With a white face to accent plenty of dash on the racetrack, this filly commanded West Point’s attention in the training preview. Terry Finley persevered to bring her into the fold after she initially failed to meet her reserve in the sale ring at OBS April.
She comes from the first crop of Maximus Mischief, who is beginning his stud career in much the same manner as his sire Into Mischief: at Spendthrift Farm, attracting many mares on the strengths of a 2-year-old season that wound up being his high mark on the racetrack.
Maximus Mischief’s biggest feat came in the 2018 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct, capping a 3-for-3 juvenile campaign where he was never headed while winning by a combined 17 lengths. He attracted a book of 198 mares in his first season at stud in 2020, including this filly’s dam. He left an unmistakable stamp with her white blaze and three white socks, just like her dad.
The filly worked an eighth at OBS April in 10 1/5 with a stride length of 25 feet, above average for the session by 0.41 feet, and our bloodstock agent David Ingordo liked how she moved and how she galloped out.
Dale Romans will train the new filly from his base in Kentucky, where purses continue to set records.
Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2024.
Watch the WPT team talk about the new filly in our OBS April sale webinar:
Maximus Mischief (left) and the filly — WOW!
What a great buy. She’s a smooth, pretty filly who vetted very well. I can’t wait to have her here at Churchill Downs gearing up for a debut this summer for Dale.Jeff Lifson