Maximus Mischief

Jody's Pride Inspires Dreams of Lilies with Busher Win

Jody's Pride (f, 3, American Pharoah--Jody's Song, by Scat Daddy) opened her 2024 with style here as she outgamed Carmelina (Maximus Mischief) to claim her first stakes win of the season in the Busher S. A dirt horse by accident after her maiden turf dash debut Aug. 9 at Saratoga was brought off the grass and she dominated by 10 1/2 lengths, it was a similar story for the Matron S. in her second start Oct. 8 when that six-panel sprint also came off the turf and again sending Jody's...

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Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Machmer Hall

The TDN's popular annual series 'Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift,' continues today in a conversation with Machmer Hall's Carrie Brogden. Becca's Rocket, 6, (Orb-Idoitmyway, by Unbridled's Song). To be bred to Elite Power. Becca's Rocket is currently in foal to Jackie's Warrior. We bred this Orb filly and after the untimely death of her Unbridled's Song dam in a paddock accident, I vowed to buy this beautiful stakes mare back after her racing career. When she was born, I had such high hopes for her because she was just a...

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Street Sense's Otto the Conqueror Game in Springboard Mile

Otto the Conqueror (Street Sense) picked up a black-type feather for his cap with this gutsy victory in the Remington Springboard Mile S., and picked up 10 points for the Road to the Kentucky Derby. A dominating four-length winner last out over a Churchill allowance optional claiming group which included next out GII Kentucky Jockey Club winner Honor Marie (Honor Code) and SW Just Steel (Justify), he'd broken his maiden two back over that track by a neck and ran a length second on unveiling Aug. 13 at Ellis Park...

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Wanamaker's December Sale Catalogue Released

The 2023 Wanamaker's December Sale catalogue is now available online with bidding open at 8:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 21. The first listing completes that day at 5:00 p.m. EST and subsequent listings close in three-minute increments, the company said in a release Wednesday. With weanlings, yearlings, horses of racing age, open broodmares and broodmares in-foal all catalogued this month, top first-crop stallions of 2023 will also be represented. Yearlings by Mitole, Maximus Mischief and Vino Rosso are included. Highlights of the catalogue: A yearling filly by Mitole (Hip...

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Spendthrift's Fab Four Taking Freshman Title To The Wire

Everybody understands the deal with new stallions. Most will never again command so high a fee, nor so potent a book, and many will complete their principal service to commercial breeders long before any of their stock has actually entered a starting gate. Once they reach that point, you need only browse the freshman tables of years past to get a chastening sense of how many "exciting" newcomers will establish a lasting eligibility to keep seeding the breed. On the other hand, their window of opportunity is ruthlessly brief. If...

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Maximus Mischief's Glengarry Too Strong in Bowman Mill

Iowa-bred Glengarry (Maximus Mischief) ran his record to three wins from as many appearances with a good-looking victory in Saturday's Bowman Mill S. at Keeneland. The 5-2 second choice off a 12 3/4-length romp against his fellow state-breds in the Sept. 30 Iowa Cradle S., the gray colt was under the pump early from Luis Saez as he tried to match strides with Cowes (Outwork) to his outside, but when it was apparent that he was not going to make the lead, Glengarry was taken hold of for a stride...

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Madness Yet Another First-Out Winner for Maximus Mischief

2nd-Gulfstream, $42,000, Msw, 10-22, 2yo, f, 5f (AWT), :57.61, ft, 2 lengths. MADNESS (f, 2, Maximus Mischief--Mine Own, by Mineshaft) became the crop-leading 22nd winner for her first-crop sire (by Into Mischief) with an 57-10 upset at first asking. Last away and outsprinted through the early exchanges, the $15,000 KEENOV weanling turned $75,000 OBSOCT yearling--equipped with cheek pieces and a shadow roll for the debut--was angled down to the inside by Samy Camacho and commenced a steady advance three furlongs out. Swung out wide for the drive, the bay quickly...

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Grade I Producers Added To The Fasig-Tipton November Sale

The dams of two recent Grade I winners and of a third elite-level scorer heading to the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff are among the latest supplemental entries to The November Sale at Fasig-Tipton. The stakes-winning Toni Tools (Roaring Fever), cataloged as hip 254 and selling with EliTE, is the dam of Candied (Candy Ride {Arg}) who ran her record to two wins from as many starts in the GI Darley Alcibiades S. and heads to California as a leading chance in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 3. Similarly,...

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Spendthrift Freshmen Roster Led by Omaha Beach

Fees have been set for Spendthrift's four first-crop sires, currently occupying four of the five top spots on the leading freshman sire list in North America, according to a release from the Central Kentucky farm Wednesday. Their fees for the 2024 breeding season were held back when Spendthrift announced the farm's roster and fees in late September. The Spendthrift roster will feature three new stallions in 2024: Taiba (Gun Runner), Arabian Lion (Justify), and Zandon (Upstart). Taiba is already at the farm and will stand for $35,000, while the other...

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Witwatersrand Tops Fasig-Tipton October Digital Sale

The Fasig-Tipton October Digital Sale closed Tuesday afternoon with 100 horses sold for $1,820,000. Offerings included breeding stock, horses of racing age, yearlings, and a stallion. Racing prospect Witwatersrand (Hip 8) topped the sale when sold for $230,000 to Deputy from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for DJ Stable Graduate. A 2-year-old daughter of Connect, Witwatersrand broke her maiden on debut at Woodbine on Sept. 1 for owners DJ Stable and Quintessential Racing Florida and trainer Mark Casse. The chestnut filly was offered and sold from her...

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'It's a Game I Adore': Glengarry Keeps Kennedy at Home in Iowa

Aaron Kennedy has enjoyed racing success on the national stage as a partner on the likes of Storm the Court and Sugar Shock, but the CEO of the Des Moines-based advertising firm Flynn Wright might have a star in his own backyard after the effortless debut victory of Glengarry (Maximus Mischief) at Prairie Meadows Monday night. "He's a big horse and he definitely knows it," Kennedy said of the imposing gray colt. Kennedy, who owns Glengarry in partnership with Toby Joseph and trainer Doug Anderson, purchased the colt for $150,000...

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Maximus Mischief Gets First Stakes Winner In Gulfstream's Sharp Susan S.

Let Them Watch kept her undefeated record intact while providing her freshman sire (by Into Mischief) with his first stakes winner Sunday. A 6 1/4-length maiden winner when unveiled against Florida-breds over the Gulfstream main track July 7, the bay earned favoritism again at 4-5 for her jump into stakes company. Keeping pressure up front on leader Avellino (Adios Charlie), Let Them Watch was content to sit second only momentarily and, once given her head, quickly picked up her pace to strike the front two furlongs from the money. With...

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