Rosenblum Holds On To La Verdad

La Verdad and Jose Ortiz in the Gallant Bloom. Photo NYRA/Adam Coglianese

La Verdad and Jose Ortiz in the Gallant Bloom. Photo NYRA/Adam Coglianese

On the morning after a game runner-up finish in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland, owner Sheila Rosenblum withdrew La Verdad from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to keep her as a broodmare.

Purchased privately by Rosenblum in December 2013, La Verdad is a New York-bred by Yes It’s True   out of the Hook and Ladder mare Noble Fire. The 5-year-old mare, a four-time grade II stakes winner, has earned more than $1.6 million while making 19 of her 23 starts for Rosenblum’s Lady Sheila Stable and trainer Linda Rice.

“What a performance,” said Rosenblum of La Verdad’s Breeders’ Cup effort. “She ran some hell of a race. We were thrilled to take second.”

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