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Quebec shows the way in Marie Krantz Memorial

January 19, 2020

Into Mischief’s accomplished distaffer Quebec added the $100,000 Marie Krantz Memorial S. to her resume on Jan. 18 when the six-year-old posted a gate-to-wire victory in the 1 1/16-mile race over the Fair Grounds turf course.

Making just her second start for trainer Joe Sharp since coming to his barn from California, Quebec came out of the gate quickly from her inside post to assume command. She guided the field through six furlongs in 1:12.45 while maintaining at least a one-length lead, then dug in gamely to hold off a pair of challengers at the wire, winning by a neck in 1:42.28 on the firm turf (VIDEO).

“I’m usually not an advocate of the one hole, but with a horse like her and her running style I was pretty confident,” Sharp said. “We’re looking forward for the rest of the year with her, including the next one here at Fair Grounds (Albert M. Stall Memorial on February 15).”

Owned by Connie and Richard Snyder, Quebec has won or place in six stakes and has earned $343,601. She was bred in Kentucky by Preston Madden.

After topping the 2019 General Sire list with nearly $19 million in progeny earnings, Into Mischief already has three stakes winners this year, including the exciting 3-year-old colt Authentic, winner of the Sham S. (G3).