
Kenny McPeek: Frac Daddy has a big long stride and is a big-bodied horse.
Trixie: What is your favorite Frac Daddy moment to date?
Kenny McPeek: His Kentucky Jockey Club race!
Trixie: What are Frac Daddy’s favorite treats?
Kenny McPeek: Frac Daddy loves peppermints and Guinness!
Trixie: Frac Daddy has a ton of fans that adore him. Do you have anything you would like to say to them?
Kenny McPeek: Frac Daddy will get better with age.
Trixie: What advice would you give a beginner at the track?
Kenny McPeek: Download the Horse Races Now App!
Lady and The Track would like to wish Jockey Victor Lebron, Assistant Trainer Phil Bauer, Trainer Kenny McPeek, Carter Stewart, Ken Schlenker, and the beautiful Frac Daddy the best of luck in the 2013 Kentucky Derby!
Lady and The Track would like to sincerely thank Kenny McPeek and Jessica Peterson for helping make this interview possible. Good Luck! Safe Run! ~Trixie
Watch Video of Frac Daddy Galloping at Churchill Downs on April 23, 2013.