Hold Me Back Sires First Winner

His daughter Truth in the Lies won her career debut at Pimlico April 10.

Truth in the Lies became the first winner for dual graded stakes victor Hold Me Back when the juvenile filly captured her career debut in the first race at Pimlico Race Course April 10 (VIDEO).

Owned and trained by Wesley Ward, Truth in the Lies won the 4 1/2-furlong maiden claiming event as the favorite in front-running fashion by a decisive two lengths. Out of the Silver Ghost mare Ms. Misery, Truth in the Lies was bred in Kentucky by Highclere.  

Hold Me Back (Giant's Causeway Restraint, by Unbridled's Song) won the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at 3 and Dominion Day Handicap (Can-III) at 4. He also placed in the Shadwell Travers Stakes and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (both gr. I) during his sophomore season.

Hold Me Back was raced by WinStar Farm, which bred him in partnership with Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A. He was trained by Bill Mott.

Retired from racing after compiling a record of 4-3-0 from 14 starts and earning $872,610, Hold Me Back stands for $6,000 at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.