Sapling S. (gr. III)

(gr. III , 6f ,)

YES IT'S TRUE (B h, 122 lb) $120,000
Is It True —Clever Monique , by Clever Trick
B—George Waggoner Stables Inc., KY.; O—Padua Stables; T—D. Wayne Lukas

Erlton (CH h, 122 lb) $40,000
Buckaroo —Am Sensational , by Deputy Minister
B—Kinsman Farm, FL.; O—New Farm; T—Ben W. Perkins, Sr.

Heroofthegame (DK B/ g, 122 lb) $22,000
Montbrook —Clever Lou , by Tri Jet
B—Ocala Stud, FL.; O—Donald J. Carroll; T—Teresa M. Pompay

Margins: 7¼, ¾, nose. Others: Unbridled Jet 122($12,000) , Sejm's Madness 122($6,000) , Two Punch Sonny 122 , Klondike Gold 122 . Winning Jockey, Shane J. Sellers.

Yes It’s True, already a winner of three juvenile stakes races, added his richest win yet with his decisive 71/4-length victory in Monmouth Park’s Sapling Stakes (gr. III). The winner has made his last three starts in three different regions of North America. Prior to the Sapling, Yes It’s True mowed down six rivals with his six-length win the grade III Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes for his first graded stakes victory. In June the colt finished second to stablemate Time Bandit in the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

George Waggoner bred Yes It’s True in Kentucky. The colt was foaled at his Waggoner Farm near Lexington. The dam of Yes It’s True, Clever Monique, is still at the farm, as are her 1997 and 1998 foals, both colts by Skywalker. The mare is back in foal to Is It True, the sire of the Sapling winner.

Waggoner purchased Clever Monique while the mare was carrying Yes It’s True. John T. L. Jones Jr.’s Walmac International consigned her to the 1995 Keeneland November mixed sale. Waggoner paid $16,000. He had tried previously to purchase the mare privately from Jones and was unsuccessful.

Waggoner consigned Yes It’s True as a yearling to the 1997 Keeneland January mixed sale through Eaton Sales, but the colt was withdrawn. Eaton Sales then sold the colt at the Keeneland September yearling sale later that year for $220,000 to B. T. A. Stable. In 1998, Bailey-Ellenberg Select, through Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, consigned Yes It’s True to the Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Satish Sanan’s Padua Stables paid $800,000 for the colt. Yes It’s True has made all six of his starts for Padua, which is now based near Ocala, Fla.

Is It True has sired a total of five added-money winners. The stallion stands at Jones’ Walmac International near Lexington and his 1998 fee was $3,500. The stallion also spent a portion of the last four years standing at Heytesbury Thoroughbreds in Australia. Is It True is owned by a partnership.—K. J. I.