Oaklawn H. (gr. II)
(gr. II , 9f ,)
DUKE OF MISCHIEF
Graeme Hall My Lady Amelia , by Real Courage
BMarilyn McMaster, FL.; OLieblong, Alex and Joann, McMaster, M. and Fawkes, David; TDavid Fawkes
Monarchos City Fair , by Carson City
BOverbrook Farm, KY.; OJer-Mar Stable LLC; TMcLean Robertson
Sefapiano Mom's Command , by Top Command
BJayeff B Stables, KY.; OMichael Langford; TRandy L. Morse
Duke of Mischief had every right to win the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II). His sire, Graeme Hall, scored the biggest win of his career at Oaklawn Park, capturing the 2000 Arkansas Derby (gr. II).
The Oaklawn Handicap triumph was the second of the year for Duke of Mischief. The Florida-bred colt started the year with a victory in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Duke of Mischief races for his breeder, Marilyn McMaster, in partnership with Alex and JoAnn Lieblong and trainer David Fawkes. Duke of Mischief has raced for the partnership from the start.
McMaster is the co-breeder of Duke of MischiefÕs stakes-winning half brother Lord Robyn. Bred in partnership with Angelo Agnello, Lord Robyn won four stakes at Calder Race Course over three years, including the 2005 Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT) for the Lieblongs and Top Line Racing.
McMasterÕs stakes winners as a breeder also includes two-time Michigan champion Valley Loot, an 11-time stakes winner. Valley Loot was voted the Wolverine StateÕs 2007 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly.
The LieblongsÕ big winner over the years has been Telling, who won the 2009 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga.
Duke of MischiefÕs dam, My Lady Amelia, produced seven foals prior to her death in 2009. The youngest is a 2-year-old Eddington colt named Noble Son.
Duke of MischiefÕs second and third dams also were stakes producers. Third dam Seven Valleys, a stakes-placed daughter of Road At Sea, produced four stakes winners, including the dam of important sire Silver Deputy.
Graeme Hall, who won three other graded stakes during his career, has sired 14 added-money winners, including additional 2010 added-money winners Hallway and Poovey. Graeme Hall stands at Eugene and Laura MelnykÕs Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla.ÑD.S.