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Is It True

Is It True
Sire Raja Baba
Dam Roman Rockette
Grandsire Bold Ruler
Damsire Proudest Roman
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1986
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Warner L. Jones
Owner Eugene V. Klein
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Record 15: 5-2-2
Earnings $819,999
Is It True is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Roman Rockette by Raja Baba. He was born around 1986 in the United States, and was bred by Warner L. Jones.
Major wins

Jim Dandy Stakes (1989)
Riva Ridge Stakes (1989)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1988)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 5, 2007

Is It True (1986–2007) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by Warner L. Jones at his Hermitage Farm near Goshen, Kentucky, he was purchased by Eugene Klein who handed him over to trainer D. Wayne Lukas for race conditioning.

At age two, Is It True made six starts, compiling a 2-2-1 record. He finished fourth in the Grade I Cowdin Stakes and second in the Champagne Stakes to future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Easy Goer. However, in the most important race of 1988, Is It True defeated Easy Goer in winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. For owner Eugene Klein, it was his third straight win in the "Juvenile." In an August 8, 2007 article, ESPN's Jeremy Plonk wrote that "Easy Goer's loss in the 1988 Juvenile to Is It True arguably is the biggest upset in the event's 23-year history. " [1]

As a three-year-old in 1989, Is It True never made it to the U.S. Triple Crown races. He started nine times, earning three wins and one third-place finish. His most important win came in the Grade II Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

Retired to stud duty, Is It True stood five seasons in Australia and another five seasons shuttling between Heytesbury Stud near Perth in West Australia to Walmac International in Kentucky. He sired several stakes race winners, the most notable of which was the American millionaire Grade I and multiple stakes winner, Yes Its True.

While in his paddock on February 22, 2007, twenty-one-year-old Is It True reportedly suffered a heart attack and died.



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