Yes It's True - Noble Fire, By Hook and Ladder
About La Verdad
A bay daughter of Yes It’s True out of the Hook and Ladder mare Noble Fire, La Verdad was bred in New York. Campaigned by Lady Sheila Stable and trained by Linda Rice, La Verdad broke her maiden in her second career start on April 7, 2013 at Aqueduct. She won her next four races — all allowance optional claiming events — before advancing into stakes company She finished second in her first stakes try in the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park in February of 2014. La Verdad then won four consecutive stakes races: the Broadway Stakes, Distaff Handicap (Grade 2), Critical Eye Stakes and the Dancin Renee Stakes. She added a victory in the Iroquois Stakes later in the year. In 2015, La Verdad won the Eclipse Award for Champion Female Sprinter. Her victories included the Distaff Handicap (Grade 2), Vagrancy Handicap (Grade 3), Dancin Renee Stakes, Gallant Bloom Handicap (Grade 2) and Iroquois Stakes. She also finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. La Verdad won her 11th and final career stakes race in January of 2016 in the Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct. She was retired with a career record of 16-3-0 from 25 starts and earnings of $1,563,200
About the Owner
Lady Sheila Stable
Sheila Rosenblum, former ballerina and model, began her journey into horse racing in 2009. Owning and managing nearly 30 thoroughbreds through her Lady Sheila Stable, its sister syndicates and other partnerships, Rosenblum’s passion and focus has been getting women more involved in the sport.
In 2013, Rosenblum partnered with celebrated trainer Linda Rice, the leading female trainer in North America. In Rice’s hands, the Lady Sheila Stable’s horses have gone on to earn more than $3.5 million in purses since 2011.
Since then, Rosenblum has enjoyed tremendous success with many thoroughbreds, but the horse that really put Rosenblum on the map is La Verdad, purchased privately along with her yearling half-sister, Hot City Girl, in 2013
Edition Farm began when Vivien Malloy and her husband, Harry, bought their first broodmare, Roberta’s Dream, in 1981. Since then, Edition Farm’s breeding program has achieved national and international success with stakes winners across America, Japan and Turkey.
Since founding Edition Farm, Malloy has twice been named the top owner and breeder in New York state by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association (2006 and 2010), as well as the 2010 Breeder of the Year by New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.
What began modestly with a little tractor shed and pony at Malloy’s first home in Purchase, N.Y., significantly grew into 200 acres in Hyde Park.