Bred Harry H Ridge, MA.
Sired 6 trotters, 179 pacers, 61 p,4,T1:55 Born 1934, died October 18, 1947 at Hanover Shoe Farm. Billy Direct was a great free-legged pacer of the mid-1930s
Billy Direct first began life as a stallion in 1941, and sired the winners of $3.2 million from 226 starters, 16 of whom paced in 2:00 or faster. His richest son was Dudley Hanover p,T1:57.4 ($214,820). The mighty Tar Heel was his second fastest (p,4,T1:57 $119,148) behind Direct Rhythm, p, 1:56.1 ($171,802). Tar Heel was the only son who had a direct impact on North American breeding. Another of son, Garrison Hanover had that honor in Australia and New Zealand.