It Is I


A member of the dominant Abercrombie sireline, and out of the broodmare gem New Arrival, the dam of seven in 2:00, It Is I was an outstanding racehorse, winning 19 of his 24 starts for David Murphy in an injury interrupted career.

It Is I, as a two and three-year-old, was a racing sensation. He won at his first nine appearances highlighted by a heat of the Victoria Derby and, after an injury setback, returned to the racetracks winning in free-for-all company. There is no doubt that he had he remained sound he would have measured up against the top bracket in Australia and New Zealand

An upstanding young horse, It Is I has been greatly in demand with breeders since entering stud in 2006 and his first crop – now rising two-year-olds – are showing up as natural, bold pacers. He promises to have some interesting two-year-old runners from his first small crop (31 foals) in the new season.

It Is I is a son of Golden Greek, a free-legged world champion and a leading sire of two and three-year-olds in Australia. Golden Greek has sired the winners of over $14million in stakes and to this stag is credited with more than 100 in the 2:00 list.

New Arrival, the dam of It Is I, has stamped herself as one of the finest broodmares of all-time. Besides It Is I, she is also the dam of a classics-winning filly in La Speranza 1:59 (dam of Il Tenore 1:55.7 – Aust. 2YO record and Armida – Bathurst Gold Tiara), Nudge 1:56.1, Laser Edge 1:58.4 and Late Arrival 1:59.2.

A full sister to New Arrival in Girl Called Destiny really established the Rita’s Pride family to some purpose. Girl Called Destiny was the dam of the Australian Pacing Gold winner Donna Who, Son Of Greek 1:54.6 and No Share Girl 1:59 and the grand-dam of Wholigan 1:57.2, I Dont Share 1:57.6 and As It It In Heaven 1:58.4.

Race Record

The winner at each of his five appearances at two, It Is I won five out of six at three years including the $25,000 Caduceus Club Cup (Listed) and a heat of the Victoria Derby (3rd in Final).

He later competed with real distinction at Grand Circuit level, winning the Group 2 $50,000 Legends Mile at Moonee Valley in 1:57.3, in which he defeated Sokyola and Winforu. He finished runner-up in the same race 12 months later – timed in 1:55.1 – at his final start.

It Is I also finished a luckless fourth in the 2005 Miracle Mile at Harold Park.

All told, It Is I had 19 wins and four placings from 24 starts for $208,575 in stakes. He took his record of 1:56.4 at Moonee Valley, where he won a total of nine races.



It Is I’s oldest progeny are five-years-old. They include:
WEALLWANTANO 1:55.5, $41,267 8 wins (Albert Albert)
IT IS BILLY 1:57.8 Bendigo Guineas (Digger Almahurst)
FANAGALO 2, 1:58.7 (Walton Hanover)
REAL GOOD GROOVE 1:58.1 (Fake Left)
CYRUS 1:57.2 (Victory Sarnel)
SCARRED 1:59.3 (Knight Rainbow)
NARKOOLA 2, 2:00.3 (Ideal Tanner)

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