Into the Sunrise collects first stakes win

July 5, 2021

Into the Sunrise’s front-running win in the Dade Park Dash S. July 4 at Ellis Park inched Into Mischief closer to a pair of stallion milestones that he is sure to eclipse this year.

The 3-year-old trained by Wesley Ward is one of his sire’s 98 lifetime stakes winners and upped his progeny earnings to $97.5 million. With 22 stakes winners and more than $13 million in progeny earnings already in 2021, both the 100 stakes winners and $100 million mark are well within reach in 2021.

Into the Sunrise was stakes-placed in last year’s Soaring Free S. at Woodbine and came into Sunday’s race off a May 21 turf allowance win at Belmont Park. Sent to the lead by Chris Landeros, Into the Sunrise flew through a quarter-mile in :21.55 and despite the hot early pace, widened his lead in the stretch until geared down in the final strides to win by 1 ¾-lengths.

Owned by the M Racing Group LLC, Into the Sunrise is 3-1-0 in eight starts and has earned $139,443. He was bred in Kentucky by Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson. Out of Bellini Sunrise, Into the Sunrise is a full brother to Barbara Fritchie S. (G3) winner Hibiscus Punch.