Broodmare might actually be male according to extraordinary lawsuit
A New York-bred stakes winner who sold for US$150,000 at Keeneland as a broodmare prospect is actually a male, according to a lawsuit pending in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kept True (Yes It’s True) went through the Keeneland January 2021 Horses of All Ages Sale, where she was purchased as a five-year-old broodmare prospect by Michelle and Albert Crawford’s Crawford Farms near Lexington.
Over the course of the previous 27 months, Kept True compiled a record of five wins, two seconds, and two thirds from 14 starts and earnings of US$323,659 running against females at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga. Crawford Farms took possession of Kept True without having the horse examined by its own vet, only to apparently and later, via a series of examinations and tests, that Kept True is a mare in outward appearance only.
According to the complaint led by Crawford’s attorney, Kept True was examined by Crawford’s Dr Jeremy Whitman, who reported “obvious abnormalities in the horse’s reproductive organs”, primarily that the horse had no ovaries.
A test report from Texas A&M University revealed a genetic condition that gives Kept True the “appearance of a female horse, but the chromosomes of a male horse”.