STABLE NOTES
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
Stable Notes by Ed Golden/Mike Willman

CURRENT RACE MEET
12/26/16 - 7/7/17

FAIRYTALE FILLY SOUTHERN TRUCE REMEMBERED

Rags To Riches Southern Truce Honored Sunday

The tale of Southern Truce is one of many faded into the rich lore of racing, but to those associated with the horse for which Sunday's stakes race is named, ill or good, it is indelibly etched in their memory.

Claimed for $16,000 in March of 1991 by trainer Roger Stein for Vic and Peggy Johnson of Monrovia, who raced as the Regal Rose Stable, Southern Truce reached racing’s apex when she won Santa Anita's Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 miles by a head in 1993 over Eclipse Award champion Paseana. A 22-year-old Corey Nakatani was aboard.