Miss Mischief is the type of horse one dreams of owning. Her career, now spanning four years, has been one to watch.
Miss Mischief, the six-year-old bay mare, had 23 lifetime starts by the end of 2015, with nine firsts, two seconds and three thirds for earnings of $522,980.
In 2013, she won the Pearl City Stakes at Aqueduct and in 2014 she won three back-to-back races at Presque Isle, culminating in winning the H.B.P.A. Stakes.
Her 5-year-old year in 2015 proved to be her best yet, with nine starts producing three wins, two seconds and two thirds for earnings of $298,600. She again won the H.B.P.A. Stakes at Presque Isles and then capped off her season with her biggest win yet, the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes at Woodbine.
She had an impressive finish in the Bessarabian, winning by 2 ¼-lengths in 1:21:72, beating out Endless Light and Paddle Board in the final furlong.
“He (trainer, Dale Capuano) said to just try and give her a clear trip outside. She was keen and following the race pretty good, just waiting for me to turn her loose,” said champion jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva.
The mare’s finish was exciting for her entire team, including her owner Diane Manning and Capuano.
“It’s very gratifying,” he said. “We thought the distance would fit her quite well. She’s run well for us from six and a half (furlongs) to a mile and a sixteenth. She’s pretty versatile.”
Bought as a yearling for $125,000, Miss Mischief was bred in Kentucky by Allen Poindexter. She is the daughter of Spendthrift Farm’s Into Mischief who is the sire of other successful distance horses including Vicar’s In Trouble and Vyjack.
Miss Mischief’s versatility may come from her dam, Kid Majic, who in her final year of racing as a 3-year-old won a six-furlong allowance at Oaklawn and placed in the Lone Star Oaks at a distance of a mile and a sixteenth.
Regardless of where her ability comes from, she has proven to be an exciting horse to watch and was a very deserving dual Sovereign winner.