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.