|True Tails Wins $50,000 Wafare
Farm at Lone Star in Stakes Record 1:08.76
23, 2005)- Marie Troncone's swift 3-year-old filly True Tails
collected her second career stakes win with a convincing gate-to-wire
romp in Saturday's $50,000 Wafare Farm Stakes at Lone Star Park
in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Cole Norman trainee defeated Ketchmewhereyoucan
by 7 ¾ lengths and stopped the clock in 1:08.76 to establish
a new stakes record in the ninth running of the six-furlong race.
Lady Carmen was third.
Next up for the Yes It's True filly will be the $150,000 Stonerside
Stakes on Memorial Day, one of six stakes on the seventh annual
Lone Star Million program.
True Tails, a Florida-bred, set the pace under pressure from Ms
American Champ and zipped through the first quarter mile in :21.55,
and pulled clear at the half-mile, which was clocked in a blazing
:43.72. "At the three-eighths pole, she started tugging on
me," said winning rider Jaime Theriot. "I just kept a
long cross on her and she hit another gear at the top of the lane."
The victory was True Tails' fourth in seven starts and the $30,000
winner's share of the purse boosted her earnings to $112,330. She
paid $3.80 to win as the 4-5 favorite in the field of seven.
The seven-furlong Stonerside Stakes on May 30 would be True Tails'
first race beyond six furlongs, but that doesn't concern Norman.
"Right now, it looks like she's one dimensional, but the older
she gets the more she relaxes," Norman said. "When I bought
her at the [2004 Fasig-Tipton Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training] sale
[for $90,000], she was small but I wanted her. I don't care that
she's small; she's fast. Fast goes far, I don't care if you're big
or small. I hope someday we'll be able to carry her speed two turns
because she's got the pedigree to do it."
After the Stonerside, Norman plans to send True Tails to South
Florida's Calder Race Course for the Grade III, $300,000 Azalea
Breeders' Cup Stakes on July 9.
In addition to the Wafare Farm, True Tails won the $50,000 Lone
Star Park Juvenile Fillies by 7 ¼ lengths two days before
the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Her final time
in Saturday's Wafare eclipsed Everheart's 2004 time of 1:08.85 by
nine-hundredths of a second.