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Proud Truth

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Proud Truth
Proud Truth

What the Nation is saying about Proud Truth...

Perhaps the most forgotten BCC Champ, but not by me. 28 years ago this month he lit-up the Big A in fine fashion.
is Proud Truth still alive?
I was a senior in high school in 1985. We were on our week long Senior Trip during the first week of May. We were at the Disney Epcot Center on that Saturday and while everyone was taking in the experience, a couple of buddies and I were looking for a tv. Believe it or not, we managed to find some kind of Epcot display of future waiting room style chairs that had a built-in tv. Therefore, we not only got to catch the Kentucky Derby, we watched them in recliners as well. On the bus ride from Arkansas to Orlando we convinced enough of my 47 classmates (that's right...47) to pay $5 dollars and draw the name of a Kentucky Derby entrant, winner take all. My racing buddy drew the horse he wanted...Proud Truth. (I drew Encolure. One of the girls that entered drew Spend A Buck). Anyway, he was big on Proud Truth all year. Unfortunately, he gave up on him just before the 1985 Breeders Cup Classic. He walked away from the tv in disgust as Proud Truth made him PAY!!!
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  • jay s. · No doubt! I was watching a reply of an interview with JVB about Alysheba. Until he mentioned it, it never hit me that he lost three of the of the first four Classics by less than a head. Of course, the Great Alysheba got to the wire in '87. · 595 days ago ·
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  • LAZMANNICK · In 1985 Proud Truth had an amazing year. He went into the Derby as the favorite after beating two year old champ Chief’s Crown in the (famous DQ reversal) Flamingo. He wasn’t right on Derby day and finished fifth to Spend A Buck and after that race his connections decided to skip the Preakness and run him in the Peter Pan (as a prep for the Belmont). He won it convincingly over Cutlass Reality, but unfortunately suffered a leg fracture which was serious enough to keep him out of action until the fall. He finally did come back in October and in his first race back trounced the ’84 BCC winner Wild Again by more than three lengths in an allowance race, this his first ever race against older horses. His next race was a neck victory in the Discovery against three year olds and then it was on to the BCC where he came from last place to get a neck win in a tough field that included Vanlandingham, (the JCGC and Suburban winner), Chief’s Crown, recent winner of the Travers and the Marlboro Inv., and Gate Dancer and Turkoman, both of whom seemed to be in extremely tough in every race they were in. How many horses win the BCC in the same year that they suffer a leg fracture? · 595 days ago ·
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To bad he didn't have more races like his BC, win of 1985!
Ever since I was a very young racing fan, I have always looked forward to The Fountain of Youth Stakes. Perhaps as a youngster it was the catchy name that caught me eye, but as the first serious Kentucky Derby prep for the Eastern three-year-olds, no doubt it has been the stature of the race has kep...Read More
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  • GeorgeTierney · been a long time since this race produced anything truly spectacular for the triple crown series. last 2 horses that won didnt even run in the derby...but I like soldat today... · 1144 days ago ·
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  • zatt · You were right, George ... and unfortunately, yesterday's race did not threaten to crack this list in any way. · 1143 days ago ·
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May 13, 1985 Going some place in a feverish hurry, though exactly where is the next question, a bay bullet called Spend A Buck streaked away with the Kentucky Derby last week, posting the third-sprightliest mile and a quarter (2:00 1/5) in 111 springs at Churchill Downs. Stephan's Odyssey finished s...Read More

Proud Truth - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
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Race
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Cnd
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2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/02/85Proud Truth1stAqu71 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MProud TruthGate DancerTurkoman2:00.80
View DetailsView Video05/04/85Proud Truth5thCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby 3 MSpend A BuckStephan's OdysseyChief's Crown2:00.20