Proud Truth

Proud Truth

Trainer:John M. Veitch
Owner: Darby Dan Farm
Foaling Date: 1982
Pedigree: Graustark and Wake Robin of Summer Tan
Dosage: 7-1-18-10-4 (40)
Dosage Index / CD: 0.74 / -0.08



Notes: Proud Truth is the second horse and is remembered for the glory of winning Breeders Cup Classic race. Dorothy Galbreath, wife of a famous horseman, John W. Galbreath had a rearing and breeding farm â Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. At two, Proud Truth made only two winning starts and in the next racing season, he became one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby. For a couple of months, he was plagued by injuries. When he came back o racing ground, everyone gave him a grand welcome and he was taken as one of the early favorites for winning the Triple Crown races. He could not race so far so it was expected out of him in the Kentucky Derby he finished fifth and he did not race in the second leg of the Triple Crown â the Preakness Stakes. He was the fifth betting choice in the Breedersâ Cup Classic, which he eventually won. Under jockey Jorge Velasquez, he ran from behind powerfully and defeated a strong field of contenders . In 1991, Proud Truth was sent for the service to stand at Corbett Farm near Monkton, Maryland and thereafter in 1999 to Haras Cerro Punta in Panama. In 2005, he died at Haras Cerro Punta suffering from a bout of colic.


Facts
Important Racing Wins: â Â Fountain of Youth Stakes (1985) Â Florida Derby (1985) Â Peter Pan Stakes (1985) Â Discovery Handicap (1985) Â Tidal Handicap (1986)
Breeders' Cup wins: â Â Breeders' Cup Classic (1985)