Bred: Scott C. Heider and Knowles Bloodstock (Ky.)
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid
Dam: Kreisleriana, by Seeking the Gold
After debuting with a runner-up finish at Saratoga Race Course, Balance the Books came right back to win the With Anticipation Stakes (G2) at the Spa for his first career visit to the winner's circle. He confirmed his class with a third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).