Freshman Sire Into Mischief ended 2012 with another stakes victory and an impressive maiden winner, both on the New Year's Eve card at Fair Grounds Race Course.
Sittin at the Bar followed up her eight length victory in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S. on Dec. 8 with another dominating victory in the $105,615 Louisiana Futurity (VIDEO
). The Spendthrift Farm bred filly came from sixth after a quarter mile, using a four-wide move and a powerful stretch run to draw away in the final sixteenth of a mile. The final margin was 2 1/4-lengths, with a time of 1:11.46 for the six furlongs.
Sittin at the Bar upped her career earnings to $218,369 with her third win from five starts. She is out of Fast Laner, winner of Aqueduct's Dixie Flag S. and $272,283.
About 30 minutes later in the sixth race, Exotic Mischief, who ran second in first start on Nov. 30, crushed her foes by eight lengths going one mile on the turf (VIDEO
). Sitting in the fifth spot a couple lengths off the lead until the far turn, Exotic Mischief cruised to the front under her own power, the ran away from the field with a quick turn of foot at the top of the straight. The bay filly is the eighth winner this year by her sire.
Exotic Mischief was bred in Kentucky and is owned by Haras Los Samanes Polo Racing. She is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Gnome's Delight and comes from the same family as the top-class mare Up the Flagpole, producer of several Grade 1 winners.
Into Mischief ends the year with $1,171,578 in first-crop earnings, ranking him #3 on the First-Crop Sires List and the #2 First-Crop Sires standing in North America in 2012. His three stakes winners, also second-most of any freshman sire, include Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Delta Jackpot (G3) and runner-up in the Grade 1 Champagne S.
Into Mischief will stand the 2013 season at Spendthrift for $10,000 LFS&N.