Grade I winner, sire Yes It’s True euthanized

Grade I winner and sire Yes It’s True was euthanized on Monday at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute after he showed signs of colic and was later diagnosed with a perforated intestine, Three Chimneys Farm announced. The son of Is It True was 19.

Yes It’s True underwent emergency surgery at Hagyard but when that treatment proved unsuccessful, the decision was made to euthanize.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Yes It’s True” said Three Chimneys chairman Goncalo Torrealba. “He was a cornerstone of success for the many breeders that supported him and a wonderful horse to be around.”

Yes It’s True was purchased by Satish Sanan’s Padua Stables at the Barretts’ March 2-Year-Old Sale in 1998 for $800,000 and went on to win four stakes as a juvenile including the Grade III Sapling Stakes and Grade III Hollywood Juvenile Championship.

As a 3-year-old Yes It’s True captured six stakes including the Grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash. He retired with 11 wins from 22 career starts and $1,080,700 in earnings.

Yes It’s True initially retired to Padua Farm in Florida until he was moved to Three Chimneys in late 2004. He averaged over $5 million in progeny earnings every year since his first crop hit the track.

In 2015, Yes It’s True bred 117 mares in and was represented this year by Grade I winner The Big Beast and millionaire La Verdad who most recently ran second in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

He has been buried at Three Chimneys.