3rd at 3PEGASUS S.
(gr. III , 9f , to Actin Good, Now a Victor, defeating Helsinki, Bwana Bull ).
Actin Good earned his first graded win and became his dam’s first black-type winner when he took the $250,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Monmouth Park Oct. 27.
Under Cornelio Velasquez, the Bobby Dibona-trained Yes It’s True gelding led four rivals into the final turn, briefly gave up the lead to Now a Victor, fought back gamely, and won the 11¼8-mile event by a neck in a final time of 1:51.54.
Now with career earnings of $262,670 for owners Leo-Sag Stables, Gus Goldsmith, and Greg and Jerrich Stable and a 3-2-2 record from nine starts, 3-year-old Actin Good came off a 33¼4-length allowance win at Suffolk Downs Sept. 22 to win the Pegasus. Bred in Florida by Johnson Hollow Farm out of the Colonial Affair mare Hollow Design, he sold as a short yearling to Athens Woods for $200,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s January winter mixed sale of 2005 where the average price was $13,055. He was a $145,000 RNA at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga select yearling sale for consignor Eaton Sales, agent, that same year, then sold to Leo-Sag Stables for $142,000 at the OBS February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in 2006.
Hollow Design, a two-time winner who claimed both her victories at Remington Park, is the dam of one other winner, a 4-year-old full brother to Actin Good named D. J. Best. Hollow Design has a 2-year-old filly by Delaware Township and a weanling colt by Wildcat Heir.
Yes It’s True is the sire of 24 stakes winners. Among his 12 added-money winners of 2007 are Off Duty (gr. III), Yes He’s the Man (gr. III), Film Director (Tri-II), and Yes It’s Legal (PR-III). Yes It’s True stood the 2007 season at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for a stud fee of $35,000.—C.N.
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