But It's True

But It

Sire: High Chaparral

Dam: Pennacchio

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 7 year old

Foaled: Aug 20th, 2012

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Gold, Emerald Green Star, Stars Sleeves, Star Cap


K J Payne & Mrs V M Payne

Career Record: 24-4-4-4

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    16.7 %
  • Place
    33.3 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2012

SireSadler's WellsNorthern DancerNearctic
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) Fairy BridgeBold Reason
1999KasoraDarshaanShirley Heights
DamAlignNight ShiftNorthern Dancer
PENNACCHIO (NZ) Super TrendRed Anchor
2004AbenezraRory's JesterCrown Jester

HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) (Bay 1999-Stud 2004). 10 wins-2 at 2, The Derby, Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire (AEI) twice. Sire of 1739 rnrs, 1100 wnrs, 128 SW, inc. So You Think (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Dundeel, Shoot Out, Ace High, Descarado, Monaco Consul, Rekindling, Contributer, Toronado, Wigmore Hall, Lucky Lion, Free Eagle, Tivaci, Redwood, Hiyaam, Youngstar, Charmont, Fenway, High Jinx, Montoya's Secret, Pondarosa Miss, Wrote, Joanna, Enaad, etc.


1st dam

PENNACCHIO, by Align. 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$89,951, A$112,000, BRC Spear Chief H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Centenary Classic Mile, L, ARC Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Pencarrow Stud H., Piazza d'Oro H., 2d Avondale JC Image Holdings H., Counties RC The Informant H., 3d Egmont RC Postponed Classic, Gr.3. Half-sister to Abenroad (dam of STRADA CAVALLO). Dam of three named foals, all raced, two winners, inc:-

Full of Beauty (g. by Darci Brahma). 5 wins at 1200m, HK$4,583,500, in 2018-19, HKJC Tung Wah Group of Hospital H., Ambitious Dragon H., Fat Choi H., Wu King H., Grassy Hill H.

But It's True (g. by High Chaparral). 3 wins. See below.


2nd dam

ABENEZRA, by Rory's Jester. 2 wins at 1000m, 1300m in Aust. Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

PENNACCHIO (Align). 8 wins. See above.

(Mr) Bandit Country. 3 wins at 1000m, NZ$1,450, A$78,323, 3d Hawkes Bay Bay Ford Hastings 2YO H.

Abenroad. Unplaced. Dam of-

STRADA CAVALLO (Alamosa). 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, NZ$164,775, Ashburton RC John Grigg S., L, Counties RC Fasttrack Insurance H., 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, 3d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival H.


3rd dam

LIBIA, by Ringaro. 8 wins in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Loteria Nacional, Gr.3, San Isidro Clasico Necochea, L, Palermo Clasico General Guemes, L, San Isidro Especial Provincia de Chaco, Palermo Handicap Parlanchin, 3d VATC Helenslea H., 4th San Isidro G.P. Suipacha, Gr.1, VRC Frances Tressady S., Gr.3. Half-sister to LIMAY, Lighten (dam of LOS ANGELES). Dam of 10 named foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Yassa. 5 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$116,200, VRC Renaissance Sydney Hotel Welter H., Les Benton H., VATC Luther's Luck H., 2d VRC Gold & Black H., MVRC Herald Sun Super Form H., 3d VATC Mainland Cheese P.H., Anonyme Welter H., Wheatear H.

Abenezra. 2 wins. See above.

Jacky Jet. Winner at 900m in Aust.

Stargino. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Benghazi. Winner at 1150m in Aust.

Mistletoe. Winner at 1400m in Aust.

Miss Libia. Unraced. Dam of-

Gracie May. 4 wins from 1300m to 2200m, WATC Sell Lease Property H., Sponsor a Race H., 3d WATC Tabtouch.com.au H.

Kelly's Callisto. 2 wins at 2, A$197,300, in 2017-18, WATC Crown Sports Bar 2YO P., D'Orsogna 2YO P., 2d WATC Salinger 2YO P., Quayclean 2YO P., 3d WATC TLC Projects & Shopfitters 2YO P., Lanciano 2YO P.

Kelly's Secret. Winner at 1650m in 2018-19, WATC Tabtouch P., 2d WATC Tabtouch P., 3d WATC James Boag's Premium P.


4th dam

LITTLE SUN, by Solazo. 2 wins in Argentina. Half-sister to AUSPICIANTE (dam of ANTESPEND), AUNANTE, AUXILIANTE, ACTUANTE. Dam of 9 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

LIBIA (Ringaro). 8 wins. See above.

LIMAY (Logical). 7 wins-1 at 2- in U.S.A., Argentina and Panama, Panama Clasico Dia del Trabajo, L, 4th Palermo Clasico Old Man, Gr.3.

Lighten. 2 wins in Argentina, 2d La Plata Clasico Jockey Club de Rosario. Dam of-

LOS ANGELES (Salt Marsh). 13 wins in Chile, Club Hipico Clasico Ismael Tocornal, L, 3d Clasico Valparaiso Sporting Club, Gr.2, Club Hipico Clasico Ismael Tocornal, L.

Lindsey. Unraced. Dam of-

Liberal Champ (Ski Champ). 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m in Argentina, San Isidro Premio Asociaciones Rurales del Mercosur, 2d San Isidro Clasico Cocles, L, Premio Asidero.


5th dam

AUXEY, by Right of Way. 5 wins in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Tomas Lyon, Gr.2, Clasico Gilberto Lerena, Gr.3, 2d Palermo Clasico Arturo R Bullrich, Gr.3, Clasico General Alvear, Gr.3, Especial Botafogo, L, 3d La Plata Clasico Republica Federativa del Brasil, L. Sister to BLAGNY, half-sister to GREVES (dam of GRIMALDI), DRAPIER, VALMUR, Goutte d'Or (dam of GOOD CHAMPAGNE, GOOD WHISKY, EL CONTADOR). Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

AUSPICIANTE (Practicante). 8 wins, US$409,395 in U.S.A. and Argentina, Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1, Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Palermo Clasico Ramon Biaus, Gr.2, Clasico Apertura, Gr.3, 2d San Isidro G.P. Copa de Plata, Gr.1, Santa Anita San Gorgonio H., Gr.2, Louisiana Downs Golden Harvest H., Gr.2, Palermo Clasico General Luis Maria Campos, Gr.2, 3d Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, San Isidro G.P. Eliseo Ramirez, Gr.1, Clasico Enrique Acebal, Gr.1, Palermo G.P. Jorge de Atucha, Gr.1, Bay Meadows Hillsborough H., Gr.3. Dam of-

ANTESPEND (Spend a Buck). 10 wins-4 at 2, US$1,011,953, Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1, Del Mar Oaks, Gr.1, Hollywood Park Honeymoon H., Gr.3, Miesque S., Gr.3, Keeneland Green River S., L, 2d Hollywood Oaks, Gr.1, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Belmont Noble Damsel H., Gr.3, Saratoga Ballston Spa H., Gr.3, 3d Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1, Saratoga Diana H., Gr.2. Dam of-

FRIENDS LAKE (A.P. Indy). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 6½f to 9f, US$696,400, Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Belmont Sleepy Hollow S., L, 3d Gulfstream Park Holy Bull S., Gr.3. Sire.

SEEKING THE ANTE (Seeking the Gold). 5 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$392,830, Belmont Nassau County S., Gr.2, Iroquois H., L, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Aqueduct Comely S., Gr.3, East View S., L, 3d Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, Gazelle S., Gr.1. Dam of-

MINERALOGIST (Mineshaft). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, US$270,550, Belmont Maid of the Mist S., L, Joseph A Gimma S., L. Dam of-

CAN YOU DIGGIT (Tiznow). 4 wins from 1m to 9f, US$436,555, to 2018, Saratoga Evan Shipman S., L, 2d Belmont Empire Classic H., L.

Brilliant Burma. Unplaced. Dam of-

SWISS LEMONADE (Lemon Drop Kid). 3 wins at 1500m, 1600m in Brazil, Cidade Jardim Clássico Presidente Luiz Nazareno T de Assumpção, L, 2d Cidade Jardim G.P. Presidente Roberto Alves de Almeida, Gr.2.

AUXILIANTE (Practicante). 20 wins in Italy and Argentina, Milan Premio Vittorio di Capua, Gr.2, San Isidro Clasico Gran Bretana, Gr.3, Palermo Clasico Benito Villanueva, Gr.3, Clasico Bolivia, Gr.3, Clasico Old Man, Gr.3, 2d Palermo Clasico Peru, Gr.3, Premio Roma Vecchia, Gr.3, 3d Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.1, San Isidro Clasico Otono, Gr.2, Palermo Clasico Asociacion Argentina de Fomento Equino, Gr.3. Sire.

AUNANTE (Practicante). 5 wins in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, Montevideo JC Clasico Carlos Pellegrini, Gr.2, 2d Cristal G.P. Protetora do Turfe, Gr.3, 3d La Plata Clasico Bandera Argentina, L. Sire.

ACTUANTE (Practicante). 7 wins in U.S.A. and Argentina, La Plata Clasico Santiago del Estero, L, Palermo Clasico Japon, L, 3d G.P. Ciudad de Rosario, Gr.3, La Plata Clasico Asociacion Bonaerense de Propietarios, Gr.3.

Aplastante. Placed in Argentina. Dam of-

Advance Girl. 3 wins in Argentina. Dam of-

AVISPON (Southern Halo). 4 wins in Argentina, San Isidro Clasico Melgarejo, L, 2d G.P. San Isidro, Gr.1. Sire.

Apple Toss. Winner in Argentina. Dam of-

BATTY ANEJA (Batty). Winner in Chile, Valparaiso Clasico Manuel Losada Rodriguez, Gr.3.

Marplatense Soy. Unraced. Dam of-

STORM MARCOPOLO (Bernstein). Champion sprinter in Argentina in 2007-08. 7 wins at 1000m in Argentina, San Isidro G.P. Estrellas Sprint, Gr.1, Palermo G.P. Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Gr.1, Clasico Irlanda, Gr.3, Clasico Estados Unidos de America, Gr.3, 2d Palermo Especial Seaborg, Especial Contante, 3d Turfway Park Holiday Cheer S., L.


Race Record: 20 Starts 3-3-4 A$81,525.

3 wins from 1300m to 2100m, A$81,525, to 2017-18, 2d MRC Buyaracehorse.com.au H., Clanbrooke Racing H.