November 14, 2019 - Churchill Downs, Race 5, Msw, USD $95,000, 6 1/2F, 0.0000
Taraz, F, 2, 2017 by Into Mischief
1st Dam: Silk Route, by Empire Maker
2nd Dam: Jibe, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Slightly Dangerous, by Roberto
Owner: Juddmonte Farms
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms (KY)
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Juddmonte homebred Taraz (Into Mischief) was heavily bet at 1-2 in this unveiling and ran to the money with a 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy graduation at Churchill Downs. Stalking from second through an opening quarter in :22.69, the massive bay filly poked her head in front as the half went in :45.60. Taraz charged clear in the lane with ease, leaving the field in her dust for an effortless 7 1/2-length victory. Alley Music (Street Sense) was best of the rest in second.
Taraz's second dam is European stakes winner and Group 1-placed Jibe. Her dam Silk Route produced a full-brother to the winner last year and a Flintshire (GB) filly this term. She was bred back to that fellow Juddmonte colorbearer, who stands at Hill 'n' Dale. This is also the family of European champions Commander in Chief (GB) and Warning (GB); and Group 1 winner Full Mast (Mizzen Mast).