- 2005 Kentucky Derby (G1)
|$2,537,316||Holy Bull||Set Them Free||Stallion||2002||Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss||Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss||John Shirreffs|
Giacomo was the first Kentucky Derby winner to find its legs at Mill Ridge, who foaled and raised him for Jerry and Ann Moss. Giacomo, the son of Holy Bull, was born on February 16, 2002, which means Set Them Free was pregnant with him in March 2001, shortly before the mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) was discovered in the weeks surrounding that year's Derby. "It was unbelievable. It was such a desperate time,'' Chandler said. "It is incredible that we lost 25% of our expected foals and still had a Champion (Sweet Catomine) and Derby winner. We weren't thinking about the potential good ones at the time, though. We were just trying to save the ones that we had.'' As she watched on television as the colt, Giacomo, thundered down the stretch to win the 131st running of the Kentucky Derby, Chandler, burst into tears. Giacomo's owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, and the colt's trainer, John Shirreffs, are among Chandler's admirers and dear friends. The Mosses have boarded their mares at Mill Ridge for years, and Shirreffs sported a Mill Ridge baseball cap in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs.