2nd at 2CASHCALL FUTURITY
(gr. I , 8.5f , to Into Mischief, defeating Massive Drama, Monba, Indian Sun, Sierra Sunset, Eaton's Gift, Meal Penalty, Overextended, Shore Do, Referee, Tres Borrachos ).
Into Mischief became the first grade I winner for his sire, Harlan’s Holiday, when he won Hollywood Park’s CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at odds of 13-1 on Dec. 22. The 2-year-old Richard Mandella trainee also became the first black-type winner for his dam and maintained a promising record of two wins and one second from three career starts for owner B. Wayne Hughes.
Into Mischief made his first start Oct. 21 when he won a maiden special weight going 61¼2 furlongs at Oak Tree at Santa Anita over the Cushion Track. He then finished second behind Massive Drama in the Nov. 22 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III), going seven furlongs at Hollywood Park, before winning the 11¼16-mile CashCall Futurity by 11¼4 lengths.
Bred in Kentucky out of the Tricky Creek mare Leslie’s Lady, Into Mischief was the product of a mating arranged by the late James T. Hines Jr., best known as the breeder/owner of the talented Lawyer Ron. Hines purchased Leslie’s Lady for $27,000 at the 1997 Keeneland September yearling sale, and the filly campaigned through 28 starts to a 5-3-2 record for his family. In 1998 she won the Hoosier Debutante Stakes, and in 1999 she finished second in Oaklawn Park’s Martha Washington Stakes.
Retired in 2000, Leslie’s Lady is the dam of five foals with three winners, including the now 5-year-old Marquetry mare Judy B and a 4-year-old colt by Orientate named Louis the Bold. She is the dam of a 2-year-old filly by Yankee Victor and a yearling filly by Orientate. Leslie’s Lady was purchased by Fred Mitchell of Clarkland Farm from Hines’ estate at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in 2006 for $100,000.
“We were looking for some mares in that price range, and we went out there to buy stakes winners,” said Mitchell. “She was our type of mare—a young, stakes-winning producer that we could afford. Her pedigree wasn’t that classy, but it was something we could live with.”
And with Into Mischief on her record, Leslie’s Lady is looking like a fine producer. She is in foal to Rockport Harbor for 2008.
“The CashCall was unbelievable,” said Mitchell. “With the caliber of horses (Into Mischief) was running against, you have to wonder what’s in his future. When you buy a mare and her third foal turns out to be a grade I stakes winner, it’s a good feeling.”
A multiple grade I winner whose first foals are 2-year-olds of 2007, Harlan’s Holiday is the sire of five stakes winners, including Tasha’s Miracle (gr. III). The 9-year-old son of Harlan is standing the 2008 season at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., for a fee of $25,000.—C.N.
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